Edward N. Sweeney, III
Edward Neal Sweeney III, 75, fondly remembered as “Poor Ed” of Quay
Road and N. Ft. Myers, FL. passed away Thursday January 17, 2008 in
his Ipswich home surrounded by his family.
Born in Lynn on March 3, 1932, he was the son of Edward and Alice (Finnan)
Sweeney. He was raised and educated in Ipswich, graduating from
Ipswich High School with the Class 1950.
enlisted in the Army during the Korean Conflict and was trained in
the Army Security Agency School Carlisle, Barracks, Pennsylvania. He
was stationed in Germany and London, England with the Army Security
Agency Europe Administrative Unit where he served 4 years.
was awarded the Good Conduct Medal, the National Service Medal and
the Army of Occupation Medal (Germany). After his honorable
discharge, he graduated from Aviation Training School and worked in
the airline industry. He was station manager with Allegheny
Airlines, he then worked with TWA and finished his airline career
with British Over Seas Airlines.
1961 he bought the Alibi Club in Rowley, later renaming the club
"Sweeney's Gay 90's", where he employed most of his friends and
family for 15 yrs.
then became a deputy sheriff under sheriffs Robert Cahill and
Charles Reardon. He also was a process server for the sheriff’s
department and the Town of Ipswich, as well as a court officer in
the Salem and Newburyport courts.
After his retirement in 1994 he summered in Ipswich, taking trips on
his boat the "Baby Rose" and wintered in Ft. Myers at his condo
where he attended Red Sox games and enjoyed the company of his many
friends. He loved golf and worked at many country clubs where he
developed many close friendships.
was an avid sports fan and participator. He played football in High
School and also while in the Army. The Sweeney's Gay 90's softball
team won several town championships. He also played on the "over 30"
league teams in Ipswich and Rowley. In addition he sponsored "The
Big Red Machine" flag football team in Ipswich.
1955 he met and married Rosalie Arcisz (The Love Of His Life) and
was blessed with three children, Kathleen Pappas, Edjue Sweeney, and
Michael Sweeney who pre-deceased him on May 23rd 2007 . He has 8
grandchildren, Tyler, Devyn, Ayden, Patrick and Kevin Sweeney,
Joseph and Nicholas Pappas and Dylan Swiderski. He leaves his
brother Robert of Dania FL, and his cousin Joanne Noble Pinkham of
Kensington NH. He was very proud of the title "Senior Brother
was a lifetime member of the Ipswich Bay Yacht Club, Ipswich V.F.W.
Ipswich Amvets Post 201 and the P.L.A.V.
Those who knew and loved him will miss his endearing sense of humor
and the many smiles he brought to many people.
funeral will be held Monday 8 am from the Whittier-Porter Funeral
Home, 6 High St., Ipswich followed by a Funeral Mass of Christian
Burial at 9 am in Our Lady of Hope Church Pineswamp Rd., Ipswich.
Family and friends are respectfullly welcomed. Visiting hours are
Sunday 4 to 8 pm with a VFW Service at 7 pm. A committal service
with Army Honors will be held Tuesday 11 am in the Cowles Memorial
lieu of flowers please make donations to The Michael Sweeney
Children’s Fund at The Institution Of Savings, 2 Depot Sq., Ipswich,