The world mourned the loss of a beloved patriarch, Barry Weed, who passed away on June 18, 2020, at the exquisitely ripe age of 77. He will be remembered and cherished by all for being a devoted husband, father, and grandfather.
On April Fool’s Day in 1943, Barry was brought into the world in Malden, Massachusetts; his parents, Dotty and Harold Weed, already had two children of their own. Barry grew up in Marblehead with his family until he graduated from Marblehead High School in 1961. After completing his studies, he signed onto the United States Air Force and served as a jet engine mechanic for four years.
Upon leaving the Air Force, Barry enrolled at Northeastern University and obtained a degree in Electrical Engineering. To start off his blossoming engineering career, he joined the pioneering team at General Dynamics in Quincy, MA which worked on the Apollo Space Program. Subsequently, Barry was recruited by Raytheon and Honeywell before eventually setting up his own engineering consulting firm called Weed & Associates in Marblehead.
It was 1965, and a fateful dance took place at the Salem Yacht Club. It was the meeting point of Barry and Bev, who would soon become husband and wife two years later. Now with three children in tow – Scott, Jennifer, and Kristen – the family would often sail the glistening New England coast together during summertime. A deep passion for sailing connected Barry and Bev, resulting in many joyous memories of this beloved pastime shared with their children.
After many years of hard work, Barry was able to enter the golden days of a carefree retirement and savour the joys of grandparenthood while taking up golf and woodworking as hobbies. Additionally, he also joined two distinguished yacht clubs — Abbotts Cove Yacht Club and Eastern Point Yacht Club — to make the most of his newfound freedom.
Barry was a soul full of friendliness and kindness, possessing sparkling wit and a lively wit. His family and close ones will feel his absence profoundly.
In tribute to Barry, a private memorial shall take place at a future juncture. Instead of sending flowers, people may honour his memory by donating to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society.
Post time: 2023-06-20