Andover — Barbara L. Weeks, 86, a resident of Andover, and beloved wife of the late Richard H. Weeks, died on Friday, November 15, 2013, following a long illness.
Born in Lowell on March 21, 1927, she was the beloved daughter of the Late Dorothy Emerson. Barbara grew up in Lawrence and was a graduate of the Lawrence High School, and had attended the MacIntosh Business School. Mrs. Weeks was a retired tax clerk from the IRS, and had also been employed as a waitress at the former Ford's Coffee Shop in Andover and Valley's Steakhouse. Barbara was very friendly and often requested by customers.
She was a member of the First Calvary Baptist Church in North Andover, and an active member at the Andover Senior Center, prior to her illness.
Barbara very much enjoyed spending time at the beach and was known for taking road trips and finding fun along the way, whether it was with her family or friends. She also liked spending time at Foxwoods. Barbara could be best described as a "spitfire." Her love for her grandchildren was unconditional and never wavered. The good times will be forever remembered by all who knew her.
Barbara is survived by her three loving children, Dorothy H. and her husband, Charles Towne III of Methuen, Carolyn R. and her husband, Randall Purser of Tewksbury, and Phillip J. and his wife, Jean E. Weeks of Andover; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Janet Knight of Chelmsford ,and Joan Bradshaw of San Antonio, Texas.
ARRANGEMENTS: A funeral service for Barbara was held at the First Calvary Baptist Church, 586 Massachusetts Avenue, North Andover, on Wednesday, November 20, at 11 a.m. Visiting hours were held on Tuesday, November 19, in the Burke-Magliozzi Funeral Home, 390 North Main Street, Andover from 6 to 8 p.m. Relatives and friends were cordially invited. Interment will be held in the Spring Grove Cemetery, Andover. For additional information, please visit, www.burkemagliozzi.com.
Donations in Barbara's memory, in lieu of flowers, may be made to the Berkeley Retirement Home and Nursing Center, 150 Berkeley Street, Lawrence, MA 01841.