Barbara Ann Sweeney

Barbara an SweeneyBarbara Ann Sweeney (nee Lynch) died peacefully on June 12, 2016. She was 92. Barbara (known affectionately as “Bobbie”) was born in Brooklyn on October 21, 1923 to John and Mary Lynch. Her father was born in County Cavan, Ireland and served for many years as a New York City Police Officer. Her mother was a Brooklyn native. She was raised in Queens, attended Flushing High School, and had an initial career at Bell Labs. The third of six children, she is pre-deceased by her brothers John, Jr. and Fr. Eugene, SMM; and by her sisters Regina (Armand) and Alice (Decker); and is survived by her brother, Francis.

She was the loving wife of Francis J. Sweeney for 55 years until his death in 2002. Married in 1947, at Blessed Sacrament Church, Jackson Heights, she was a faithful parishioner of St. Martin of Tours parish, Bethpage, NY for most of her life. After retirement she lived in Jensen Beach, FL and Highland Beach, FL. She had recently moved to Columbus, OH with her daughter Patricia.

She was a loving mother and is survived by 7 of her eight children: Patricia (Moloney), Barbara (Mustain), Francis, Jr., Timm, William, Virginia (Curnal), and Fr. John. Her son James is deceased. In addition, 19 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren survive her. They serve as a living testament to a faithful Catholic woman who valued life, love and family above all else.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, June 17, 2016 at 10:15 AM at St. Mary Church; 55 Catoonah Street, Ridgefield. Interment will follow in St. Mary Cemetery, Ridgefield. Friends will be received on Thursday, June 16, 2016 from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at Kane Funeral Home; 25 Catoonah Street, Ridgefield.

Donations in her memory may be sent to The Montfort Missionaries 26 S Saxon Ave, Bay Shore, NY, 11706

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