A funeral was held on Wednesday afternoon at the Immaculate Conception Church for the 85-year-old Weymouth woman who died from Eastern Equine Encephalitis on Friday.
CBS Boston reported Janet A. Dignan of Weymouth is the victim who died of EEE.
Dignan lived in Weymouth for 59 years and leaves four sons, according to her obituary.
She was the mother of Andrew J. Dignan and his wife Sandra of Weymouth, Thomas J. Dignan and his wife Eileen of Whitman, Matthew J. Dignan and his wife Marianne of Sandwich and John P. Dignan and his wife Jill Reddish of Weymouth.
She was originally from Dorchester and had worked for more than 20 years for the financial firm Standish Ayer & Wood in Boston, according to the obituary.
A Funeral Mass at Immaculate Conception Church was held for her at noon on Wednesday followed by a burial at Village Cemetery in Weymouth. A visitation was also held in the McDonald Keohane Funeral Home on Wednesday morning.
Dignan was taken to South Shore Hospital early last week presenting symptoms such as fever and headache and died Friday, according to the Town Hall.
After her death, the Massachusetts
Department of Public Health Epidemiology office was notified and launched
an investigation because of her symptoms.
On Monday, the MDPH reported to the town of Weymouth Health Department with a negative result for EEE Serum test;
however, late Tuesday afternoon, the MDPH subsequently notified the
Health Department that further testing showed positive for EEE, the Town of
This is the first reported human case of EEE in Massachusetts this year.