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Obituary: Jeffrey C. Webber

Published in Milford Daily News on October 14, 2015

Jeffrey C. Webber lost the inevitable battle with ALS on October 11, 2015. He spent the last eight months at the Bedford VA Hospice unit. Despite being less than an ideal patient, the staff took excellent care of him.

Jeff was a self-educated man who was interested in everything. Behind that party animal was a very smart man, who was a graduate of the St. Mary’s School in Milford (class of 1962) and the Worcester Industrial Technical Institute, with honors. He was then accepted into the world renowned Draper Corp. Apprentice Program Institute in Hopedale. He spent three years in the Army (1965-1968), where in Germany he began his education in fine wine, a passion he never lost. Jeff could remember the name of a wine he had months before, but could not remember the grocery list. His design background led him to Merrimack Company, where he was instrumental in designing early medical lasers. Jeff moved on to IT and was a proud alumna of Chipcom Corporation. He learned the business process SAP when it was in its infancy, and spent the remainder of his career in SAP. His final position was with Osram Sylvania, where he appreciated the fact that he was not the only ‘grayhead’.

Jeff loved a good time and left some amazing memories for friends and family. He is legendary in some circles. He was an excellent skier, owned a sailboat, and traveled extensively. Jeff is famous for his pumpkin pie and his paella. Jeff could fix most anything (except cars) and never refused to lend a hand.

Jeff was the last of four children born to Dorothy (Williams) Webber. She named them Joan, Jack, Jim, and Jeff, which is difficult to say in a row. Dot, as she was known, was one of fifteen children and Jeff was fortunate to have loving aunts and uncles. Jeff leaves behind his beloved sons, Lucas and Eli Webber, and his loving wife, Patricia Hunt. He is also survived by his sister, Joan Rhode, of Ashland, and his brother, Jim and wife Carolyn, of Milford. His big brother Jack, a former Milford baseball hero, died in 2007. Jeff had a special place in his heart for his nieces and nephews, Michael and Stephen Webber, Beth Frothingham, Billy Rhode, MaryEllen Gagne, Dawn Craig and her late brother, Tony Webber.

There will be a Memorial Mass Sat. Oct. 17, 2015 at 11 AM at St. Mary’s Church,19 Winter St., Milford, followed by a reception locally which will be announced- all are welcome. Burial will be private. Donations in Jeff’s memory can be made to Compassionate Care ALS, PO Box 1052, West Falmouth, Mass, 02574. Arrangements by Buma-Sargeant Funeral Home, Milford.