Devoted wife, mother and grandmother who loved to travel

NORTH READING — Arline H. (DeAngelis) Whyel, 82, of North Reading, formerly of Chelsea and East Boston, died Friday, July 8, 2022, at Winchester Hospital.

Born in East Boston on July 13, 1939, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Frances (Sarni) DeAngelis. She was a graduate of East Boston High School. Arline worked as an administrative assistant at Mass General Hospital in Boston for 35 years. She also worked as a travel agent and was very passionate about working with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, where she devoted her time and energy to the kids like no other.

She was a devoted wife to her husband John of 60 years and loving and caring mother to Laurice and John.

Arline loved to travel with her family and experienced seeing the world together. She had been a resident of North Reading for the past 18 years and was a member of St. Theresa’s Church.

Family members include loving husband John A. Whyel; her daughter, Laurice Saggese and her husband Gary; her son, John J. Whyel and his wife Julia Guthro; her loving sister Margaret Frances and her brother Joseph DeAngelis and his wife Patricia. She was the proud grandmother of Nicholas Whyel and Taylor Saggese.  She also leaves behind many loving nieces and nephews.

Her funeral will be held from the Croswell Funeral Home, 19 Bow St., North Reading on Friday, July 15 at 9:15 a.m., followed by a 10:30 a.m. funeral Mass at St. Theresa’s Church, 63 Winter Street, North Reading.

Calling hours will be held on Thursday, July 14 from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment will be in the Versailles Mausoleum in Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in her memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude PL., Memphis, TN 38105-9959 or to Make-A-Wish America, 1702 East Highland Ave., Suite 400 Phoenix, AZ 85016.

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