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Weir, Donald G.

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Donald G. Weir of Westwood, MA died December 29, 2013. He was 86 years old and was a long time resident of Westwood and Norwood.  Born in Somerville, MA on August 5, 1927 and spent his early years in Watertown.  He served in the US Navy at the end of World War 2. He worked for many years at the Bird and Son factory in Norwood as well as at Polaroid and Factory Mutual in Norwood.  He is an active member in a number of Masonic Lodges including Norwood, Westwood, and Walpole.  He is also a member of the American Legion.  The beloved husband of Frances V. (Costello) Weir of Westwood.  The proud father of 8 including Donald J. Weir and his wife Dolores Weir of Framingham, Barbara A. Hasenfus and her husband Stephen Hasenfus of Norwood, Susan M. Patterson and her husband John Patterson of Walpole, Daniel M. Weir and his wife Shirley-Ann Weir of Norwood, Linda M. Meloni and her husband James Sgouros of Plaistow, NH, Patrick R. Weir and his wife Susan Weir of Plainville, Nancy J. Scanlon and her husband Michael Scanlon of Mendon, and Timothy M. Weir and his wife Karen Weir of Thompson, CT.  He is also survived by 14 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.  Visiting hours will be from 5-8 PM with a Masonic service by Orient Lodge AF & AM of Norwood at 7 0’clock on Tuesday, January 7th at the Folsom Funeral Home at 649 High Street, Westwood, MA.   A funeral service will be held at 10AM on Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at the First Baptist Church of Westwood, 808 High Street, Westwood MA. Interment in Knollwood Memorial Park in Canton.  In lieu of flowers, donations in Don’s name can be made to the First Baptist Church Memorial Fund, 808 High Street, Westwood MA 02090.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Tom McClintock
    December 31st, 2013 | 6:50 pm

    Don was a gem among men. We were gifted to have him with us. Even in his last few months he was always getting out to be with friends! Prayers and comfort for Fran and the entire family.

  2. Tony & Connie Castelline
    January 1st, 2014 | 4:31 pm

    We send our love, sympathy and prayers to all the members of the Weir family. We have fond memories of Weir family gatherings, and our hearts ache for all of you. May God bless you all during this difficult time, and may Don rest in peace and happiness with God.

  3. Kevin J Price
    January 1st, 2014 | 5:34 pm

    Donald Weir was one of the first people I met when joining Milton Masonic Lodge, over a year ago. He has always a great reference on being honorable. God Bless and keep you.

  4. Marge Mello
    January 1st, 2014 | 6:54 pm

    Susan, I am so sorry to hear about your dad. My prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. May happy memories eventually replace the sadness you feel today.

  5. Jodelle (Badger) Balestra
    January 1st, 2014 | 10:43 pm

    He was one of my first Sunday school teachers and always made a point of speaking with me when he saw me. He was such a kind and gentle man. May God watch over his wife and family.

  6. Eleanor Howland
    January 2nd, 2014 | 4:11 pm

    My sincere sympathy to Fran and his family. Don was a very nice man and devoted to his Church and his family.

  7. Diane Badger
    January 3rd, 2014 | 3:07 pm

    Don was a sweetheart. He was a fixture at the First Baptist Church, growing up I remember him as always being there, doing something, very involved. He knew my parents from way back when they were kids. When we started the Westwood High Alumni Association Don was a great resource. He knew everyone and what had happened to them. he helped us track down a lot of people. He will be missed. May God be with you and bring you comfort. Rev. Diane Badger

  8. Scott & Holly Osler
    January 3rd, 2014 | 7:06 pm

    Our deepest sympathies to the entire Weir family. We especially want to express our sorrow to Donnie J. and Dolores who we count among our close friends. May the new year help in your healing.

  9. Bob DiGregorio
    January 3rd, 2014 | 7:16 pm

    I first met Don in my teenage years some 40+ years ago and from day 1 to now I have always considered Don to be as genuine and good a person as I have ever known. I always enjoyed and looked forward to seeing and talking to him. I admired his devotion to his family and his very positive outlook on life. They don’t make them like Don anymore and he will be missed .

  10. Joe O'Leary
    January 4th, 2014 | 10:36 am

    My condolences to the Weir family, particularly to my long time friend, Donnie.
    My prayers are with you, buddy.

  11. Don Barry
    January 4th, 2014 | 12:11 pm

    Don Weir was a true Mason and a good friend. We will miss him at every Lodge meeting sitting at his Sentinel post, but now I think he will be the Sentinel in the everlasting lodge. Our sympathy to Fran and Dan, and all his family.
    Don and Jane.

