Joanne Sweeney
John F. Tierney Funeral Home
219 West Center Street
Manchester, CT
Joanne Sweeney, 63, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Nov. 21, 2021. She was born Sept. 5, 1958.

She was married to Michael Sweeney on Aug. 27, 1977, who survives her. Joanne is survived by her children, Melissa Kangas, and her husband, Jarrod, Michael Sweeney Jr., Jessica Sweeney; and granddaughters, Madison Stanchick and Michaela Sweeney. She was predeceased by her son Matthew Sweeney. Joanne is also survived by her brothers, Robert Meek and his wife, Yvonne, David Meek, Douglas Meek and his wife, Patricia; and several nieces and nephews. Her parents, Robert and Dorothy Meek; sister Kathleen Meek; and her sister-in-law Nancy Meek predeceased her.

Joanne was a caring and compassionate woman who enjoyed caring for her family, auto racing, boating, and, through her job with the Manchester Board of Education, working with handicapped children. Joanne will be remembered for her love of wearing flip-flops, even in the dead of winter.

Calling hours will be Monday, Nov. 29, from 4 to 7 p.m. at John F. Tierney Funeral Home, 219 W. Center St., Manchester.

Graveside services will be held Tuesday, Nov. 30, at 11 a.m. in Buckland Cemetery, 1210 Tolland Turnpike, Manchester, followed by a celebration of Joanne's life at the Army-Navy Club on Main Street, Manchester.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Joanne's name to The Special Olympics of Hartford.

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Published by Journal Inquirer from Nov. 24 to Nov. 28, 2021.
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Calling hours
4:00p.m. - 7:00p.m.
John F. Tierney Funeral Home
219 West Center Street, Manchester, CT
Graveside service
Buckland Cemetery
1210 Tolland Turnpike, Manchester, CT
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John F. Tierney Funeral Home
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So sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Dean & Debbie Streeter & Family
November 28, 2021
I am so Sorry for your Loss. Joanne was my daycare provider and many years ago. She was the most kind , gentle and caring person I knew. My thoughts and prayers go out to her Family
Sue Gilbert
November 25, 2021
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