James Howard Weatherbeee, 73, of Bridgewater, died June 5, in Signature Brockton Hospital after a 16-year battle with Parkinsons disease. He was the beloved husband of Maureen (Johnson) Weatherbee. They were married in 1958 and had no children. He was born in Weymouth, son of the late Elmer N. and Anne Mae (MacEachern) Weatherbee. James lived in Abington and Weymouth before moving to Bridgewater. He retired from General Dynamics Quincy Shipbuilding Division as Facilities Administrator, where he had worked for over 30 years. His early retirement allowed him to help care for his ailing mother for many years. Jim was a member of the Massachusetts Army National Guard from 1956 to 1964. He was keenly interested in history, world events and was creative artistically. He enjoyed his shop where he created furniture and wooden wall quilts. He also loved golfing, traveling and reading, until recent years when his health declined. A former board member of High Pond Residents Association, he also had been active in social affairs in the community for many years. In addition to his wife Maureen, he is survived by his brothers, Elmer Joseph Weatherbee of Palm Harbor, Fla., and Paul Henry Weatherbee of Jamaica Plain. He was considered a brother to Maureens siblings and spouses. He had many loving nieces, nephews and cousins, who appreciated his wit and knowledge of the proud history of the family. A memorial service was held Sunday, June 9, at 5 p.m. in the Blanchard Funeral Chapel, Plymouth St. (Rte. 58 at the rotary circle), Whitman. Visitation was held 2 hours prior to service from 3-5 p.m. Donations may be made to the American Parkinsons Disease, 72 East Concord St. C3, Boston, MA 02118, www.apdama.org, or to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinsons Research, Grand Central Station, P.O. Box 4777, New York, NY 10163-4777. For online condolences and directions, please visit www.blanchardfc.com.
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Published in The Bridgewater Independent from June 7 to June 14, 2013