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Eileen Sweeney

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Eileen Sweeney (Farnum-Jenks) 66, of Candler, NC., died Friday July 19, 2013 after a long battle with cancer. She was born July 25, 1946, the daughter of the late Thomas and Elizabeth Sweeney of Otis St., Medford.. Eileen grew up in Medford, MA and graduated from Newton Wellesley Hospital in 1967. She worked and traveled as an RN for over 35 years in New Hampshire, Marthas Vineyard, California, Arizona, Florida and North Carolina. Her pecialties were varied, but focused mainly in recovery room and ER nursing. Eileen enjoyed painting and working out in the garden. She loved watching the birds feed from her bird feeders and tending to all her beautiful flowers in her yard. She was also a big baseball fan and loved catching a Boston Red Sox game when ever she had a chance. Eileen was preceded in death by her father, Thomas Sweeney; mother, Elizabeth Sweeney; and brother William Sweeney. Eileen is survived by her first husband Peter Farnum of Arlington; two daughters, Heather (Brent) Hefner of Arden, NC; Susan (Kevin) Whitlock of Candler, NC; four brothers, Thomas (Pat) Sweeney of Stoneham, Robert (Gail) Sweeney of Stoneham / Ham Beach, NH, Richard (Cathy) Sweeney of North Scituate, John (Richard Merrill) Sweeney of Malden; three grandchildren Jacob Whitlock, Lauren Hefner, and Noah Hefner; and many loving nieces and nephews. A private service will be held at her family home in Candler, NC. The family would like to express their immense gratitude to everyone at Asheville Hematology and Oncology, Care Partners, and Tufts Medical Center for all the wonderful care that Eileen received.

Published in The Medford Transcript from Sept. 12 to Sept. 19, 2013
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