July 26, 1937 - October 25, 2019
Albany-John “Bruddy” Weir, 82, entered Eternal Life Friday, October 25, 2019, surrounded by his loving family. Born to the late John and Bridget Griffin Weir in Tralee, County Kerry, Ireland, John came to Albany in 1964, followed the next year by his wife, Marie (nee Fitzgerald) and their three young children. Before retiring in 2002, he was employed by Tobin Packing Company and Freihofer Bakery. A proud son of the Erin Isle, John was an active member of The Ancient Order of Hibernians for fifty-five years; and in 2008, was a Grand Marshall for Albany’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade. On weekends, John could be found on the links with his two sons and Ed Kowalczyk who have yet to match Bruddy’s two holes-in-one. John enjoyed traveling to Bermuda, Ireland, Myrtle Beach, and Cape Cod and always frequented the golf courses at these spots. He also enjoyed celebrating holidays and milestones with his his wife and family. In addition to his wife, Marie (Mag), John is survived by his son, Gerard (Beth) Weir; son, Maurice (Terry); daughter, Georgina (Tim) Bauer; and grandchildren, Lindsay, Elise, Michael, and Colin; sister, Breda Doyle; and many cousins, nieces and nephews. The family offers heartfelt thanks to Teresa Keane, who has always been there for John and Marie and to attentive and empathetic caregivers Lynne, Jordyn, Nicole, Pam, Roni and Maria. Relatives and friends are invited to visit with John’s family Tuesday, October 29, 2019, from 4:00 to 700 P.M. at McVeigh Funeral Home, 208 North Allen Street, Albany, NY 12206. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, October 30, 2019, at 8:15 A.M. at McVeigh Funeral Home, thence to Blessed Sacrament Church, Albany at 9:00 A.M., where a Funeral Mass will be celebrated. The Rite of Committal will be held at Our Lady of Angels Cemetery immediately following the Funeral Mass. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to remember John in a special way may contribute to The American Parkinson Disease Association @ apdaparkinson.org. To leave a special message for the family, light virtual candle, obtain directions or view other helpful services please visit Teigh le Dia, turas siochanta. Go with God, peaceful journey, John.
Albany-John “Bruddy” Weir, 82, entered Eternal Life Friday, October 25, 2019, surrounded by his loving family. Born to the late John and Bridget Griffin Weir in Tralee, County Kerry, Ireland, John came to Albany in 1964, followed... View Obituary & Service Information
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