Henry F. G. Wey III, of Hingham, passed away suddenly from an accident on February 22, 2018 at the age of 84.
A longtime resident of Hingham, Harry as known to his friends, is survived by his loving wife of 61 years Lyn (Marilyn Brooks) Wey, and three daughters Beth Lyons (Michael) of Duxbury, Margie Reis (Robert) of Larkspur, CA and Alison Wright (Michael) of Grosse Pointe, Michigan. Harry leaves behind seven grandchildren whom he adored. Corey and Christopher Lyons, Parker and Kevin Reis, and Andrew, Maggie and Harry Wright. He also leaves behind a brother Thomas Wey of Larchmont, New York and many loving nephews. He is predeceased by his parents Henry and Elizabeth Wey and his brother Peter.
Born in New York City and raised in Rye, New York, Harry was a graduate of Hotchkiss School and Colby College where he played hockey and was a member of DKE Fraternity. After college he served in the United States Air Force as an Officer. He began his long insurance career at Chubb and Son before joining Alexander and Alexander. In 1972 he came to Boston to head Alexander and Alexander’s Boston office as a Senior Vice President. His career also took him for brief time to Australia. He also served as the President of the National Association of Insurance Brokers.
Harry was an active member of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Hingham where he served as Senior Warden. As a member the Hingham Harbor Development Committee he spearheaded the development of Whitney Wharf. He served on the town of Hingham Insurance Committee and Pension Board. He was a member of Hingham Yacht Club and Cohasset Golf Club. He was an avid skier, tennis player, golfer and sailor. Harry shared his love of Maine and sailing with his family and friends spending summers in Southport, Maine. He lived and loved beyond capacity and gave of himself totally to life.
Relatives and friends are invited to a memorial service celebrating his life on Saturday, March 3 at 2 pm at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 172 Main Street, Hingham. Reception to follow.
Donations may be made to:
St. John the Evangelist Church
172 Main Street, Hingham MA 02043