NEWTON - Bernard C. Sweeney, 77, of Newton, passed away Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, of natural causes. Beloved father and grandfather, Bernie was born in Ballinafad, Ireland, on Dec. 10, 1934. He moved to the United States, where he became a naturalized citizen. An air control officer, Bernie served in the Korean War for four years then continued to serve his country for seven additional years. He took great pride in serving his new country. Bernie is survived by his children, Fiona Turro, of Hampton, and Shaun Sweeney, of Wayne; his beloved grandchildren, Carly Turro, of Hoboken, Joseph Turro, of Hoboken, Matthew Turro, of Hampton, Devin Sweeney, of Hoboken, and Caitlin Sweeney, of Hamburg; and his daughter-in-law, Michele, of Hamburg. A Mass will be held Saturday, Dec. 15, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Kateri Church, 427 County Road 605, in Sparta.
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Published in The New Jersey Herald on Dec. 12, 2012