Obituary of Edward D. 'Butch' Sweeney

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World War II Veteran

Edward D. "Butch" Sweeney - of Woburn, April 1st, ninety four years of age. Beloved husband of the late Dorothy P. (Fama) Sweeney. Devoted father of Janet A. Queenin, her husband Donald P., of Woburn, Edward D. Sweeney Jr., his wife Catherine, of Hudson NH, and Jean F. Sweeney, of Nashua, NH, and the late Robert W. Sweeney, his wife Kelley. Brother of the late William J. Sweeney, Paul K. Sweeney, M.Faith Shaughnessy, and David H. Sweeney. Dear brother in law of Jean H. Sweeney and Adeline Sweeney, both of Woburn, and the Late William G. Shaughnessy. Loving grandfather of Douglas, Caitlyn, and Christopher Queenin and Catherine and Daniel Sweeney. Cherished great-grand father of Emilia, Anabella, Harrison, and Molly. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, MA, Wednesday, April 5th, at 9:15 a.m. Funeral Mass in St. Anthony’s Parish, 851 Main St. Woburn, at 10. Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, April 4th, 4 - 7p.m.. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn, MA. Remembrances may be made in Edward’s memory to the Woburn Boys and Girls Club, 40 Hudson St. Woburn, MA, 01801.

OBITUARY:

Edward “Butch” Sweeney a life long resident of Woburn passed away peacefully amongst his beloved family at Wingate Nursing Center in Andover, April, 1st. The dear husband of the late Dorothy P. (Fama) Sweeney, he was ninety-four ears of age.

"Butch' which was a nick name he had throughout his life, was born in Woburn to the late William and Phoebe (Doran) Sweeney. Raised and educated in the Central Square section of the city, Butch proudly attended the Wyman Elementary School, which would be the beginning of a four generation tradition, of his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren attending the Wyman. Butch was very proud that family fun fact. He was a graduate of Woburn High School along with the Class of 1940. He began working with General Electric in 1940, where he remained until his retirement after forty three years as a Cost Account Manager.

For fifty three years he was married to the love of his life Dorothy. They brought two daughters and two sons into the world and was a very proud father. They enjoyed their summers in Hampton Beach every year and all the Sweeney's would gather.

An avid sports fan, he was a true follower of the Red Sox and Patriots, as well as a true follower of Woburn High School sports for many, many, years. Golfing with friends, and family was always a pleasure while also enjoying games of pool. Butch was a long time member of the American Pool Association, as well as being a team member of the first American Legion pool team the Woburn ever had.

Butch and Dorothy often liked to take trips to Maine enjoying all the beautiful summer communities along the shore route. Saratoga, NY was also a destination for the Sweeney's as they always enjoyed the races and ambiance that surrounded the Saratoga weekends..

Butch was a faith filled gentleman. He shared a great love for his family and always enjoyed sharing in the family activities.

Sadly Butch was predeceased by his wife of fifty three years Dorothy, his son Robert Sweeney and siblings M. Faith Shaughnessy, William, Paul and David Sweeney, and brother in law William Shaughnessy.

He is lovingly survived by his children Janet A. Queenin, her husband Donald P., of Woburn, Edward D. Sweeney Jr., his wife Catherine, of Hudson NH, and Jean F. Sweeney, of Nashua, NH, and the late Robert W. Sweeney, his wife Kelley, his dear sister in laws Adeline Sweeney, who graciously visited with him frequently, and Jean Sweeney both of Woburn. Loving grandfather of Douglas, Caitlyn, and Christopher Queenin and Catherine and Daniel Sweeney. Cherished great-grand father of Emilia, Anabella, Harrison, and Molly. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, MA, Wednesday, April 5th, at 9:15 a.m. Funeral Mass in St. Anthony’s Parish, 851 Main St. Woburn, at 10. Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, April 4th, 4 - 7p.m.. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn, MA. Remembrances may be made in Edward’s memory to the Woburn Boys and Girls Club, 40 Hudson St. Woburn, MA, 01801.