Michael Sweeney

Michael Sweeney

Tuesday, August 3rd, 1948 Wednesday, May 13th, 2020

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Obituary for Michael Alan Sweeney

Obituary for Michael A. Sweeney (WPD,Ret.)
Respectfully taken from his own words: Michael A. Sweeney, 71, passed away on May 13, 2020. Born in Holyoke, MA, he was the son of the late Francis H. Sweeney, Sr. and Emma E. (Meyers) Sweeney. He was predeceased by his sister, Mary C. Jacob. He is survived by his brothers Francis H. Sweeney, Jr. and wife Jane, David E. Sweeney, and Joseph Paul Sweeney and wife Paulette, all of Woonsocket, and a sister, Carolyn Wilcox of Ellington CT.

He is a graduate of Bryant University. He was a veteran, serving in Korea and a member of the 18th Airborne Corp.

Mr. Sweeney joined the Woonsocket Police Department in 1970 and served for over 20 years, retiring with the rank of Sergeant of the day Uniform Division. He was also the S.W.A.T. Team Leader until 1984 and a member of the Department Color Guard. He was a member of the F.O.P. Lodge #9, a life time member of the Woonsocket Police Relief Association, and a life time member of the Blackstone Valley Bassmasters.

Michael is survived by his wonderful children and grandchildren, son Michael and wife Lisa of Bradenton, FL, daughter Kelly Ann of Woonsocket, and ‘shining lights’ (grandchildren) Michael Sweeney, Jr., of Lincoln, James Rinfrette of Woonsocket, and Courtney Sweeney of Woonsocket; they have always been the lights of his life.

Due to pandemic restrictions, family visitation at the Berarducci Home & Cremation Center in Woonsocket and burial at St. Charles Cemetery in Blackstone will be private. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate that donations be made to Hope Health & Hospice, 1085 North Main Street, Providence, RI 02904.

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Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your lossour thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
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Kelly Sweeney

Thank you!
Posted at 10:37pm

Sandra (Rainville) Trudeau

I grew up with Michael. We were young and had so much fun. He was always my best friend.. Sandra (Rainville) Trudeau. My condolences to his family.
Comment | Posted at 11:06pm via Condolence


Thank you!
Posted at 11:55pm

Missy Benoit

My heart is broken. He was such an amazing man and will always have a place in my heart. I can't even imagine what you are all going through. My deepest sympathy to the Sweeney fmily
Comment | Posted at 08:46am via Condolence


Thank you so much!
Posted at 08:29pm

Arthur Sweeney

My Uncle Mike was the guy that when he walked in a room you knew it. He had a presence about him that made people listen when he talked. But always calm, cool and collected. I remember he would pause before responding to a question as though he was calculating a response. Such a smart man who retired early and managed raising a great family. Some of my fondness memories as a kid was playing in the pool at his house or being handcuffed. When I got older I remember stopping by after he bought his new house, having a beer and talking the stock market. I’ll miss my uncle. He is and was a great man.
Comment | Posted at 08:11am via Condolence


Thank you Arthur well said!
Posted at 08:43am

Bill Mack

My condolences to the Sweeney Family. Rest in peace Mike.
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Thank you so much!
Posted at 08:44am

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