Rock Funeral Home

1285 Ashley Blvd, New Bedford, MA


Joseph A. Weaver

August 14, 1925November 2, 2019

Joseph A. “Hap” Weaver, 94, of New Bedford passed away Saturday, November 2, 2019 after a period of declining health. He was the beloved husband of Irene (Rapoza) Weaver.

Born in Shamokin Coal Township, PA a son of the late Joseph and Lizzie (Maurer) Weaver he grew up there and moved to the area shortly before starting his family.

Mr. Weaver joined the United States Navy and served during World War II. He later worked at Berkshire Hathaway as a weaver. In his spare time, Hap enjoyed bowling at Wonderbowl where he was the eldest person to bowl a perfect game in competition. Mr. Weaver was also a longtime member of the VFW and he always believed in giving back to help others in need.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by four children, Elizabeth Rundle of Poole, England, Walter Weaver of Blairstown, NJ, Leonard Weaver of Crosby, TX, and Robert Weaver of Cannon, NH; grandchildren; great grandchildren; great great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He was the father of the late Joann Olivier and he was predeceased by his 15 siblings.

Relatives and friends are invited to visitation Tuesday, November 12, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. followed by a memorial service 11 a.m. in the ROCK FUNERAL HOME, 1285 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford followed by burial in Tabor Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to any Veteran Charity of your choice. For online tribute/directions www.rock-funeralhome.com.


  • Visitation Tuesday, November 12, 2019
  • Memorial Service Tuesday, November 12, 2019
  • Burial Tuesday, November 12, 2019


Joseph A. Weaver

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Ann (Henry) Jones

November 10, 2019

My sympathy to the Weaver family. May the memories of him sustain you at this time and for years to come.

Elaine (Ferreira, Vander)

November 8, 2019

I’m so sorry for your loss Bobby and Lenny and the rest of the family my sincere condolences... I remember him well...❤️🙏🏻

Sheila (Noble )Tetreault

November 7, 2019

I will always remember Mr.Weavers big smile and Hello as I walked by his street
My deepest condolences to his wife and family