A funeral mass was held Aug. 2 at the Holy Rosary Church in Jersey City for Anna Whalen, 98, of Jersey City. She passed away July 29. Anna was a lifelong resident of Jersey City and had resided the last seven years at the Atrium at Hamilton Park. She dedicated herself for many years for the state of New Jersey in the public school system. Anna was predeceased by her husband, John J. Whalen (1991), her son, John J. Whalen (1990), her brothers, Joseph, Nick and Paul Cirigliano, and her sisters, Angie Cirigliano, Mildred Boehm and Mary Panzino. She is survived by many nieces and nephews.Services arranged by the Michalski Funeral Home, Jersey City.