Estelle Weir

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Estelle Weir

September 11, 1927 - February 20, 2019

Estelle Weir Newburyport - Estelle (Sanford) Weir, 91, passed away peacefully in Newburyport, on February 20, 2019 surrounded by her loving family.
Born on September 11, 1927 in Boston, MA, Estelle was the only child of devoted and loving parents, Helen and Clayton Sanford. She was raised in Greenwood on Oak Street next door to her loving grandparents and great-grandparents, where she gained a love of flowers and artwork. Estelle attended high school at Cushing Academy in Ashburnham, MA and loved her summers on Cape Cod.
Estelle was the former wife of the late William N. Weir. In 1955, she settled in North Reading where she lived and raised a wonderful family. Her life was full: she was an antique dealer, artist, quilter, avid reader and crossword puzzle enthusiast. She loved music, books, crows, flowers and nature. At age 60, she earned a degree in anthropology from Brandeis University.
Preceding her in death was her soulmate, Gene Martineau, who shared her love of nature, antiques and art.
She will be remembered by her eight children and their spouses: William Weir (Haekyung), Thomas Weir (Aida), Diane Weir (Michael), Carolyn Tabaie, Patricia Ketabchi, Anita Knapp (Carl), Terence Weir (Lori) and Jonathan Weir (Jill). She also leaves behind 15 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren whom she loved dearly.
The family would like to acknowledge Avita of Newburyport. Their expert care, kindness, and love brought her and her family the peace needed in her final years. We would also like to acknowledge Terry Bridgewood, her caretaker and friend, who spent countless hours visiting and caring for our mother.
Our mother, an old soul, always said she had a wonderful life, and so we are left with bountiful memories, her wisdom, and the joy of having her with us for 91 years.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, National Audubon Society, The Nature Conservancy, or an organization of your choice.
Visitation for family and friends will be held at the Croswell Funeral Home, 19 Bow Street, North Reading, on Friday, February 22, 2019 from 4 to 7 p.m. A private burial service will take place on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at Lakeside Cemetery in Wakefield.
Published on February 22, 2019
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