Rodger E. Weismann, Jr. – devoted family man and retired CFO – passed away surrounded by loved ones on November 7, 2022 at the age of 80 after a courageous battle with cancer. His family wishes to extend a special thanks to the exceptionally caring staff of Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
Rodger was born to Dr. Rodger and Alice (Hopkins) Weismann in Phoenix, Arizona on January 10, 1942. He graduated from Hanover High School (NH) with the class of 1960. He then earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Cornell University in 1964, where he was Captain of the Ski Team. He went on to get his Master’s in Business Administration in 1966 from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, kicking off his 40+ year career as a Chief Financial Officer.
When hired as the CFO for The Forum Corporation in 1979, he quickly caught the affections of Pam Maddalena and they married on November 6, 1982. Soon after, they welcomed two children, Tom and Hilary. He poured his heart into being the best husband and father, always present and ensuring his family knew how much he loved them.
Rodger and Pam called Lincoln home for almost 40 years, where they bought the house of Rodger’s dreams, planted roots, and made life-long friends. They moved to Medfield earlier this year to be closer to their three grandchildren.
Being a family man came naturally to Rodger and his spirit of generosity shined brightest around the holidays, filling his wife’s four-foot-tall Christmas stocking to the brim every year and planting Christmas cards all over the tree for each of his 22 nieces and nephews. He always counted his blessings and was dedicated to giving back to family, friends, community, and especially those in need. He lived his life according to Luke 12:48, “To whom much is given, much will be required.” His family will forever cherish his generosity, charisma, and sense of humor.
Through the years, Rodger enjoyed the thrills of racing – from running marathons, to ski jumping and slalom racing, playing endless rounds of golf and racing thoroughbred horses. He fulfilled a life-long dream of having his horse, Captain Bodgit, race in the Kentucky Derby.
Second to his love for his family was his dedication to his golf game and the friendships formed through years of membership at Marlborough Country Club (MCC). His intense drive, financial prowess, and love for golf all came together in his last business role when he was elected to the MCC Board of Directors as the VP of Finance, fiercely determined to work right up until his final days.
In addition to his wife of 40 years, Pam, he leaves his children, Tom Weismann and Hilary Foley (Nathan); his grandchildren, Jack, Makenna and Farrah Foley; his siblings, Kathy Marohn (Bill), Betsy Gonnerman (Mike), Fred Weismann (Mary), and Bill Weismann (Deborah); in-laws, Dan Maddalena (Cheryl), Jim Maddalena (Robin), John Maddalena and Bill Maddalena; and many beloved nieces and nephews.
His friends and family are invited to share happy memories and honor Rodger’s life by gathering for calling hours at Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rt. 20) Waltham on Friday, November 18th from 4 – 7 p.m. His Memorial Mass will be celebrated in Our Lady of Fatima Church | Ascension Parish, 160 Concord Road, Sudbury, on Saturday, November 19th at 9 a.m. Burial is private. Following the Mass please join for a brunch reception at Marlborough Country Club, 200 Concord Rd, Marlborough, MA 01752.
Those wishing to view the livestream of Rodger's Mass please use this link: https://theascensionparish.com/church-online/
In his memory, donations can be made to Dana Farber |Jimmy Fund, 450 Brookline Ave, Boston, MA 02215 or www.danafarber.org to advance progress towards a cancer-free future or to the St. Vincent de Paul Society of Boston, 18 Canton Street, Stoughton, MA 02072 or www.svdpboston.org to support Rodger’s mission to help those in need.