Dorothy P. “Dottie” (Fama) Sweeney

March 3, 2002

Sweeney – in Woburn, March 3rd, Dorothy P. “Dottie??? (Fama) Sweeney, beloved wife of Edward D. Sweeney. Devoted mother of Janet A. Queenin and her husband Donald P., and Robert W. Sweeney and his wife Kelley, all of Woburn, and Edward D. Jr. and Jean F. Sweeney, both of Nashua, NH. Sister of Maurice Fama, Elizabeth Savelo, and Tena Cody, and Jean Burke, all of Stoneham, and Mary Barbo of S. Yarmouth. Loving grandmother of Douglas, Caitlyn, and Christopher Queenin and Catherine and Daniel Sweeney. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Wednesday, March 6th, at 9:15 a.m. Funeral mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, at 10. Calling hours Tuesday 4 to 8 p.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in Mrs. Sweeney’s memory to the Woburn Friends of Hospice Care, Inc., P.O. Box 114, Woburn, MA 01801.

OBITUARY:

Dorothy P. Sweeney, known affectionately as “Dottie??? to her family and friends, passed away at her home in Woburn Sunday evening following a brief illness. The wife of Edward D. Sweeney, she was 77 years of age.

Born in Everett, she was the daughter of the late Leo and Jean (Malta) Fama. She was raised in Stoneham and graduated from Stoneham High School. She moved to Woburn with her husband following her marriage, taking up residence in the Central Square section of the city.

Mrs. Sweeney devoted herself to raising her family, and in recent years greatly enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. She vacationed at Hampton Beach for many years, and loved shopping with her sisters and her daughters, doing crossword puzzles, and collecting clocks. She shared a particularly close relationship with all her family and was dedicated to her faith.

Surviving in addition to her husband Edward are two daughters, Janet A. Queenin and her husband Donald P. of Woburn, and Jean F. Sweeney of Nashua, NH; two sons, Edward D. Sweeney, Jr. of Nashua and Robert W. Sweeney and his wife Kelley of Woburn;

A brother, Maurice Fama of Stoneham, four sisters, Elizabeth Savelo, Tena Cody, and Jean Burke, all of Stoneham, and Mary Barbo of S. Yarmouth; and five grandchildren, Douglas, Caitlyn, and Christopher Queenin and Catherine and Daniel Sweeney. She also leaves many nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Wednesday, March 6th, at 9:15 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, at 10. Interment will follow in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn.

Calling hours at the funeral home are Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m.

Donations may be made in Mrs. Sweeney’s memory to Woburn Friends of Hospice Care, Inc., PO Box 114, Woburn, MA 01801.

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