- May 24, 1969 - December 29, 2016
- Waltham, Massachusetts
of Jeffrey's Passing
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“What a great tribute video, Jeff will be missed by many, I always remembered his smile and his kindness, RIP my friend.
1 of 36 | Posted by: Kelli Schroeder - Ashville, NY
“For Bob and Maryann, Bob Jr., Sylvia, we were very saddened to hear of your loss. Please accept our sincere condolences. Tom and Donna Simmons
2 of 36 | Posted by: Tom Simmons - Lakewood, NY
“We're so sorry for your loss to the entire family. Jeff was a kind hearted soul. It was many years ago but he'll be remembered fondly.
3 of 36 | Posted by: Karla Anderson- Marsh - Asheboro, NC
“Steph,Rhonda and I offer our deepest condolences and sympathies to you and you family. We are truly sorry for your loss.
4 of 36 | Posted by: Scott Stelmack
“Steph - Our thoughts are with you and your family today. Our deepest sympathies.
5 of 36 | Posted by: Kathie & TR Lind - Oviedo, FL
“Stephanie, Elizabeth, Jacob and Caroline,We are so sorry for your loss.Remember he is taking care of you from above.Jeff, RIP you were a great friend...Read More »
6 of 36 | Posted by: Yvonne Muscato - waltham, MA
“Dear Caroline and Whitney Family, My deepest sympathy and prayers for you during this sorrowful yet sacred time. May your Dad's loving memory...Read More »
7 of 36 | Posted by: Jacqueline Ashba - Waltham, MA
“Stephanie,My heart goes out to you in your time of incredulous loss. I send you healing and loving hugs.With much sympathy,Allan
8 of 36 | Posted by: Allan Hunter - Watertown, MA
“Stephanie, Elizabeth, Jacob and Caroline. I can't even put into words how sorry I am. So many memories with your family for so many years. Jeff was a...Read More »
9 of 36 | Posted by: Courtney Hizey - Hudson, MA
“Stephanie , Elizabeth , Jacob , and Caroline . We are deeply sorry for your loss . Our thoughts and prayers will always be with all of you. Love you...Read More »
10 of 36 | Posted by: A friend
“Stephanie:I am so sorry for your loss. Jeff was a wonderful man. Our hearts and thoughts are with you and the kids.Jon Talamo and Andrea Robinson
11 of 36 | Posted by: A friend
“The first time I met Jeff was when our family moved down the street on Hallock. Jeff and his brother Bob came into our back yard where my sons Dan...Read More »
12 of 36 | Posted by: Wendy Litzen - Jamestown, NY
“I'll never forget your sweet personality and infectious smile my childhood friend! Much love and prayers to Stephanie and family..
13 of 36 | Posted by: Jody(aka cheesehead) Long - FL
“How very sad for all of you. Howard and I send our condolences to Stephanie and especially Elizabeth, Caroline and Jacob.nY
14 of 36 | Posted by: Joan and Howard Garniss
“Steph ~ I just heard and my heart aches for you. I am so sorry, and I truly wish I could be there with you. My love and prayers are with you all...Read More »
15 of 36 | Posted by: Corky Carlson - Hamilton, VA
“To the entire Whitney Family, I was blindsided when I read this in the paper today... the good ones aren't supposed to die young ... brings back...Read More »
16 of 36 | Posted by: Larry Green - Jamestown, NY
“Dear Stephanie and family; We regret so much hearing of the passing of Jeff. Words never express the true feelings that exist in such a time....Read More »
17 of 36 | Posted by: Kristen Pulliam - Venice, FL
“Sympathy and condolences to you on the loss of your husband, and father to E. J. and C.
18 of 36 | Posted by: Peter OCallaghan - Waltham, MA
“My most sincere condolences to Jeff's wife children, parents, and the many other family and friends for this great loss that leaves a hole in the...Read More »
19 of 36 | Posted by: Jim Painter - Augusta, GA
“Stephanie, Elizabeth, Jacob, Caroline, Harley & Family,We are heartbroken to hear of Jeff's passing. He was such a wonderful person. We send our...Read More »
20 of 36 | Posted by: Paula McNiece - Waltham, MA
“Dear Steph, Elizabeth, Jacob and Caroline, I was so sorry to hear about Jeff's passing, and my thoughts are with you all. If there's anything I can...Read More »
21 of 36 | Posted by: Eddie Yasi - Waltham, MA
“Sylvia, Bob, Stephanie and family, I am so saddened by your loss and sending prayers and love to all. Jeff was a special guy since I first met him at...Read More »
22 of 36 | Posted by: Carol Nordland - Cape Coral, FL
“My deepest condolences to The Whitney family for your loss. Many memories from years ago...May God give you all peace and comfort. RIP, my friend.
