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Michael John SWEENEY

SWEENEY, Michael John

Michael John Sweeney of Jupiter, FL passed away Monday, March 25, 2013 after a courageous fight with Pancreatic Cancer. He was born April 5, 1959 in Miami FL. Michael graduated from North Miami Senior High School, attended college at Palm Beach Junior College and was a 30 year employee with Palm Beach County Fire Rescue as a Firefighter and Driver/Operator at Station 14. He also worked 16 years part-time at Pratt & Whitney Fire Rescue. Michael was an avid hunter, fisherman, scuba diver and gun enthusiast and loved being outdoors and teaching his children an appreciation for the same. Michael leaves behind his wife of 29 years, Renee Riccardi Sweeney and their three children, Sean Sweeney, Kelsey Sweeney and Ryan Sweeney. Michael is also survived by his parents, George and Joan Sweeney, of Hobe Sound, FL; his sister, Terri (Pablo) Vasquez of Miami, FL; brother, Scott (Danielle) Sweeney of Orange County, CA; his parents-in-law, Ronald and Lois Riccardi of North Miami Beach, FL; brother-in-law, Randy Riccardi (Vera) of Jupiter, FL, brother-in-law, Rodney (Tiffany) of Juno Beach. He has four nieces and five nephews, and many other beloved aunts uncles and cousins whom he loved and cherished spending time with. A Memorial Service to honor Michael's life will be held Friday, March 29, 2013 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM at Taylor & Modeen Funeral Home, 250 Center Street, Jupiter, FL. In lieu of flowers the family asks that you consider supporting Hospice of Palm Beach County or Juvenile Diabetes.

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Published in The Palm Beach Post from Mar. 27 to Mar. 28, 2013
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