Lucille Whelan

March 7, 1933May 14, 2018

WHELAN, Lucille J. (nee Mascari) May 14, 2018 of Tonawanda, NY. Beloved wife of Andrew J. Dearest mother of Mark (Kris), Andrew, Greg (Nancy) and Richard Whelan. Cherished grandmother of seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; dear sister of the late Mary Jane (late Arthur) Fancher. Also survived by nieces and nephews. Friends received on Sunday June 10th from 12-4 PM at the DENGLER ROBERTS,PERNA FUNERAL HOME 3070 Delaware Ave. A memorial Mass will be held Monday June 11th at St. Amelia's Church at 9 AM. Please assemble at the church. Flowers gratefully declined, if desired, contributions may be made to Mount St. Mary's Academy. Online condolences may be shared at


  • Memorial Visitation Sunday, June 10, 2018
  • Memorial Mass Monday, June 11, 2018

Lucille Whelan

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Greg Whelan

June 8, 2018

Mom thank you for all the years we had together. You were the one who never stopped believing in me. You never missed any of my baseball games or little league football games. You took me to Bills games and Yankee games in Cleveland and over the years you help me raise my kids. You continue with them and were at all their events as well. You were not only a great mom but a great grand mom to my kids. I never got to really know my own grand parents so for you to be around as long as you were was so assume that my kids got to know you. Mom I love you and miss you but I know you are with your parents who left us way to early. Thank you for everything. Love Greg.

Kayla Whelan

June 8, 2018

Today we got together with the family to celebrate your life and the amazing person you were. When you passed I was away in Boston and it never really set in for me until I was surrounded by our family again and you weren’t there.

I’ll never forget the Christmas party’s at your house and being able to use your bingo dabbers for art when you watched Kelly and I. I always loved when I had to stay home sick from school and had to go to your house. You would feed me soup and crackers and would set me up in papas chair in the bedroom in front of my own tv. You were so loving and such a great grandma.

I will also always credit you for making my dad who he is today. You taught him how to respect women and because of you I grew up learning what I deserved from my future husband because of the son you helped raise.

I love you forever Grandma. Your impact on your family will live on more than you will ever know.

Ps. Nate and I will forever argue what sauce is better between yours and his moms. I know he doesn’t want to admit but yours is obviously the best. Someday our kids will know I’m right once I make it for them. Although they are a couple years away from being here and you never got the chance to meet them , trust me when I say they will know all about you ❤️ Who knows, maybe you’re up there and already know who they are going to be!

Brittany Wahl

June 6, 2018

You are my memories. You shared every memory I have, with me. Every time I hang my hallmark ornaments on the tree, when I’m with my family or by myself. When I’m cooking your sauce or making your cookies. I will carry you with me. I am so lucky to call you my Gramma. You love so deeply and I hope I can be the strong mom and (someday) gramma that you are to all of us. Until we see each other again ❤️ I love you

Kris Vincent Whelan

June 3, 2018

Thank you, Lucille, teaching this southern girl how to make Yorkshire pudding and your amazing sauce- even though it was never as good as yours. I learned so much from you. You are truly loved and missed by all.