August 10, 1947 - May 23, 2019
Joseph P. Weigand passed away on May 23, 2019 after a long illness. His passing was bittersweet. Although he will now enjoy peaceful rest, he is survived by his beloved wife of 38 years, Pauline McDevitt, daughter Polly, sons Michael and Benjamin, daughters-in-law Christine and Courtney, and step-grandson Nolan. They will have to wait to see him again someday. Joe lived his life in the same way as he approached the end, with boundless hope, optimism, and bravery. His ability to look on the positive and appreciate the time he shared with all of his family and friends gave everyone such comfort. Joe was born August 10, 1947 in Barberton, Ohio to Robert and Katherine (Bartel) Weigand. He is survived by his siblings Robert, Rose Mary, Katherine (Doolittle), Leo, and Carol. He was predeceased by his brothers Thomas and Michael, as well as his parents. Joe never lost love for his hometown of Barberton, or Cleveland sports. Some of his fondest memories were of visiting family in Ohio, as well as cheering on Cleveland teams. Following his graduation from Archbishop Hoban High School, Joe attended and graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in New Haven, CT. He worked for decades as a chef at a variety of restaurants in Massachusetts. Joe always showed his love for family and friends through his craft— whether the medium be cooking, woodworking, or photography. He also loved to teach. It gave him such pleasure to share his passion for cooking, history, and culture with anyone. Joe equally loved learning from others. Friends and family loved to break bread with him. Joe’s home cooked meals brought so many different people together. The family dinner table always had a rotating cast of characters. In addition to satiated palates, guests found their minds, hearts, and spirits receiving nourishment too. As kind as he was to people, Joe had an even softer spot for animals. The family is grateful for the kindness and care shown to him by the nursing staff at Cape Cod Hospital and Windsor Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. In his last months, Joe was cared for by their staff as if he was their own father. Joe and his family were blessed to have many family members, friends, and a few animals visit Joe in his last days. The family was touched by their concern and love for Joe. Their stories, often humorous, brought such lightness to the dark. At his request, services will be private and at the convenience of the family. Please do not let that deter you from remembering him. There are many ways to honor his memory; gather with your loved ones, share a meal, a story, or a joke, cheer on those Cleveland sports teams and the Boston Bruins. Additionally, donations in Joe’s memory may be made to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, 230 E. Ohio St. Suite 500 Chicago, IL 60611 or to the MSPCA-Nevins Farm, 400 Broadway Methuen, MA 01844. For online guestbook please visit the funeral home website, www.pollardfuneralhome.com. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Kenneth H. Pollard Funeral Home.
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