Edward Charles Weygand, President of The Weygand Company
Edward Charles Weygand of North Attleboro, passed away at home on Sunday, January 28, 2018, at the age of 88.
Ed, Eddie, as he was known to his many friends and family, was born in Taunton, MA to Albert Weygand, and Lena (Harrigan) Weygand on September 18, 1929. He was one of nine children, and was very close to his mother, who he loved dearly, and who passed away when Ed was only 13 years old.
Ed attended North Attleboro High School, where he excelled academically, on the football field, and was President of the Class of 1946. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1947, where he graduated first in his class at the Military Police Academy, while stationed in Germany. He was honorably discharged in 1953, as a Corporal in the Constabulary Police.
After leaving the Armed Forces, Ed attended Bryant College, achieved great academic success, and was highly adept at Cost Accounting. He graduated third in his class, with a degree in Business Administration. While attending Bryant, Ed met the love of his life, Elizabeth (McManus) Weygand. They married in 1955, and had four children, who he loved most deeply.
Ed began his professional career at the Robbins Company in Attleboro, where he quickly advanced to the Sales & Marketing Director. He was pursued by the Walter E. Hayward Company of Attleboro for his talent in sales, and worked for Mr. Hayward until the company was sold. Ed understood the value and potential of entrepreneurship, and started the Weygand Company in 1972. He achieved great success operating his business, and was recognized as an industry leader for his development of Corporate Neckwear, which was a unique niche’ in the 1980’s and 90’s. Ed was at the forefront of the corporate incentive and motivational manufacturing industry.
Ed loved New England, the Red Sox, Patriots, Bruins and Celtics. He was passionate about golf, cooking, his pets, jazz music, his country, individualism and freedom. He enjoyed writing, politics and had a great love of the English language. Ed also had a great love for Cape Cod, where he spent much time in his youth. He loved sailing on Mt. Hope Bay in Rhode Island, and vacationing on the Cape. He adored his wife, children, grandchildren, his seven sisters, and his brother. Everyone who knew Ed loved his quick wit, loyalty, and passion for life. Ed loved to laugh, tell a joke or two, and had a gift for making all who he encountered feel valued. He was a true gentleman, and a unique and wonderful man. He will be sorely missed.
Ed is predeceased by his loving wife of 48 years, Elizabeth (Betty) McManus Weygand on August 3, 2003. He is survived by his children: Katherine (Kiley) Davies of Mareuil, France, Edward (Ted) Weygand of North Attleboro, Andrea King of St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, Elise Taylor or Rindge, NH; 12 grandchildren; his sisters, Margarite Mousseau of North Attleboro, Janet Cauldwell of North Attleboro, and Barbara Blackburn of Framingham, and many nieces and nephews.
A visiting hours will be held at Sperry McHoul Funeral Home, 15 Grove Street, North Attleboro on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 from 4:00-7:00pm. A funeral mass will be held from the funeral home on Thursday, February 8 at 9 a.m. followed by a Mass at St. Mary’s Church, 14 Park Street, North Attleboro at 10 o’clock. A Full Military Honor’s ceremony will follow on the church plaza. Private burial will be held at a later date at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Attleboro Falls. In lieu of flowers, please donate in Ed’s name to the Fisher House Boston. P.O. Box 230, South Walpole, MA 02071.
To sign an online guestbook for Ed, please visit www.sperry-mchoul.com.