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Weeks, Sheila A.

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Sheila A. Weeks (Drake), a longtime resident of Dedham and the last four years of Canton, passed away on March 31, 2016 at the age of 82.  She was the beloved wife of the late General J. Weeks, Jr.  Born in Dedham, her parents were Louis E. and Julia Anne (McCarthy) Drake.  She was a graduate of Dedham High School, Class of 1951.   For several years she was employed by the Boston Five Bank.  While raising her children, she was a lunch mother at the old Capen School in Dedham.  Later in her life she cared for her grandchildren full time.  Sheila had a joy of life which she shared with everyone.  She was a loyal member of the D.A.V. Auxiliary #42 and the Ladies Auxiliary #2017.  Socializing at the Dunkin Donuts in Dedham was one of her favorite things to do.  While living in Canton, she enjoyed going to the Canton Senior Center to participate in the activities.  She especially liked the entertainers for singing.  Sheila attended St. Mary’s Church most of her life and later joined St. Luke’s Lutheran Church with her late husband.  April 1st would have been their 60th wedding anniversary.  Sheila’s husband had a seeing eye dog, Brady, which they both relied on.  After General’s passing, Brady was her constant companion.  His devotion to her continued until his death 2 years ago.  She is survived by her children, Donald E. Weeks of Auburn, ME, Robert J. Weeks of Dorchester, MA and Mary E. Czyras of Canton and her grandchildren, Eric Weeks, William Weeks, Julie Anne Czyras and Tyler Czyras.  She was predeceased by her daughter Julie Anne Weeks and her siblings, John F. Drake, Louis P. Drake, Mary Warner and Evelyn Scaramuzzo.

Visiting hours will be held Tuesday, April 5, 2016 from 4 to 8 PM at the Folsom Funeral Home, 87 Milton Street, Dedham.  Relatives and friends are invited to gather the funeral home at 8am on Wednesday, April 6, 2016 and proceed to  Mary’s Church, 420 High St., Dedham for her Mass of Christian burial at 9 o clock. Interment will follow in Blue Hill Cemetery in Braintree.  In lieu of flowers, donations in Sheila’s memory may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, MA Chapter, 101 First Ave., Suite 6, Waltham, MA 02154 or to VNA Hospice, 100 Trade Center, Suite G500, Woburn, MA  01801.

Guestbook Entries

  1. St. Luke's members
    April 1st, 2016 | 11:28 am

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you, as you cope with this sudden loss. Sheila was a loving wife, mother and grandmother; and was so very proud of her family. She will be missed here at St. Luke’s.

  2. George L
    April 1st, 2016 | 7:54 pm

    Dear Mary,Donnie,Bobby and Family, I’m so sorry to learn of your loss. Sheila was always a good neighbor and friend to me and my Mother. I don’t miss shoveling her driveway but I do miss her and I hope she went peacefully. Please accept, my most heartfelt condolence and sympathies…
    Offering my friendship and love to you all, George

  3. Helen Tony Fontanez
    April 1st, 2016 | 9:07 pm

    My thoughts are with you and your family She was a sweet person and a loving Mom Had a lot of laughs when the family was all together. She is now at peace.

  4. Wayne Deaton Jr
    April 1st, 2016 | 10:45 pm

    Hugs Mary to you at this time Love you ..

  5. Elizabeth Tamer
    April 1st, 2016 | 11:09 pm

    Dear Mary. Please accept my deepest sympathy. I know you’ve been a wonderful daughter and Your Mother loved you very much. She talked of your kindness to her very often. May you be blessed with loving memories.

  6. Jane and Frank Sivacek
    April 1st, 2016 | 11:33 pm

    Sheila A. Weeks

    At morning light I heard His voice
    My hand He took my soul rejoiced
    Held in His arms I’ll soar on high
    Eternally to live no more to die
    Dry each tear do not weep for me
    For Christ my Lord has set me free!

  7. Ginny Donnelly and Barry Madden
    April 2nd, 2016 | 10:47 am

    We are deeply saddened to hear of Sheila’s passing.
    We met Sheila in 1991while I was looking for s full time babysitter for our then
    8 month old ,Graham.
    We met for coffee and she fell in love with Graham.
    And three years later she fell in love with our new baby Ethan
    The boys could not say Sheila so she became RhaRha.
    To this day with great love and affection they call her RhaRha.
    Sheila was another grandmother to my sons and a very dear friend to Barry and me.
    She was an intimate part of our daily family life for six years.
    She was kind,loving,compassionate and so very funny.
    She loved her own children and grandchildren with a pride and a passion that was incomparable.
    We will never forget her laugh and always be grateful for her love.
    Heaven will now be a better place ❤️

  8. dan deaton
    April 2nd, 2016 | 11:01 am

    we love you mary your mom was a great lady

  9. Richard Millin
    April 3rd, 2016 | 9:09 pm

    Donny, Bobby and Mary
    I’m so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. She was a great lady,mother and neighbor. She and your father were always good to us kids on Beech street. My she rest in peace in God’s kingdom as her depared family member and friends welcome her into God’s kingdom. God’s speed Mrs Weeks you will alway be remembered.

  10. Lauren Litchfield Gonsalves
    April 5th, 2016 | 10:44 pm

    Dear Donny, Mary, and Bobby,

    I’ll always have fond memories of your Mom, Dad, and Julie. Beech Street is slowly losing all the neighbors we remember from our childhood.

    I know how hard it is to lose both parents, but know that they are always watching over you and your families.

    God bless!

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