Friday, 08 April 2011 00:00Ruth Whelen, of Mineola and Mattituck, died on March 23, 2011. Beloved wife of the late John J. Devoted mother of Beth Smith (Leo), Jack (Nanette), Peggy Shanahan (Tommie) and the late Billy. Loving grandmother of Jessica, Kelly, Ryan, Kate, Patrick, Jenny, Matthew and Jill. Sister of nine, survived by Rosemary, Doris and Ed. Also survived by many nieces and nephews and their families. Arrangements were made by the Weigand Bros. Funeral Home, Williston Park. Funeral Mass at St. Aidan’s Church. Interment LI National Cemetery, Pinelawn. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to www.bestbuddies.org.