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Condolences to the Sweeney Family

Thursday, June 23, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Megan Jamen
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The St. Francis High School  Community would like to extend our condolences to the Sweeney family on the passing of Marvella F (Doreen) Sweeneymother of David '65, Daniel '69, Patricia '71 and Michael.


Arrangements under the direction of Sunland Memorial Park, Mortuary & Cremation Center, Sun City, AZ.

Marvella F (Doreen) Sweeney, most recently a resident of Peoria, Arizona, passed away Thursday, June 2nd. Marvella, Mibs to her friends, born July 15th, 1923 in Moline, Illinois, to Claribel and Harry Fromme. A graduate of Moline High School, she captained the Varsity basketball team.

She met and married David Francis Frank Sweeney in Moline while Frank was attending St. Ambrose College in Davenport, Iowa. Their marriage was blessed with four children; David Sean '65, Daniel Scott '69, Patricia Marie '71 and Michael Shane. Mibs 54 year marriage ended when Frank unexpectedly passed away on July 15th, 1997, her birthday. Frank's passing, as a priest pointed out at his funeral service, was also his birthday into a much deserved heaven. It was the family she longed for and a blessing that all four children were able to gather at their mother's bedside before she passed.

An Alzheimer's and Dementia sufferer, she seemed at peace to the end. Mibs raised her children in Glen Ellyn, Illinois. She made sure all four kids went to college, the opportunity she sorely missed in her own life. She loved Christmas, her children and 11 grandchildren but above all her beloved husband Frank with whom she is now reunited. She will be greatly missed.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Alzheimer's Foundation of America,

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