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Jerome Salvadalena

Date of Death: May 31, 2023

Date of Birth: October 17, 1945


Jerome J. ( Whirley ) Salvadalena 77 of Auburn, went to be with the Lord

on May 31, 2023, knowing that he would be greeted by his parents

and other loved ones, in a life without the constant pain that lle was afflicted



He was born in Auburn, Maine on October 17,1945, the son of the late

Auburn Deputy Fire Chief Frederick M. Whirley and former Mary L. (

Bilodeau ) Whirley, the youngest of 13 children. Jerome graduated from

Edward Little High School in 1964. Immediately afterward, Jerome worked

for Geiger Brothers in Lewiston for a short time, after which he decided to

move to New York City, where he received his work experience and formal

education. He also was involved with and greatly enjoyed counseling

potentially suicidal children.


While in New York City, Jerome met his friend and life partner, Dean, in

1988, formalizing their relationship in 2013.


Jerome loved gardening and nature, spending time watching birds and

feeding them. He also loved reading and photography. Jerome was fortunate

to have journeyed throughout Europe on numerous occasions, as well as

Hawaii, Canada and the Virgin Islands. He also loved travelling throughout

Maine, with his favorite location being Boothbay Harbor, where he and Dean

would stay often for Windjammer Days.


Jerome leaves behind his spouse, Dean and his beloved dog Siobhan, along

with three sisters, Doris Webster of Florida, and Margaret Whirley and Joan

Hebert, both of Auburn. He was predeceased by his parents and three very

special sisters, Mary Charpentier, Georgette Cain and Patricia Anderson, in

addition to six brothers, Patrick ( twin brother to Patricia Anderson ),

Thomas, Frederick Jr., Michael, John, and Patrick R.

Additionally, he leaves behind many nieces, great nieces, nephews and great



A private graveside service will be held at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Lewiston, ME.

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