Kenneth R. Weber, 81, of Vergennes
VERGENNES — Kenneth Robert Weber, dearest husband, beloved father, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle and friend to many near and far, died peacefully in his home on December 17, 2022. Kenneth/Papa/Ken/Pops was a big man with a big personality, and could fill a room with his hearty laugh and outgoing manner. He loved camping, music, travel adventures or any activity that brought the family together. Ken was an avid photographer and spent many hours capturing Vermont landscapes and birds.
A lifelong Vermont resident, Ken was born April 3, 1941, to Wilbur and Dorothy Weber of East Dorset, Vt. He lived and grew up in East Dorset, and married his high school sweetheart, Joanne (Markey) Weber, to whom he was married for 62 years. As a teenager he worked with his father for the family business, Webco Roofing. He attended Champlain College in Burlington, Vt., and after graduation worked for 19 years for IBM in Essex Junction, Vt.
He was a great father and loved his family deeply. After leaving IBM, Ken and Joanne took on one of the highest callings of their lives, running a hospice out of their home in Bristol, Vt., which Ken built along with other volunteers. The St. Gerard Home helped patients in their last days along with their families by providing attentive and personal round-the-clock care.
In addition to his parents, Ken was predeceased by his sisters, Karen Weber and Claire Schoffstall. He is survived by his wife, Joanne; five children, Kurt (Nancy) Weber, Kevin (Maggie) Weber, Chris (Laura) Weber, Kendra (Tim) Gratton, and Craig (Eva) Weber; several grandchildren: Bailey, Tristan, and Gus Cannizzaro; Brian Weber, Jennifer Harris; Ellen Heilman, Riley Weber; Damian Sulger, Aaron Gratton; and Cameron and Colton Weber; and great-grandchildren: Calvin Weber, Benjamin and Jacob Harris, and Jesslyn and Dayana Meader.
A private service with the family was held on Dec. 21. Public arrangements are pending.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Autism Speaks, www.autismspeaks.org. To send online condolences to his family please visit www.brownmcclayfuneralhomes.com. ◊
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