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David T. Weatherbee, 69

David T. Weatherbee, 69, died suddenly Saturday, July 4, 2015 at Marlborough Hospital in Marlborough Massachusetts.
             Born in Cambridge, he was raised in Belmont, the son of the late Roland and Edna (Tedesco) Weatherbee, and was a graduate of Belmont High School, class of 1963, and Springfield College, where he received a Bachelor’s degree. Dave also went on to receive a Master’s degree from Worcester State College.
             Dave retired in June 2004 after 38 years in the Marlborough School System, where he had been a Physical Education teacher and coach for a wide range of sports. He was a member of the Marlborough Teachers Union, and the Massachusetts Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.  An avid gardener and golfer, Dave was equally happy on a rolling golf course or in the garden he cherished. A lover of animals, Dave cared for his three cats, Buzz, Thelma, and of course Louise. All of whom were rescue cats. Dave sponsored a variety of charities including veterans groups, environmental groups and animal advocacy groups.
             His memory is carried on by his former wife, Janice S. Weatherbee, daughter, Beth A. Drazak and her husband Mark of Cromwell, CT, daughter, Debra R. Connors of Millville, and son Kurt T. Weatherbee of Mendon. He leaves behind his sisters, Gail Weatherbee of Tewksbury, Jeanne Conley of Waltham, and was predeceased by his sister Lois Clouse and his brother Firefighter Roland “Rollie” Weatherbee. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Caitlyn and Michael Drazak, and Kyle Connors. He also leaves behind many nieces and nephews whom he adored. Dave will be dearly missed by all the friends and loved ones he has met and known over the years. He brought much love and joy into the lives of all he met and this will be what we remember most.
 Visiting hours at the Consigli-Ruggerio Funeral Home 46 Water St. Milford, will be held on Wednesday, July 15, 2015 from 4-8PM, followed by a Memorial Service at 8PM. Burial will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the MSPCA – Angell Headquarters, 350 South Huntington Ave. Boston, MA 02130 or to the Marlborough Middle & High School Athletic Programs, c/o Jeff Rudzinsky – Athletic Director, 431 Bolton Street, Marlborough, MA 01752

Guest Book

It was just a while back I heard about Dave. He was one of my Springfield College classmates and a dear friend. I got to work with him while he was at Marlborough a lot as I would build ropes courses or make repairs at the schools. It is true the good die young. I am so sorry for you all. Rob Albright class of "66" Stow mass
Rob Albright

So sorry to hear about Dave. Neighbors from Mendon many years ago. Our condolences to the family.
John & Mary Anne Kieck

So sorry to hear of the passing of my cousin David. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love, Diane Dombrowski and Joe
Diane Dombrowski

My condolences to you Janice and the Weatherbee family. I will always remember David for his kind ways, gentle manner, and sense of humor. Too sudden and too great a loss. My sincere sympathy to you
Lucia DePamphilis

You were only in our lives for a short time Boston but we made memories touched each other lives and found a home in each other's heart. You were intelligent, witty, and had a love for adventure, life, family and friends. Your lit up a room with your smile and laugh. I loved starting and ending the day with our daily talks. A picture of you we carry in our hearts and your memory in our souls. Our prayers go out to your family and friends. Love from Las Vegas, Star (PITA), Brian, Summer, Rodney,Sierra,Jen,Kaitlyn, Logan, Trnity, Allie and Ryder -
Star Golia and Family

My family and I have lived next door to Dave for the last 12 years. He had a love for his cats, planting vegetables and gardening and was an inspiration to us with our own landscaping. He was always helpful and gave great advice. We will miss his cheerful, booming voice and the many conversations. Rest in paradise Dave!
Richard and Paula Brown

Reading of Dave's passing brings tears to my eyes as I remember how he could take any situation and twist it to funny or ridiculous. He was a great guy who you just wanted to be around; his consideration of others stands out in my memories of BHS. To the Weatherbee family, I am deeply saddened to hear of your loss.
Linda-Lou Holden Gilbert

My deep condolences to Janice and the Weatherbee family. A true loss. As another BHS '63 classmate, I checked the yearbook and there was a typical note (largely indecipherable) from Dave about some hi-jinks on a trip to the Cape. Can't replace good folks like him, with his wit (although I seem to recall he would write jokes down that he had heard and carried them around in his wallet for later use on us), good nature, sincerity and just being a great guy. Godspeed, Dave Drew Ley
Andrew Ley

How does one take a lifetime of memories when you have known Janice and David since we were five years old in kindergarten? I am deeply sadden by David's sudden death! The history of knowing his mother and father, brothers and sisters and his children who always made me feel welcome in their lives. I will miss his humor and deep friendship for all of those 64 years and the accomplishments we made together, as individuals, as educators and the challenges we faced in life. Love you and your memory will be fresh in my heart,
David Crisafulli

