Michael Vaughn Whelan of Carmel, NY died on August 6, 2021, at the age of 79.
He lived in Carmel since 1949 and elsewhere for 11 years. He had a lifelong liking for cars and for driving the various cars he had owned at different times. He liked to cook and he learned from his mother and grandmother, they also taught him how to cook over a wood fire. He liked to travel and was lucky to have been able to do a lot of it. He was always reading something and had an enduring curiosity about everything.
Michael was born on August 27, 1941, in Bathurst, NB, Canada to Vaughan F. Whelan, a former Canadian Army Officer who later worked at Guidepost, and Mary L. Morse, a housewife.
He graduated from Carmel High School and in 1963, from Dartmouth College. Afterward, he served in the Army. He said that the military matured him and gave him a sense of discipline. He then went to the Law School at Dalhousie University in Halifax and became a member of the bar in both Massachusetts and Nova Scotia.
His beloved wife of 41 years, Diane L. Whelan, predeceased him in 2019. He is survived by his daughter, Meaghan A. See (Robert) and son, Timothy P. Whelan and two grandsons, Jeremy and Gabriel See. He is also survived by two sisters, Betsy of Halifax, Nova Scotia and Kathy Ustica of Orlando, Florida. He was a loving father and grandfather to all of them.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Michael Whelan’s memory to Doctors Without Borders – www.doctorswithoutborders.org.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Cargain Funeral Homes, Inc., 10 Fowler Ave, Carmel, NY 10512, (845) 225- 3672, www.cargainfuneralhomes.com.