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Obituary for Jerome F. "Jerry" Weihs

Jerome F. “Jerry” Weihs, 78, of Shrewsbury, passed away peacefully on Sunday morning, March 10, 2024 at Shrewsbury Nursing & Rehabilitation, with his loving family by his side. He was predeceased by his beloved bride, Lila M. (Wetherell) Weihs, who passed in August of 2023, with whom he shared 30 wonderful years.

He leaves his loving stepchildren, Kathryn M. Goff, of Webster, Paul J. Fontana, of Grafton, and Scott A. Fontana and his wife Maryann, of Worcester; three grandchildren, Christopher P. Goff and his wife Sarah, of Sutton, Nicholas J. Fontana, and Joseph P. Fontana, both of Chepachet, RI; two great-grandchildren, Miles P. Goff, of Sutton, and Levi J. Fontana, of Chepachet, RI; his siblings, Clarence J. Weihs, Jr. and his wife Susie, Frank Weihs, Theresa Shafer and her husband Marty, and Barbara Cheney and her husband Jim; along with numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews. Jerry was predeceased by his siblings, Richard Weihs, Don Weihs, Ken Weihs, and Mary Paulson.

Jerry was born in Harlan, Iowa, to the late Clarence J. Weihs, Sr. and Cecelia M. (Wageman) Weihs. He was a 1967 graduate of Creighton University in Nebraska, where he received a B.S.B.A. degree in Economics, and a 1969 graduate of University of Nebraska, where he attended graduate school and received a Master’s degree in Economics. Jerry then served his country proudly in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, and was honorably discharged in 1972.

As a lifelong lover of education and learning, he went back to school at Columbia University, where he received an M.B.A. Finally, he studied at Boston University School of Law, and obtained a Juris Doctor degree. Jerry continued to learn until his final years, and his font of knowledge came in handy in countless trivia games!

Jerry retired as Vice President of Estate and Business Planning at Sun Life Financial.

He and his wife traveled the world with two of their closest friends, Van and Marcy. Jerry loved to exercise, golf, and play pickleball.

His family would like to specially thank the entire staff at Shrewsbury Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for their compassionate care of Jerry. They would also like to thank the staff of JHC Hospice for their care and dedicated efforts during this time.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Girls Inc. (

Relatives and friends are invited to gather for Jerry’s funeral Mass, which will be celebrated at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, March 19, 2024 at Saint Mary’s Church, 640 Main St., Shrewsbury. The Britton-Shrewsbury Funeral Home is honored to be assisting with arrangements.