23 of 36 | Posted by: Van Tane - Macon, GA - Friend
“You will be missed rest in peace
24 of 36 | Posted by: Joe Triscari - Jamestown, NY
“Stephanie & Family we are so sorry to hear about Jeff's passing; I was hoping he would be back in the golf league next year. He was an awesome & fun...Read More »
25 of 36 | Posted by: Sue & Dave Looney - Framingham, MA
“Our condolences to your family.God has called home another angel.
26 of 36 | Posted by: Geoff Moore Family - FL
“Our prayers and thoughts are with you
27 of 36 | Posted by: Gina Condon - Waltham, MA
“Our hearts are heavy with sadness for you and the kids Stephanie. My fondest memories are of our Little Soul's days having all three kids, (Whitney...Read More »
28 of 36 | Posted by: Rose Herron - Waltham, MA
“Syl and Joe, I am so sorry for your loss. I know how painful this is just losing Brian two weeks ago. I will be praying for all of you. You are in...Read More »
29 of 36 | Posted by: Joni Judd - Cape Coral, FL
“TO the Whitney Family my prayers and thoughts are with you ,God bless you all Love to all , Pauline DeVito
30 of 36 | Posted by: A friend
“Stephanie, Elizabeth, Jacob & Caroline ~ we are so sorry for your loss. Our heartfelt prayers are with you. Love ~ The McCarthy Family
31 of 36 | Posted by: Leigh McCarthy - Waltham, MA
“Rest in Peace old friend .. you left far to soon.. God speed
32 of 36 | Posted by: Gregory Brink - Jamestown, NY
“Stephanie and family..please know im thinking of all of you at this time of loss. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to you all. I pray God gives you all...Read More »
33 of 36 | Posted by: Jodi Timmerman - Jamestown, NY
“Stephanie and family, we are so sorry to hear of Jeff's passing. He was a trmendous guy that will be sorely missed. Caroline, Jacob and Elizabeth you...Read More »
34 of 36 | Posted by: Chris Curtin - Waltham, MA
“I'm so very sorry for your loss Stephanie, Liz, Jacob & Caroline. You are all in my thoughts & prayers. Hugs! <3
35 of 36 | Posted by: Corie Keicher (Doucette) - Nashua, NH
“Stephanie Lizz Jacob and Caroline and family I cannot express the heartfelt sadness I have for your loss. Our family prayers are with you all
36 of 36 | Posted by: Debra Pandolfi - Waltham, MA
Waltham – Mr. Jeffrey T. Whitney, of Waltham, died Thursday, December 29, 2016 at Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He was 47.
Jeff was born in Jamestown, New York, a place not far from Lake Erie. And unlike most of his family and friends who rooted for the 'hometown' Bills, Jeff became an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan at an early age. After going to school in Jamestown he enrolled at Waltham's Bentley College where he played football and received his bachelor's degree in accounting. He later earned his master's degree in taxation at Bentley.
His early career was spent specializing in international taxation. In 2011 he took over the management of his wife Stephanie's optometry practice after she merged the operations of Welch Optics and Community Opticians with her own Paris Eyecare on Moody Street. Jeff was the 'go-to' guy in the office for everything from keeping the books to managing the web to keeping up with the maintenance . . . all jobs he loved doing.
In his off hours he found relaxation and enjoyment riding his Harley, hanging out with his dog, appropriately named . . . Harley, camping and golfing. Jeff's favorite vacation spot was in the Cayman Islands and he enjoyed listening to country . . . truly a man of varied talents and eclectic taste. He will be missed.
Jeff leaves his wife, Dr. Stephanie A. Paris-Whitney; his children, Elizabeth A., Jacob T. and Caroline M. Whitney, all of Waltham; his parents, Robert Whitney and his wife, Maryann, and Sylvia (Wilson) Opdahl and her husband, George; his brother and sister, Robert Whitney, Jr. and Robin Johnson, both of Jamestown, and several nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will honor and remember Jeff's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Sunday, January 1st from 3 to 7 p.m. and again at 9 a.m. on Monday morning before leaving in procession to Our Lady Comforter of the Afflicted Church, 880 Trapelo Road, Waltham where his Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial will be private.