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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.

He 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.

He 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.

In 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.

He 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.

He 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.

In 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 in-law".

Ed was a lifetime member of the Ipswich Bay Yacht Club, Ipswich V.F.W. Post 1093,                       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.

His 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 Cemetery, Ipswich.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to The Michael Sweeney Children’s Fund at The Institution Of Savings, 2 Depot Sq., Ipswich, MA 01938.


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