Stephanie J. (Mendrala) Whalen was born Nov. 17, 1921, and passed to God’s glory Aug. 19, 2015, in Oneonta, N.Y.
She was predeceased by her beloved husband John. Surviving are her sons John (Audrey), Edward (Jeannie), Stephen and Robert (Patricia). She was the loving grandmother of Heather Piscatelli, Bert Whalen, and Sean Whalen and great-grandmother to Nicholas Whalen, Alexandra Piscatelli and Cassandra Whalen and a dear aunt to many nieces and nephews, for whom she made many chocolate shakes.
Visiting hours were held Aug. 21 at DeFriest-Grattan Funeral Home, where Deacon Jeff Sykes conducted prayer services. Interment took place Aug. 22 at Pinelawn Memorial Park where services were officiated by Deacon Thomas Hennessy.