Beatrice Anne Weygand, age 89, died peacefully on December 10, 2013 at St. Luke’s Hospital in New Bedford. She was the wife of Dr. George A. Weygand for 57 years. Born in Cumberland, RI on November 5, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Howard L. Mallowes and Elizabeth (Ward) Mallowes. She was the sister of Dorothy Beauchemin of Wareham, MA and the late Howard L. Mallowes, Jr. of Marion, MA.
She is survived by her daughters Joanne L. Fallon of Scituate, MA, Sandra E. Hiller of Rochester, MA, and her husband Robert B. Hiller III, and six grandchildren: Atticus Fallon, Hannah Hartigan and her husband Brian Hartigan, Brooke Fallon, Tess Hedblom and her husband Erik Hedblom, Jacob Hiller and Paige Hiller and her great grandchild Grace Hartigan and several nieces and nephews.
Beatrice resided in Marion, MA and lived there for many years. She was educated in Marion and Wareham schools and graduated from Wareham High School and from Bryant College where she was a member of Sigma Lambda Theta Sorority. She later moved to Bridgewater, MA where she was a resident for more than 50 years. She was an active member of the Bridgewater State College Community where she was a charter member and past President of the Faculty Wives Club. She worked closely with her husband, a Physics Professor at Bridgewater State College, in writing manuscripts, books and preparing grants. She was an active member of the Central Square Congregational Church, serving as a Sunday school teacher, a member of the Women’s Guild, the Memorials Committee, the Couple’s Club, and twice served as a Co-Chair of the All-Church Annual Fair. She was active in girl scouting, serving as a Brownie Troop Leader. Mrs. Weygand was a member of the Alcyone Chapter of the Eastern Star where she served as a Past Worthy Matron. She was a benefactor and supporter of many public civic organizations.
She was a Director and Treasurer of the H.L. Mallowes Company and was Co-owner and President of the Wells Service Station. She loved her family, especially her six grandchildren and great- granddaughter, for whom she was proud.
A Funeral Service will be held in the Central Square Congregational Church Bridgewater Saturday, December 14, 3013 at 10:00 AM.
Visiting hours will be held in the Prophett Chapman Cole & Gleason Funeral Home 98 Bedford Street Bridgewater Friday, December 13th from 5-7 pm.