Gordon W. Sweeney
Gordon W. Sweeney, 79, of Candlewood Road, Ipswich, died Tuesday,
January 28, 2014 in the Ledgewood Rehabilitation Center, Beverly
following his long illness.
Born in Beverly April 8, 1934, son of the late Leonard N. and
Caroline (Walker) Sweeney, he was raised in Beverly and was a 1952
graduate of Beverly High School. Following high school he went to
work as a carpenter, a skilled profession he practiced until his
retirement in 2007.
Gordon enjoyed watching NASCAR races, the New England Patriots and
the cases before “Judge Judy.”
He is survived by four sons, Scott Sweeney and his wife Deborah of
Ipswich, William Sweeney and his wife Colleen of Ipswich, David
Sweeney and his wife Lisa of West Newbury, and Jeffrey Sweeney and
his wife Bridget of Amesbury; a daughter, Lisa A. Thomas of Beverly;
seven grandchildren, Dustin and Erin Sweeney, Sarah Milaschewski and
Amy Thomas, Jennifer McIntyre, and Matthew and Michael White; four
great grandchildren and several nephews and nieces. He was the
brother of the late Paul Sweeney formerly of Beverly and John
Sweeney formerly of Ipswich.
His funeral service will be held 11 am Tuesday, February 4, 2014 in
the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, 6 High Street, Ipswich followed by
interment in the New Highland Cemetery, Ipswich. Family and friends
are respectfully welcomed. Visiting hours are Monday 4 to 7 pm.