January 3, 2021
Patricia A. Weisgerber
Patricia Anne (Duffy) Weisgerber, 69, of Weymouth, formerly of Randolph, died January 3, 2021.
She is survived by her husband of 44 years, William J. Weisgerber. Loving daughter of the late William “Harry” Duffy and Mary M. (McManus) Duffy of Weymouth. Sister of the late Mary (Duffy) Blood of Lynn and Maureen Duffy of ID. Sister-in-law of Donna (Weisgerber) Mitchell of TN. Also survived by two nieces and nephews: Katelyn and Christopher (Rebecca) Poluhoff of ID, Shelley Sunseri and Edward (Candy) Tucker of CA and their respective families. Proud godmother of Christopher Poluhoff.
As a young teenager Patricia received the Marian Award, the highest award honoring the Blessed Mother. She received this medal at the Holy Cross Cathedral from Cardinal Cushing. As a Horizon Club member Patricia received the WOHELO (Work, Health, Love) Medallion while in High School. It was the highest award presented to a Horizon Club member. She graduated from Weymouth High School in 1968. During her senior year she received the first scholarship honoring a fallen marine, Richard Canova, a resident of Weymouth who died in Vietnam. During her sophomore year in college she received the Ida Lutz scholarship award named for her psychology professor. She graduated from Bridgewater State College in 1972 with a B.S. degree in Elementary Education and also in Special Education. She taught in the Weymouth Public School System for 24 years before retiring due to health issues. Patricia taught at the William Seach, Washington, Alice Fulton, Union Street and Wessagussett Primary School. Her passion in life was teaching. The children were always a source of joy and blessing in her life. During her teaching career her biography was included in three editions of the Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers and Educators. This honor is bestowed upon a teacher who had made a difference in a student’s life and is recommended by that student. Mrs. Weisgerber also enjoyed creating patriotic programs to honor those who served their country and for those who paid the ultimate price for our way of life. Her husband and father were always her inspiration. She enjoyed walking, reading, listening to music, doing puzzles and spending time with friends.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours on Wednesday 4-7 PM in the McDonald Keohane Funeral Home SOUTH WEYMOUTH at 809 Main Street (Rte 18 opp. So. Shore Hospital).
Funeral service will be celebrated in the funeral home on Thursday at 10 AM. Burial in MA National Cemetery, Bourne.
Normally, the funeral is an opportunity for the community to gather in support of one another. If you are unable to gather together with Patricia’s family at this time, friends may still offer their support by clicking the link above.
Donations in memory of Patricia may be made to the Joslin Diabetes Pediatric Research Fund, Development Office, One Joslin Place, Boston MA 02216 or New England Center for Homeless Veterans, 17 Court Street, Boston MA 02108.