Jean Whelehan Ring



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Jean Whelehan Ring Friday, September 2, 2022.  Jean was predeceased by her devoted husband, James DeWitt Ring; father, Walter L. Whelehan, Sr.; mother, Louise Herman Rauber;  brother Walter L. Whelehan, Jr. , and grandson, Andrew Durbin. She is survived by her loving children, Anne (James) Edwards, Michael (Anita) Ring, Mary Lee (Ronald) Durbin, Norma (James) Cummings, Joan (William) Markis and DeWitt (Marta) Ring, as well as grandchildren (24), great-grandchildren (39), great-great-grandchildren (2), “sister” Mary Lou Haag Mikel and many dear friends. Jean was a lifelong caregiver who was devoted to her faith, family, and friends for almost 98 years.  She was a proud graduate of St. Mary’s School of Nursing, worked at Rochester General Hospital, The Jewish Home, and retired after working as a school nurse in Greece.  She loved spending time with her family and friends, and will be deeply missed by all who knew her. Jean’s Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, September 9th 10:30 AM at Our Mother of Sorrows Church.  Interment will be at Our Mother of Sorrows Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Veterans Outreach and Salvation Army.  For more information and to sign her online guestbook, visit


  1. Daniel Wolf on September 6, 2022 at 4:47 pm

    What a wonderful woman what a wonderful Life so grateful for all the memories. I look forward to being with you in heaven blessings my sister

  2. Michael William Markis on September 7, 2022 at 1:25 pm

    It was a blessing to know Jean. She was/is a fine person.

  3. Jo Ann Foglia on September 8, 2022 at 2:17 pm

    To the Ring Family, I’m so sorry to hear of her passing. Jean was a wonderful lady, and a true friend. Jean was very easy to talk too. She loved her family and always talked about them with pride. JO,(old hairdresser) and Monte Foglia

  4. Beverly A Richter on September 9, 2022 at 11:55 am

    To the Ring family, Your mom was a sweetheart, she always had the biggest smile and a wonderful laugh. I’m sorry it’s not possible to be there today to celebrate her life. I’m sure the gang are all having a great card party up in heaven. Bev Callan Richter

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