  12. Suzanne Bodensiek
    January 6th, 2014 | 1:07 pm

    My prayers and condolences to Papa Don’s family.
    He was a kind and gentle man, he will be greatly missed.
    Love, Suzanne, Ed, and Sean

  13. Joanne McGowan-Cuddy
    January 6th, 2014 | 1:37 pm

    Susan and your family…i am so sorry for the loss of your Dad,my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family…God Bless your dad and i thank him for his past services as a Vet with the Navy

  14. Robert Lehanka
    January 6th, 2014 | 1:38 pm

    I will miss Don a Great Deal.. He was a great friend..A good father to all his family..He made me feel right at home all the time..It is a Great loss to us all..Always remember the Good Times..Sorry for the loss..

  15. Amy Chamberlain
    January 6th, 2014 | 3:09 pm

    Pat – so sorry for your loss

  16. Bob and Patti Beyer
    January 7th, 2014 | 3:29 pm

    Danny, Shirley-Ann and family
    We”re so sorry for your loss and you’re in our prayers. The strength of family will get you through this sad time.

    Bob and Patti Beyer

  17. Darlene Garron
    January 7th, 2014 | 3:32 pm

    Barbara and family, Willie and I want to extend our deepest sympathies to you all , we had a lot of fun times with your parents and it will be a great loss. Know you’re in our prayers and our hearts.
    The Garrons

  18. Barbara O'Sullivan
    January 8th, 2014 | 4:08 pm

    My deepest sympathy, Fran, to you and your family. Have fond memories of Don at Scots Charitable Socials – he had such a great sense of humor.

  19. Ted LaBelle
    January 8th, 2014 | 4:25 pm

    Donnie, Dolores and the rest of the Weir clan,
    I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you my friends.

  20. Bob and Kathy Vachon
    January 8th, 2014 | 8:41 pm

    Pat and Weir family
    Sorry for your loss. Enjoyed knowing your Dad and bowling with him for many years. Best to your mother and we hope she will get well soon. We stood outdoors on the 7th waiting to get in but the cold weather won. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  21. Kathy Finn
    January 10th, 2014 | 12:32 am

    Dear Fran,
    God bless you. We just became aware of Don’s passing today.
    The entire Buckley family sends our deepest sympathies to
    You and your wonderful family . We all loved Don. He
    Was a kind and sweet man. He always put a smile on my
    Face. He will be missed.
    Love Kathy Finn and the Buckley Family

  22. Gerry Buckley
    January 10th, 2014 | 10:42 am

    Fran and family, I was so sad to learn of Don’s passing, he was such a wonderful person, I am praying for all of you. With deepest sympathy. Gerry and Kevin Buckley

  23. Sheila Buckley
    January 10th, 2014 | 11:53 am

    Dear Fran I am so sorry for your loss of your beloved husband Don. My family is so sorry that we did not know about his passing and funeral. We would have been there for you. He was wonderful and caring person and will be missed. He is up in heaven having a grand old time with mom and dad. Fran I hope you are okay and recovered from your injuries. Please be assured that the Buckley family sends prayers and blessings to you and all your family. Love you Sheila

  24. Rosie (Buckley) Keady
    January 10th, 2014 | 2:54 pm

    To Fran and all of the Weir family, I am so sad to hear about Don’s passing. He was a wonderful man. He was a great friend to our parents and since their passing has played the role of surrogate parent/grandparent. He was such a kind and gentle man. We loved him and he will be sorely missed. We are so very sorry that we missed saying our last goodbyes to him. Please know that you are all in our hearts during this sad and difficult time.
    Rosie, Frannie, Patrick and Jillian Keady

  25. Maureen Kearney
    January 10th, 2014 | 3:20 pm

    Dear Fran,
    I am so sorry to hear about Don. My heart goes out to you and your family. I wished I had known. I was actually in MA this past week and would have gone to the services. You and Don were so special to my mom and dad, and have become part of our family since our parents passing. Please known our thoughts and prayers our with you.

    Maureen Kearney

  26. Michael Buckley
    January 11th, 2014 | 10:29 am

    Dear Fran and the extended Weir Family. We are sorry for the loss of your husband, father and grand pop. What a shock to hear of his sudden passing.

    Don Weir was the authentic gentleman – gracious, kind, unselfish, generous, and dignified. A quiet guy, Don had a terrific dry sense of humor who loved his Fran and his children and their progeny. He understood the importance of family and friends and built life long relationships in his community, in his church and his Masonic Lodge.

    Don and Fran were generous caregivers to my parents Alma and Buck Buckley during their prolonged end of life health struggles. The Buckley clan is grateful for his steady hand and heart. We will miss the guy.

    Our thoughts and prayers to Fran and the children.

    Michael P. Buckley

    January 11th, 2014 | 4:19 pm

    Dear Fran and the Weir family,
    So sorry to hear about don’s passing . Both you guys have been there for our family with our parents passing and you were wonderful friends to our mom and dad . i know they are all together having a grand time.Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you fran .
    Leenie Jones

  28. Chris Mullen
    February 10th, 2014 | 10:02 pm

    The staff at Pollicelli and Mullen were very sad of Don’s passing. He was always cheerful and positive when he came in to see us, and we liked him very much. Our prayers for your family.

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