Sweeney, James E..
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James E. Sweeney, 79, of Brookfield, cherished husband of Marie (Kelley) Sweeney, died peacefully at Danbury Hospital on Sunday, August 10, 2014. He was born in Taunton, MA on July 19, 1935, son of the late James and Ann (Welch) Sweeney. He was a graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where he was a member of the Alpha Chi Rho Fraternity. He was a parishioner of St. Joseph Church Brookfield for the past 53 years.
James retired from General Electric as a Senior Quality Control Engineer in 1995. He had previously worked for many years for National Semiconductor in Danbury. He was a member of the American Society for Quality.
As a young man, he met his loving wife, Marie Kelley, who was raised in Fall River, MA. The two shared 55 years of marriage and raised their family happily together. James was the family photographer, an avid traveler, Red Sox fan, and enjoyed studying genealogy.
In addition to his beloved wife, Marie, he will be sadly missed by his daughter, Ann Marie Kramer and her husband, Kenneth of Convent Station, NJ; his three sons, James and his wife, Lorraine of Caldwell, NJ, Paul and his wife, Michele of Basking Ridge, NJ, and Matthew and his wife, Meg of Belmont, MA; his eight grandchildren, KJ, John and Kevin Kramer, Jimmy, Beth, Sean, Marie and Caroline Sweeney. He is also survived by his sister, Ann McKeon; his brother-in-law, James Kelley and his wife, Gina; and several nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, August 14th at 10:00am at St. Joseph Church, Brookfield. Burial will follow in Resurrection Cemetery, Newtown.
The family will receive friends at the Cornell Memorial Home, 247 White Street, Danbury, on Wednesday between the hours of 4:00 and 7:00pm.
Memorial contributions in his memory may be made to the Lung Cancer Research Foundation, 155 East 55 Street, Suite 6H, New York, NY 10022 or the Brookfield Public Library.
To light a candle please visit www.CornellMemorial.com
Cornell Memorial Home Inc
247 White St Danbury, CT 06810
Published in News Times on Aug. 12, 2014