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Re: McSweeneys - Utica, NY
Posted by: Wendy Date: May 16, 2001 at 15:53:21
In Reply to: Re: McSweeneys - Utica, NY by mary of 266

"Syracuse Herald Journal," Jan 22 1968.

Fire Lt. James J. McSweeney, a member of the Syracuse Fire Department 20 years, died yesterday after being stricken ill at his home. He resided at 461 Redgewood Dr.

Lt. McSweeney, 43, was a native of Utica and had been a resident of the city for 36 years. His recent assignement with the fire department was with Truck 4.

He was a veteran of World War II, and was awarded the Bronze Star and Purple Heart. He was a communicant of Blessed Sacrament Church and a member of its Holy Name Society.

He was the first president of the Firemen's Credit Union.

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Barbara Thompson McSweeney; two daughters, Mary Martha and Patricia Ann McSweeney; two sons, James E. and Timothy G. McSweeney; three sisters, Mrs. Clarissa Carpenter of Rochester, Mrs. Rita Connelly and Mrs. Theresa McCarthy; three brothers, John C. of Middletown, Joseph A. of Silver Springs, Md., and Bernard E. McSweeney of Damascus, Md.

Services will be held at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Gaynor & Maslyn Funeral Home, and at 9 a.m. in Blessed Sacrament Church. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, DeWitt.

Calling hours are 7 to 9 p.m. today and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow.


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