Couple marries at Emerson Hospital so dying grandfather can attend

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When Danny Weaver of Hudson and fiancée Paula Hatch-O’Loughlin set a wedding date for Aug. 10 at Old Orchard Beach, Maine, they never imagined that instead they would say their vows on June 25 at Emerson Hospital in Concord.

But that was before Weaver’s grandfather, Donald Weaver , who raised Danny and whom Danny considers the “greatest man and friend I have ever known,” fell ill. And when his grandfather’s condition rapidly deteriorated on June 25 , Weaver, Hatch-O’Loughlin and the nursing staff at Emerson Hospital came together to organize a wedding in fewer than three hours.

The couple was married and Donald Weaver died the next day.

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