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Obituary: Thomas Sweeney, 70, Medford Native

Sweeney died Thursday, Dec. 12.

Thomas Sweeney. Photo credit: Breslin Funeral Home
Thomas Sweeney. Photo credit: Breslin Funeral Home
The following is from Breslin Funeral Home.

Thomas J. Sweeney, 70, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, after a lengthy illness.

He was born in Medford on June 8, 1943, to his parents Thomas J. and Elizabeth (Pero) Sweeney. Tom was raised and educated in Dorchester and Medford. He is a graduate of Medford High School, Class of 1961. He has been a resident of Stoneham since 1978.

Tom served his country honorably as a member of the Massachusetts National Guard. He worked as an accountant for Stone & Webster in Boston for over 30 years prior to his retirement. Tom was an avid bowler, gardener and classic car enthusiast.

He is survived by his wife, Patricia H. (Kelly) Sweeney; by his children: Patty Cameron and her husband Robert of Gilmanton, N.H., and Linda Riker and her husband Scott of Melrose; by his grandchildren: Alex, Danny, Keith and Connor Cameron and Aidan and Kaitlyn Riker; and by his brothers: Robert Sweeney of Hampton, N.H., Richard Sweeney of Scituate, Paul Sweeney of Reading and John Sweeney of Dracut. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Along with his parents, Thomas was predeceased by his sister, Eileen Marie Jenks, and by his brother, William Sweeney.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral from the Breslin Funeral Home, 610 Pleasant St., Malden, on Thursday, Dec. 19, at 8 a.m. followed by a mass of Christian burial celebrated at Immaculate Conception Church, 600 Pleasant St., Malden, at 9 a.m. Services will conclude with interment in Calvary Cemetery in Winchester. Visiting hours will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday Dec. 18, from 4-8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in his memory to the American Diabetes Assoc., 1 Bromfield St., Boston, MA 02108.

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