Elsie Sweeney
1934 - 2015
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August 14, 1934 - October 29, 2015

On the morning of October 29, 2015, Elsie passed away peacefully at her home in Woodland Hills, CA surrounded by her family after battling for years Alzheimer and Dementia disease. Elsie was 81 years old.

Elsie Sweeney was born in Providence, Rhode Island on August 14, 1934. She was the first daughter of Ella DePasquale Brewster and Herbert Brewster.

After graduating nursing school to become an R.N., Elsie and her husband, John, moved to Texas for 5 years and then California. Elsie also received a Master's Degree in Nursing from UCLA School of Nursing. For over 60 years, Elsie devoted her life to helping and caring for others and spent much of her career in Public Health. One of her greatest and most treasured accomplishments was to co-author the book, "History of the UCLA School of Nursing". Elsie also cherished her family and grandchildren.

Elsie Sweeney is survived by her beloved husband, John of 59 years, daughters Ellen Marano, Susan Elton, Elizabeth Polito, sons Steven and Robert Sweeney, daughter-in-law Kathryn Sweeney, sons-in-law Domiano Marano and John Polito, grandchildren John and Michael Elton, Tina Polito, Megan and John Paul Sweeney, Vanessa and Laura Marano, and Lauren, Sean, and Joseph Sweeney.

Mass Services will be held on Tuesday, November 3 at 10:30a.m at St Mel Catholic Church in Woodland Hills, CA.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to UCLA School of Nursing at www.giving.ucla.edu. Please designate gift to the School of Nursing.

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Published in Los Angeles Times on Nov. 1, 2015.
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November 3, 2015
Elsie, may your soul rest in peace, and may the good Lord watch over your family.
My love and prayers go out all of you.

Love cousins, Carlene Mahan and Joyce Phillips
November 2, 2015
To my cousin Elsie's family,
May you all find comfort with all the happy memories your family has shared with Elsie. She was my cousin on the
De Pasquale side of our family. She and I kept in touch over the years and when she visited New England we always got together. Although I never met many of you I feel as though I know you all through Elsie's words in her letters. I did meet Susan Elizabeth and Robert many years ago at our beach house when you all visited Rhode Island. As a little girl Elsie was like a big sister to me. She took me to tap dancing and ballet classes, not to mention the beach. When Elsie and John were a newly married couple I was their favorite visitor. I to will have happy and fond memories of her. My brother Michael passed away on
Jan.31st 2015 he suffered for 3 years with a parkinsonism like illness and passed away suddenly. He is greatly missed. Please contact me if you would like. eileen@internationalmetal.com Eileen Amison
Eileen Amison
November 2, 2015
Wonderful memories of a kind woman with a joyous laugh and smile. Cherish those memories of a life well lived.
Linda OConnell (Kaftal)
October 31, 2015
Mom my Dearest Mom,
May you rest in peace.How lucky are you to be with Robbie and Sue's little baby girl.Pure little angels.I know your in heaven.Say hi to everyone..Grandma, Melissa &Burt,, Uncle George, Nora, Dad's dad, John, and my dear friend Laurene.And whoever else I missed.You only have one mom and now your with god my dear mother.God bless your soul.rest in peace.Dad misses you sooo.Love will get us through this. Love you more, Liz..
John &Tina are thinking of you too.
Liz Polito
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