Mildred "Millie" Amelia Sweeney, 87, of Westminster, died Friday, March 23, 2012, at Sun Valley at Meadows Assisted Living.
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Born in 1925, in Capitol Heights, she was the daughter of the late Ira and Florence Custer Worthington. She was the wife of Walter Buddy Sweeney, her husband of almost 68 years.
She graduated from Maryland Park High School in Prince George's County in 1942. During World War II she worked at the Hecht Company and the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C.
She was a homemaker for most of her life and worked for the Society of American Military Engineers after raising her children. She retired in 1987.
She was dedicated to her family and helping others. She enjoyed sewing, crossword puzzles, reading, taking day trips with her husband, writing encouraging letters, yard sales and craft shows and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Surviving, in addition to her husband, is a son, Richard Sweeney, of Westminster; daughter and son-in-law Sue and Calvin Bragunier, of Milton, Fla.; grandchildren Dawn and Eugene Sauls, Jennifer and Dalon Echols, and Andy and Jennifer Bragunier; great-grandchildren Zachary and Rachel Sauls, Avery Echols, and Morgan and Emalee Bragunier; four nieces; a nephew; and many friends.
She was predeceased by siblings Charles, Joseph, Norman, Woodrow and Florence Worthington, and Evelyn Anderson.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday at Pritts Funeral Home & Chapel, where a Christian wake service will be held at 3:30 p.m., with Deacon Joseph Cinquino, of St. John Catholic Church, officiating; and from noon until 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Church of the Epiphany, 3111 Ritchie Road, Forestville, with the Rev. Robert Hunter officiating.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the church. Interment will be at 2 p.m. April 2, at the Maryland Veterans Cemetery, Cheltenham.
Memorial donations may be sent to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, 811 W. Evergreen Ave., Suite 204, Chicago, IL 60642.
Online condolences may be offered at www.prittsfuneralhome.com.
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Published in Carroll County Times on Mar. 25, 2012