Frances B. Sweeney, 85, of Bradford, passed away on Thursday (June 6, 2013) at the Bradford Regional Medical Center surrounded by her loving family.
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She was born on May 14, 1928, in Bradford, a daughter of the late George and Frances DiNuzzo Bove.
She was a 1946 graduate of the Bradford Area High School and a 1950 graduate of the former Bradford Hospital School of Nursing. She also attended Shippensburg State College, Shippensburg.
On July 25, 1959 in the St. Bernard Catholic Church, she married John J. Sweeney, who preceded her in death on March 22, 1989.
She was a member of the St. Bernard Catholic Church; the National Association of Retired Federal Employees, where she was a former vice president; the 50+ club; the Catholic Women's Club, where she was a past president; a PTA member of the former 4th Ward School, where she was a past president; and a charter member of the Mental Health Association. She was formerly involved with the local Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts, where she was a den mother, and she was also an active volunteer for the March of Dimes.
She enjoyed working in her flower garden and surfing the internet in her spare time.
She was formerly employed as a registered nurse for the Bradford Hospital, the St. Bernard School and the Dresser Memorial Presbyterian Home for the Aged.
She is survived by one son, James J. Sweeney of Boston, Mass.; two daughters, Anne Holliday of Bradford and Theresa (Frank) Hummel of Clarksburg, W.Va.; two brothers, John (Patty) Bove and George Bove, both of Bradford; three grandsons, Adam Jay Moyer of Mercer, Alexandyr J. Hummel and Aaryn J. Hummel, all of Clarksburg, W.Va.; several nieces and nephews and a former son-in-law, Bruce Holliday.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by one brother, James Bove; and two sisters, Elizabeth Wozniak and Mary Bove.
Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the Mascho Funeral Home Inc., where a prayer service will be held at 9:15 a.m. Monday, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Bernard Catholic Church with the Rev. Raymond Gramata as celebrant. A Christian wake service will be held at 3:30 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home.
Burial will be in St. Bernard Cemetery.
Memorial contributions in her memory can be made to the St. Bernard School, 450 West Washington St., Bradford, PA 16701 or a
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care of the Mascho Funeral Home Inc.
Online Condolences can be expressed at www.maschofuneral.com
Mascho Funeral Home Inc.
75 Kennedy Street Bradford, PA 16701
Published in The Bradford Era from June 8 to June 15, 2013