OBITUARY

Christine H. Weeks

December 27, 1947July 28, 2018

Christine Herlihy Weeks, 70, of Keene died at home on July 28, 2018, of cancer. She was born December 27, 1947, the fourth of five children to Margaret Hanley and Thomas Herlihy. She grew up in Deerfield, Massachusetts, where her father was a master at Deerfield Academy.

Chris graduated from Stoneleigh Prospect Hill School for Girls and Manhattanville College of the Sacred Heart, with a degree in political science. Upon graduation, she took a job in the office of New York City Mayor John V. Lindsay, working as an administrative assistant to Lew Feldstein and Sally Bowles.

In 1970, Chris moved to Washington, D.C. and took a job at CBS News handling public, congressional, and press inquiries for its programs, including Face the Nation and Capitol Cloakroom. From there, she worked at National Education Television as an associate producer and researcher for a weekly half-hour show with host Bill Moyers, traveling to many places throughout the U.S. In 1972, she was asked to be a research and production assistant to the NBC News Washington Bureau. Assigned to the Watergate Hearings, she worked with NBC Nightly News anchor John Chancellor, who asked her to move to New York to be his assistant. Wanting to move into news production, she left New York after two years and took a job at WJZ TV in Baltimore to produce the 11 o’clock news. She later returned to NBC News in Washington to work in its news department. In the fall of 1977, she was hired to produce documentary films for the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, a position she left when she married Albert H. “Kip” Weeks and moved to Keene, where he was a lawyer and judge for the next 30 years. After her son, Sam, was born, she went back to work at Markem Corporation in Keene. In 1987, she took a job with the Keene School District as its Public Information Coordinator, where she served for the next 25 years.

Chris’s beloved husband, Kip, predeceased her, in 2011. She leaves two children, Samuel Seabury Weeks and his wife, Elizabeth M. Collins, and Margaret Clinton Weeks and her husband, Abraham C. Adams, her mother-in-law Teresa H. Weeks of Baltimore, and four siblings: Catherine S. Herlihy of San Marcos, California, and her husband, J. Fraser Cocks; Thomas W. Herlihy of Washington, D.C.; Margaret H. Tilney and her husband, James, of Avon, Connecticut; and Elizabeth H. Bonamici and her husband, Andrew, of Eugene, Oregon. She also leaves a sister-in-law, Ann S. Weeks, and her wife, Arleen S. Curry; and a brother-in-law, Louis S. Weeks III and his wife, Marjorie. She also leaves a number of nieces and nephews.

In Keene, Chris served on a number of non-profit boards including Hospice, the Harris Center for Conservation Education, the city’s Martin Luther King/Jonathan Daniels Committee, the Literacy Coalition of Cheshire County, the Keene Public Library’s Board of Trustees, the Historical Society of Cheshire County, Ladies’ Charitable Society, and Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music. She also co-chaired the St. James Episcopal Church’s Jonathan Daniels’ 50th Anniversary Commemoration Committee. Most recently, she served on the City of Keene’s Planning Board.

Chris enjoyed cooking, swimming at Island Pond, playing bridge with friends, and going for long walks with family. She loved and was beloved by her family, friends, and community.

A memorial service will be held at St. James Episcopal Church, on Saturday, August 4 at 2 pm. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made to the Keene Public Library, 60 Winter Street, Keene, or St. James Episcopal Church, 44 West Street, Keene. Burial will be at the family plot at the Laurel Hill Cemetery in Deerfield, Massachusetts, the following day.

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Ken Meola

August 5, 2018

Meg and Sam,
Our condolences to you and your family during this difficult time. Your Mom was a true beacon of light, always filling a space with her warmness and friendship. She always made time to stop and chat in the neighborhood as she walked by, making the day much brighter. Fond memories of her walking up and down Court St, regardless of the weather, will forever stay with all of us as we pass that way in the future, remembering the legacy of kindness she exuded. She will be missed.
The Meola Family.

Joannie Berriman

August 4, 2018

The Keene community has lost a valuable member. Chris will be missed by many. My heart goes out to her children and I wish her whole family peace. I will miss seeing her on her walks and stopping with me for a quick chat. Always smart, always interesting and interested. A remarkable woman has passed.

FROM THE FAMILY