I learned Tuesday that Jeannie Sweeney's mother passed away Monday.
Below is her obituary information and information about services.
Our condolences to Jeannie and her family...
Irene C. Sweeney, 85, of 937 Southwestern Drive, passed away Monday, August 16, 2010 peacefully at her home with her daughter and family by her side.
She was the widow of Robert J. Sweeney whom she married February 7, 1946 and who died November 13, 1988.
An area resident all of her life, Irene was born September 28, 1924 in Jamestown, the daughter of the late Raymond Leon and Laura Cecelia Himes Pangborn, and was a graduate of Lakewood High School.
She had previously been employed by the former Marlin Rockwell, Art Metal and Sterlingworth Corporations, as well as the Village of Lakewood and Stanley Home Products.
A communicant of Sacred Heart Catholic Church where she was active in the Rosary & Altar Society, she also belonged to the Sugar Grove American Legion Post 758, Busti Fire Department Auxiliary, Busti Homemakers Home Bureau, Lakewood Rod & Gun Club and the Busti-Lakewood Golden Agers.
Irene’s favorite times were those she spent with her family. She loved the trips she went on with her daughter Jeannie and her family. She also enjoyed doing crafts, taking trips with the Golden Agers and just being able to go and do things, especially playing Bingo. She was a very loving and caring mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
Surviving are two daughters, Roberta “Bert” (Ron) Snyder and Laura “Jeannie” (Ernie) Hartman, both of Busti; three grandchildren: Ronald (Tammy) Snyder of Lakewood, Robert (Amy) Snyder of Lakeland, FL and Corey Hartman of Busti; four great-grandchildren: Dylan Jay Hartman of Busti, Kayla and Cole Snyder of Lakewood and Taylor Snyder of Lakeland; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by four brothers, Raymond Leon Jr., Edmund B., Kenneth E. and Donald F. Pangborn.
Irene’s family wishes to give a special thank you to Accredited Care, especially Andrea Rodriguez and to Lake Shore Home Health Care, especially her nurse Jeanne.
The funeral will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday in the Lind Funeral Home. Msgr. Joseph M. Dowdell will officiate. Burial will be in the Busti Cemetery.
Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and for ½ hour prior to the service in the funeral home Thursday. A Christian Wake Service will be held in the funeral home Wednesday at 6:45 p.m.
The family suggests memorials may be made to the Busti Fire Department, 886 Mill Road, Jamestown, NY 14701 or Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 380 E. Fairmount Ave., Lakewood, NY 14750.
You may light a candle in remembrance of Irene at www.lindfuneralhome.com.