Published DateGILFORD — Benjamin E. "Ben" Weeks, 80, of 363 Belknap Mountain Road, died Saturday, March 16, 2013 peacefully surrounded by his family.
He was born in Laconia on March 31, 1932, the son of L. Murray and Gertrude (Flack) Weeks. Ben served in the US Army during the Korean War from 1952 to 1954. He was a lifelong resident of Gilford. Ben attended Gilford Schools and enjoyed working on his father's farm. He worked for the Gilford Highway Department for 38 years, retiring in 1997. Ben was a member of St. Andre Bessette Parish, Sacred Heart Church. He loved spending time with his family, traveling in his motor home and enjoying the outdoors.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Madeleine A. (Daoust) Weeks of Gilford, three sons; Roger Weeks and Scott Weeks, both of Gilford and Michael Weeks of Sanbornton, two daughters; Elaine McAuliffe of Alton and Carol Chabot of Goffstown, one brother, John Weeks of Clearwater, FL, seven grandchildren; Melissa, Roger Jr., Sarah, John, Kyle, Jacob and Dylan and five great grandchildren; Celia, Kayleigh, Roice Jr. "Bear", Brady and Tyler. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a son, Edward Weeks in 1979.
Calling hours will be held from 5 PM to 8 PM on Thursday, March 21, 2013 at the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, using the Carriage House entrance. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11AM on Friday, March 22, 2013 at St. Andre Bessette Parish, Sacred Heart Church, 291 Union Avenue, Laconia. Burial will be held in the spring at Pine Grove Cemetery in Gilford.
For those who wish, memorial donations may be made in memory of Ben's son Eddie to the American Heart Association, 2 Wall Street, Manchester, NH 03101.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial please visit HYPERLINK "http://www.wilkinsonbeane.com" www.wilkinsonbeane.com .