My deepest sympathy to all of David's family. Dave is one of my dearest friends, we spoke weekly. I am shocked and deeply saddened by his passing. He was one of the funniest, most sincere and big hearted men I have ever known. A sensitive gentleman, a credit to his parents and family. He often spoke of his children and grandchildren, all of whom he revered. He possessed the ability to make everyone feel important and loved. I am proud to call him my friend. I shall miss him.
Carolyn Emerson

May you rest in peace. You were a good friend
Carolyn Kennedy Liss

I am deeply saddened to hear of David's passing. We went to the Daniel Butler School together and spent many days playing all kinds of sports at the PQ playground. I will miss his quick wit and infectious smile. My condolences to Janice, his children, and the rest of his family. He was a great guy.
John Romeo, BHS '63

Rest in peace, dear Dave. May your family find consolation in the wonderful life you led. Your high school classmate, Luisa ("Cheech")
Luisa Cahill Dittrich

Condolences to Dave's family He was a classmate (BHS 63), a friend, a fixture at all our reunions, a solid good guy and funny man He lived life with gusto and humor, and will be missed by family, friends and all privileged to know him Rest in peace
Bob Leonard

So very sorry for the loss of you father. I remember his warm smile most of all. Classmate of BHS '63
June Morrison Osterholm

My condolences. Until 5th grade, I lived in Waverley Square, hung out with Dave. It wasn't always a neighborhood that was good to kids, but I particularly remember the kindness of Dave and his brother Rollie.
Michael Ullman

As a member of BHS class of '63 and a Daniel Butler school student I remember Dave well. My condolences and best wishes go to his family: Janice, children and grandchildren.
Dennis Pitta

Very sorry for your loss. I graduated BHS with Dave in '63. Fun guy to be around.
Frank Wilson

Sorry for your loss. I remember him from BHS-'63. Great guy, always had a great, positive attitude!
Fred Staub

There are wonderful memories of the Weatherbee family as we all grew up together in the Belmont Waverly part of town and the Daniel Butler Elementary School. So glad we were all able to reconnect and get together at our 50th. Belmont H.S. Reunion. My deepest sympathy to the entire family. Mary Ann Arakelian Kazanjian
Mary Ann Arakelian Kazanjian

Jeanne and all members of the Weatherbee Family, please accept our thoughts and prayers in another loss for your family. Dave was an amazing, caring, giving person.
John and Carol Penta

I send my deepest condolences for the loss of David. I went to school with him and remember his sense of humor and kindness. He will be missed greatly by many that he knew. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you, his family and friends....
Bev Allbee

Very sorry for your loss.
Robert Ciriello class of 63

A very good guy...funny dry sharp wit...friendly quick smile never missed a trick or an opportunity to add his own twist on the situation..deep sympathy to Janice ,kids and grand kids...and sisters Gail and Jeanne . Best memories Don chiofaro
Don Chiofaro

I am going to miss being able to play golf with Dave.
Don Renaud

To his family, Jan, his children and grand children and to Patty, my sincerest sympathy for the loss of such a grand man. David filled a room with his laughter and jokes and kind nature and was a welcomed addition to any event he was part of. A very distinguished white haired handsome man who will be deeply missed by all those who loved to be with him. He leaves a legacy as a teacher, a mentor, and as a friend. Rest in peace David and save a spot next to you for all of us. You will be in our hearts forever.
Linda Weintraub

Patty and Dave's family, we are deeply sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this most difficult time. God bless.
Deb and Scott Giroux

Dearest Jan, Beth, Deb and Kurt, Please accept our deepest condolences during this most difficult time. As an uncle, brother-in-law and most importantly good friend for many years, Dave was an integral memberof our family. We will miss him very much and always recall his joviality and wonderful sense of humor. We trust you know we are there for you in any way you may need. Love,, Judy, Alec, Caitlin and David and family
Judy, Alec, Caitlin and David and family

Patty and Dave's family , we are deeply sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time.
Scott and Deb Giroux

I will miss his infectious laugh and his sense of humor. Lots of road trips to Cape Cod. Just lots of memories. A great guy and a good friend.
Peter Marino

We were so devastated to hear of the loss of Dave. He was an adored and loved figure in our family. We will never forget his signature booming voice and his contagious laughter. We offer our most sincerest condolences to Aunt Patty and his family. Dave will forever be in our hearts. Love always, Patrick & Grace
Grace and Patrick

We were so devastated to hear of the loss of Dave. He was an adored and loved figure in our family. We will never forget his signature booming voice and his contagious laughter. We offer our most sincerest condolences to Aunt Patty and his family. Dave will forever be in our hearts. Love always, Patrick & Grace
Grace and Patrick

Dave "Fair Weatherbee" will be sorely missed by his friends and staff at Juniper Hill GC. Condolences to his family - our thoughts and prayers are with you. Dudley Darling
Dudley Darling

Sorry for the loss of Mr. Weatherbee. I had him for a gym teacher some 40+ years ago at Farm Road school. I have fond memories of the gym shows he put together. I remember him as being an all around nice person then and when I ran into him in later years. RIP Mr. Weather bee.
Marie Penta Radivonyk

