Dorothy M. Sweeney

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Dorothy M. Sweeney, 86, of Scranton, died on Aug. 2 in her home after a seven-year battle with cancer.

Born in Scranton in 1928, daughter of the late John and Elsie (Mursch) Foytack, Dorothy graduated from Technical High School. She had several jobs earlier in life, but was always proudest of being called a full-time mom.

Dorothy was a woman of strong faith who loved God. She was surrounded by her loving family when she was called home to God. She was member of Parker Hill Church. She enjoyed and appreciated the simple things in life, from reading her Bible, the newspaper, cover-to-cover, and playing Scrabble, to talking about the day's breakfast, lunch and dinner selections with everyone she came in contact with that day. She also made it a point to tell everyone about her three sons. She was a kind, caring and loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Dorothy is survived by a brother, Paul Foytack and wife, Kitty, Tennessee; sons, Jim Sweeney and wife, Jackie, Spring Brook Twp.; Ron Sweeney and wife, Tracy, Jessup; and Dan Sweeney and wife, Sue, Dickson City; grandchildren, Alyssa Chiaro and husband, Nick; and Jim, Amanda, Kayla and Dan Sweeney; great-grandchildren, Anna, Mia and Nick Chiaro; several cousins, nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, James V. Sweeney; brothers, Jake, Edward, Charles, Ronald, Francis and William Foytack.

The family would like to thank Home Health Care of Moses Taylor, Commonwealth Home Health & Hospice of NEPA and caregiver, Christine Ballah.

A memorial service will be held Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Vanston and James Funeral Home, 1401 Ash St., Scranton. Burial will follow at Fairview Memorial Park, Elmhurst.

Visitation will be held Wednesday from 10 until the time of service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Scranton Rescue Mission, 8 W. Olive St., Scranton, PA 18508, where Dorothy enjoyed volunteering before her illness.

For directions, to share a memory or to leave a condolence, visit
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Vanston & James Funeral Home Inc
1401 Ash St
Scranton, PA 18510
(570) 344-2498
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Published in Scranton Times on Aug. 10, 2014