RINDGE, N.H. — Joel Weber of Rindge, N.H., formerly of Kingston, Mass., passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019.
Joel loved life and he led a wonderfully full life. Joel was a patriotic American, serving his country in combat with the Navy during Desert Storm. He loved fishing and lake life. Working as an ocean charter boat captain was one of his many adventures. He worked with AOA for many years as a field service engineer, building long-lasting relationships with his co-workers and clients along the way.
His favorite role of all was Dad and he was a truly wonderful father. He loved spending time with his family. He was definitely the favorite Uncle Joel amongst all of the nieces and nephews.
He tried never to take life too seriously, and he encouraged others to do the same. Joel traveled the world with the Navy, his work and with his family. He preferred the beach to the “old stones” around the world, as one would expect. He never met a stranger that didn’t become a friend. His greatest gifts were his kind and gentle nature, ability to see the best in everything and everyone, and his unending love for his family. His smile and enduring optimism will be missed by all that knew him.
Joel is survived by his wife of 28 years, Patricia Reed Weber; his children, Sara Weber and Aaron Reed; his parents, Don and Janet Lamkin Weber; and his sister, Justine Belangia.
Joel was preceded in death by his sister, Jodie Dever; and a special lady, “Mommy Lyn” Sprowles.
A funeral Mass in Joel’s honor will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at St. Joseph’s the Worker, 1 Maquan St., Hanson, Mass. Immediately following Mass, the family wishes to extend an invitation to celebrate Joel’s life as he would have loved, in a lighthearted manner, stories welcome. Please feel free to have your favorite tie-dye or Hawaiian shirt handy in Joel’s honor. The event will be at 4 Finney St., Carver, Mass.
Joel’s parents will hold a memorial service in Illinois in April.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to any veteran organization.