We were shocked to hear of David's death. He and Jan were special friends when John began his teaching/coaching career at Marlborough High School. He was always a "breath of fresh air" and we enjoyed a special relationship that continued throughout our MHS careers.
John and Judy Ludgate

Sorry for your loss. I loved having him as my gym teacher, back in the 70's at Farm Rd School. He always encouraged us girls to do whatever the boys could do, and was the first male role model teacher I had. He was the coolest. My thoughts are with you all. He will be greatly missed,MN and remembered, by many.
Carol Comfrey Branscombe

Dave and I worked together at Marlborough Middle School for 20 years. We also served on the Marlborough Educators Association bargaining team for nearly the same number of years. He was able to provide a lot of levity during some very stressful bargaining sessions, especially during those that went into the wee hours of the morning. I know that there are several people out there who fondly remember those times. Fortunately, we kept in touch after we both retired and enjoyed many retiree luncheons with people with whom we worked. I will miss the monthly phone calls inviting me for lunch at the Allora in recent years. We have lost another of the good guys. Rest in peace my friend. I will sorely miss you.
Roland Toohey

Janice, Beth, Deb, Kurt and the rest of Dave's family you have my deepest sympathy for your loss.
Carol Ann Auty

My condolences to Jan and the family. Dave was my landlord for about 10 years. He was such an amazing person always laughing and joking with us. I am deeply saddened that i no longer can hear his laugh or see him work on his garden. He waa truly a great person to my son and I. You will be deeply missed.
Mildred Santiago

Dave helped to get me started on my path at MHS as a foods/health teacher and eventually guidance counselor. I will forever appreciate his support and fellowship through the years. Good social times too spent with mutual friend(s). Rest in peace....
Sharon Buckley

My deepest sympathies to David's family. He was a great colleague at Marlborough Public Schools, a well-liked teacher, and a kind and caring man.
Rose Marie Boniface

He saved me from a horrible square dancing disaster and let the person who did it he would see them later! The best!
Annmarie Skelley Carey

Sorry for the loss , a longtime friend , my thoughts and prayers go out to Janice and her family
Joseph S. Stavolta Sr

Our prayers go out to Jan and the family. Dave will always be remembered for his AUCTION of the contents in our fridge. He made us laugh!
Mike and Diane Sullivan

Our prayers go out to Jan and the family. Dave will always be remembered for his AUCTION of the contents in our fridge. He made us laugh!

I had Mr Weatherbee at the Middle School for Gym. He encouraged me to play sports. I remember that we all thought he was the coolest... Rest in Peace.. You will always hold a special place from the children of MPS
Michele Zanca and Family

So sorry to hear this news. I had Dave as a gym teacher at Farm Road and also for after school sports. In 6th grade we thought he was so cool we used to wait for him after school and wave bye to him riding off in his VW bug. Rest in Peace. He was a great guy.
Jennifer LaCouture Brodeur

I am so sorry for your loss. I did not know Dave that well, but my mother, Lucy O'Connor loved him to pieces. Now they will be together laughing and joking around. Once again-so sorry
Patty O'Connor McGuire

I was privileged to have had Mr.Weatherby as my 6th grade physical education teacher. Many years later as a music educator we worked together at Marlborough Middle School. He had a way of lighting up the teachers room and making everyone's day a little brighter. My condolences, he will be missed.
Ray Valente

Dave was my gym teacher at Farm Road school and made it fun all the time, even square dancing when none of us wanted to do it! He quick, sarcastic wit wasn't lost on me as I was the youngest in my family and "got it" even at the age of six! I later taught with Dave in Marlboro and got to know him as a great Dad and person! Rest in peace Mr. Weatherbee.
Michele D'Alessio Giglio

Deb, I loss my Dad suddenly June 30 and still feel the world spinning. Time , friends and family will help you through it. My thoughts are with you and your family .
Linda Platt

So sorry for your loss Sincere Sympathy Sandy Lindsay
Sandra Lindsay

I am so sorry to read this...I remember Dave from BSGSDC shows and he always had a big smile on his face. I can visualize it now....and I am smiling back. This is how I will remember Dave. Sincere heartfelt condolences to his family & friends. {{{hugs}}}. May the many wonderful memories help ease your sorrows at this difficult time.
Paulette Vartabedian

So sorry for this loss. Our families go way back and were woven together with our dads both being Firefighters, followed by Rollie. God Bless all
Al Watkins

As longtime friends and former neighbors of Dave, we are sorry for your loss.
Kenneth and Rosana Marsh

So sorry Deb. Even though I never met him, from what I read, he was an awesome man and a wonderful dad and grandfather. Take care, Carol
Carol Dauphinee

So sorry for your loss.
Jane Murphy and family

Deb, Kyle and family, there are no words to express my deepest sympathy. Let others help you during this time and if I can be of any help please just let me know. With love and Prayers for you all, The Sullivan Family
Jodi Sullivan

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