Kevin J. Wholley

  • Born: September 3, 1958
  • Died: February 6, 2018
  • Location: Manchester, New Hampshire

Phaneuf Funeral Homes & Crematorium - Hanover Street

243 Hanover Street
Manchester, NH 03104
Tel. (603) 625-5777

Tribute & Message From The Family

Kevin J. Wholley, 59, of Manchester, passed away at Catholic Medical Center on February 6, 2018.

He was born in Haverhill, MA on September 3, 1958, the son of Edward and Patricia (Lynch) Wholley. He was a cook and an active part of Teen Challenge where he was also considered the "House Dad". He loved riding his Harley motorcycle with friends. Kevin was passionate about helping people and he and his wife had taken dozens of mission trips to Mexico over the last 17 years.

Kevin loved the Lord Jesus and was very outspoken about his faith.

Family members include his wife, Judy (Baker) Gilliam; his father Edward Wholley of Haverhill, MA; three daughters, Sarah Wagner of Georgetown, MA, Chrisi Eicher and her husband Jeremy of Kingston, and Jocelyn Albert and her husband Tim of Kingston; two step-daughters who he raised and considered his own daughters, Kristi Luppold and her husband Matthew of Manchester, and Alyssa Bong and her husband Jonathan of FL, and another step-daughter, Theresa Banks and her husband Philip of Haverhill, MA; two step-son, Carl Sylvester and his husband Alden of Northwood, and Charles Sylvester and his wife Diane of Wilmington, MA several grandchildren and three great grandchildren; three brothers, Edward Wholley, Steven Wholley and Daniel Wholley, all of Haverhill, MA; and nephews, nieces, and cousins.

A gathering will take place at Phaneuf Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 243 Hanover St., Manchester on Saturday afternoon from 4 to 6 PM with a memorial service to follow at 6:00 PM in the funeral home chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Judy for The Mexican Mission that the couple have been supporting. Urn burial will be later this spring. To view Kevin's online Tribute, send condolences to the family, or for more information, visit


Condolence & Memory Journal

Judy, so sorry for the loss of your beloved husband. I would love to donate to your Mexican mission. Could you send me your address so I could mail it to you! You could message me through fb We are very active Christians and his obituary really touched me. Sending you special prayers and love.

Posted by Janet Porada Mckallagat - Classmate   February 11, 2018

Sarah. I am so sorry for the loss of your farther. My prayers are with you always, Love Dan

Posted by dan daellemonico - burlington, MA - Friend   February 11, 2018

I worked with Kevin at Boston Furniture back in 1977. I have fond memories of that summer and used to go to the jam sessions of his Band. I am sorry for your loss. Bernard Hailson.

Posted by Bernard Hailson - Plaistow, NH - Friend   February 10, 2018

Grant just heard of Kevin's passing. I met Kevin at the Rock Church in Plaistow, we had some special moments in the Alpha course. Made me think when we illustrated what the rope meant in our Christian walk, that was to pull one another up when the other was down, Will see you in Heaven Kind Kevin and Prayers for all Loved ones and Friends. Jesus Loves us All He always will,

Posted by grant cannata - plaistow, NH - Friend   February 10, 2018

So sorry to hear of Kevin's passing. We met Kevin at the Rock church in Plaistow where he was an Alpha leader. He was wonderful!! No doubt he is in heaven with Jesus. Rest in Peace Kevin. Will see you again!!

Diane and Michael Cestrone

Posted by Diane Cestrone - Atkinson, NH - Friend   February 09, 2018

Ed and family so sorry to hear about Kevins passing. I remember the good old days in Plaistow

Posted by Russell D'Agostino-Dudka - Derry, NH - Friend   February 09, 2018

Our family knew Kevin when he was a young on Brockton Ave in Haverhill. Our prayers are with you and all the family. from The Boches family, Edward, Scott , and Brian and me, their Mom

Posted by gloria boches - atkinson, NH - Friend   February 09, 2018

Kevin was a great friend.. always filled with great cheer, and a passionate love for Christ. many many Monday nights he and I were part of the Men's Monday Bible Study in Sandown NH. I will cherish those memories until I see him again in glory. Rest in peace buddy and look for me whne it is my time to join you.

Posted by steve case - nemwarket, NH - Friend   February 09, 2018

Kevin, So sorry to have missed you. It's been a couple years since we last spoke in person. I know where you are and that gives me great joy in spite of the earthly sadness. Blessed be, my brother. We will meet again.

Rick Lavallee

Posted by Rick Lavallee - Manchester, NH - Brother   February 08, 2018

I am at a loss for words. I am so sorry to hear about Kevin's passing. I will lift him and his family in prayers in the coming days. I am truly saddened by this news. RIP Kevin

Posted by Jimmie Hinson - Loudon, NH - Friend   February 08, 2018

Dear Judy & Family.... we are so sorry for your loss.... you all are in our prayers.... I was glad to know him.... a GREAT Guy.... I wish that we could be there for his service, but we a commitment that we can not break....

Posted by Joe Janvier - Haverhil, MA - Family Friend   February 08, 2018

Judy my heart is breaking for you and your family. Kevin was was such a good, kind man. It is true that God only takes the best to sit at his right hand for in Kevin he surely has a servant of God. May you be lifted up in prayers and memories of you're wonderful yet too short life together. In Jesus name I pray

Posted by Jane Buzzell - FL - Friend   February 08, 2018

May you rest in peace. Gone but not forgotten I love you and will see you again

Posted by Desiree Sylvester - Worcester, MA - Family   February 08, 2018

So sorry for your loss.

Posted by Amber Roach - Portsmouth, RI - Family Friend   February 08, 2018

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