Richard J. Weeks

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EAST MONTPELIER - Richard J. Weeks died at his home on Clark Road Wednesday, May 1, 2013.

Born June 3, 1940, he was the son of Wilfred A. and Jean Marie (Fornier) Weeks and had attended elementary school in Barre and Spaulding High School. In July of 1957, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, serving at Loring Air Force Base in Maine, returning to Barre in 1961.

In earlier years, he had worked as a landscaper and as a truck driver, delivering beer and later heating fuel. Most recently, he was employed by Cooley and Pike as a roller operator.

On December 1, 1984, he married Ruth A. Brehaut at American Legion Post #10 in Barre. The couple had lived in East Montpelier all their married life.

His memberships included the Barre Canadian Club, American Legion Post #10 of Barre, and the Granite Masonic Lodge #35, Granite Chapter #26 RAM, Barre Council #22 R and SM, St. Aldemar Commandery #11 K.T., all of Barre, and the Mount Sinai Shrine Temple #3 and Ianis Shrine Club, where he was the current president, both of Montpelier.

Playing Santa Claus, gardening, especially roses, and time spent at his camp at Standard Mountain were special times for him.

Survivors include his wife, Ruth Weeks, and three sons, James M. Weeks, Richard A. Weeks and Walter F. Weeks and his fiancée, Ashley Dufresne, all of Barre; two sisters, Jerry Marinelli of Florida and Carol Ann Christie-Roberts and her husband, Jerry, of Moretown; three brothers, Raymond Weeks of East Montpelier, Frederick Massey Jr. and his wife, Linda, of Barre and John Massey of Florida; sister-in-law Lena Weeks of Barre and brother-in-law Ed Brehaut and his wife, Nancy, of St. Albans. Also surviving is his father-in-law, Walter Brehaut, of East Montpelier and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Besides his parents, he was predeceased by two brothers, Wilfred and Robert A. Weeks, and his stepfather, Frederick Massey Sr., and his mother-in-law, Helena Brehaut.

A graveside service with military honors will be held in Hope Cemetery in Barre on Saturday, May 11, 2013, at 10:30 a.m., followed by a time of fellowship and refreshment at the Canadian Club.

Friends and family may call at the Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy Street, Barre, on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 516 Carew St., Springfield, MA 01104-2396.

The Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy Street, Barre, is in charge of the arrangements.
Published in Times Argus from May 4 to May 6, 2013
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