Weed, John

July 31st, 2010

John E. “Jack” Weed, age 66, of Wilmington, died Saturday, July 31, 2010, at the Kindred Hospital in Peabody, following a courageous battle with muscular dystrophy.

Born in Watertown, MA, on April 2, 1944, Jack was the cherished son of the late John E. and Alice (Munsell)Weed. Jack was a life-long Wilmington resident and a graduate of Wilmington High School class of 1962. Jack loved his roots in Wilmington and enjoyed being part of the “Silver Lake” crowd.

Prior to retiring, Jack was a dedicated employee for over 32 years with Delta Airlines in Boston.

While on the job, Jack met and fell in love with fellow employee Janice Ramoska, they married on April 4, 1971, celebrating over 39 years of marriage and together raising their three children.

Jack was a devoted family man and a true friend, never judging those around him but always there to help. He will be remembered as a wonderful person and a courageous man. He always put others needs ahead of his own, he was the kind of “neighbor” and “co-worker” that everyone wishes to have, he could do just about anything, always with a kind gesture and a smile on his face.

Jack never let his illness get the best of him, handling his challenges with strength, courage, and dignity. He lived his life to the fullest with a positive attitude, great sense of humor, and did what ever it took to take care of those he loved. Jack had an endearing personality and a gentle way about him that made others attracted to him, he was “fun” to be around.

Jack loved his family unconditionally and they adored him, he was an incredible dad and grandfather, his family was the center of his universe and they will miss him dearly.

Jack is survived by his beloved wife Janice L. (Ramoska) Weed, he was the devoted father of Christine S. Davis of Goshen, MA, John J. Weed & his wife Gina of Thorndike, ME, and Jill E. Pendleton &her husband Lance of Newark, TX, loving grandfather of Ricky & Jeff Sparks and Savanna & Colby Pendleton, dear brother of Donald Weed & his wife Irene of Wilmington and Richard Weed & his wife Dottie of Barrington, NH, son-in-law of Vincy Ramoska of Stoughton, brother-in-law of Janet & Ron Roode of Stoughton, Jack is also survived by many nieces, nephews, dear friends and neighbors.

Visiting hours will be held at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Tuesday, August 3rd from 3-7 p.m. immediately followed by a Funeral Home Service at 7:00 p.m.

Memorial donations in John’s name may be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association – USA, National Headquarters, 3300 E. Sunrise Drive, Tucson, AZ 85718.


11 Entries in Guest Book for “Weed, John”

  1. Jamie and Dave says:

    I will miss you! You were an amazing man-you were like another father to me. I will always treasure my childhood memories of you, Jill and me going to parks, the beach or wherever and always having fun and laughing. I remember your cars and how nice you kept them, your big radio headphones, your cigars when we were young and how could I ever forget your smile. You told jokes the best because you could always keep a straight face until right at the end. I thank you for approving of Dave!! That meant the world to me!! And Dave appreciates it too.
    You will be missed, Jack. You will live on in our hearts, our memories and in your grandchildren.
    With love and respect always;
    Jamie and Dave

  2. Betsy DiVeglia says:

    Rich, Dottie, & family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that I am thinking of you. Take care.

  3. Ginny Cooney says:

    Janice and Family,
    I worked with Jack at DL in “RES” for many years, he was know as the “OT Guy” and the “Coffee To Go Guy”on weekends. He was a pleasure to be around, always happy and always bragging about his family. You and your family are in my daily prayers, and know that Jack is smiling down on his proud family from Heaven. God Bless.

  4. Richard & Dotty Weed says:

    To my brother who always was there to wipe my nose and got me into the love of cars, I will miss you deeply. GOD speed. To Janice , Christine, John and Jill; our hearts are sadden by your loss.

  5. Barry & Susie Pendleton says:

    So very sorry to learn of Jack’s passing. We didn’t get to know Jack until 2002 when our son Lance married his daguhter Jill. He was such a sweet man and treated us like family, even though we had just met.
    Janice, you are in our thoughts and prayers, God will guide you through the rough times, just trust in Him always.
    Thinking of you and your family,
    Barry & Susie

  6. Jean Publicover says:

    I knew Jack as a co-worker at Delta Airlines for many years. We had many great laughs together while working there but I remember his ability to tell a joke with a straight face right up to the punch line. But most of all, I remember Jack as an extremely dedicated family man, totally devoted to his wife and children all through the years. In this day and age, there are not many people like Jack and he will be missed, but also know that he is now resting comfortably in the warm embrace of the Lord above, free from all pain and suffering. Rest in peace, Jack.

  7. Janet Westmoreland says:

    Janice and Family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. As you know, Jack was a wonderful, exceptional man. I worked with Jack at Delta Airlines and recall his warm loving heart he could make you laugh when you were feeling down. I recall mentioning to Jack that my mother needed her home painted in Marshfield (one of his many talents he did) and without a second thought he was there to help her. Up until her passing she recalled the nice man who came a long way to paint her house (and her mailbox). Jack your memory will always remain in our hearts. Rest in Peace my friend.

  8. J J Maynard says:

    Jack and I worked together for many years at Delta. He was not only my co-worker but also my friend. We were like a family at the Rate Desk and Jack help me in countless ways when I joined him there. It was a joy to work with him and to hear his many stories of his family which he cherished. The world needs more kind, loving people like him and will miss him greatly. My sympathy goes out to Janice and his family and hope that they can find solace in the fact that he is now out of pain and in Heaven. Jack, Rest in Peace.

  9. Heather & Matt says:

    you will truley be missed by all that knew you, you will live in our memories of who you were as a friend, co worker, brother, father, uncle. when we were kids and used to visit with you and your family you always had something to say that made us laugh or smile. you will always be in our thoughts love, Heather

  10. Russell Walsh says:

    I have been a neighbor of the family for almost 30 years. In those years I went to school with John and have tons of good memories of the entire family. Jack was a great guy, always wanted to make people laugh and will be missed by many.
    With deepest sympathy, The Walsh Family

  11. Scotty & family says:

    Dear Janice and family,
    I just returned from out of town to hear your sad news. Jack was a wonder. We could never figure out how he managed to have more hours in a day, week and month than anyone else. It seemed he was always working somewhere, doing something and yet daily he would have family stories to share at Delta. It was so true to read that his family was the center of his universe, not only were you but he proudly broadcast that fact. He was a true gentleman, a generous friend and a joy to work with. He will be missed by many and continue to be loved by all. Our prayers are with you and your family, Janice.
    Scotty & family

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