Ethel M. Sweeney

ethel sweeney

October 6, 1918 ~ November 20, 2019

Ethel M Sweeney, nee:Gould, age 101, lifelong resident of Edgewater, on Wednesday November 20, 2019. Born in Edgewater, daughter of John and Helen Gould, she was a graduate of the Academy of the Holy Angels class of 1936. A graduate of Berkley Secretarial School, she enjoyed a lengthy career at Edgewater National Bank. Her senior years were spent as a Library Aide for the Edgewater Library. She volunteered her time to the food pantry at Holy Rosary R.C. Church where she was a faithful parishioner. Beloved wife of the late John Patrick Sweeney. Devoted mother of Eileen Sirignano and her late husband Neil, John Edward “Jack” Sweeney and his late wife Maureen, Doreen Mackin and her husband Michael, Dennis Sweeney and his wife Marcella, and the Late William Sweeney. Cherished grandmother of Meghan, Sean, Brendan, Katherine, and Matthew. Dear sister of the late Charles “Chick” Cunningham and his wife Irene. She will be missed by nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

The family will receive their friends on Friday 4:00 – 8:00 pm at the Frank A. Patti and Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home 327 Main Street “opposite the Fort Lee Library”. The funeral will leave Saturday at 9:15 am for the celebration of her funeral mass in Holy Rosary RC Church at 09:45 AM.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Oakland Rehabilitation and Care Center 20 Breakneck Rd., Oakland, "The donation is not tax deductible." NJ For condolences, directions, or information (201) 944-0100 or


Mass: November 23, 2019 9:45 am

Holy Rosary RC Church
365 Undercliff Avenue
Edgewater , NJ 07020

Visitation at Funeral Home: November 22, 2019 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Frank A. Patti & Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home
327 Main Street
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

Final Resting Place:

Madonna Cemetery
2070 Hoefley's Lane
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

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  1. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time. I'm sure she has touched many people in her long life, may she rest in peace.

  2. Our sweet Mrs. Sweeney. Always enjoyed our little chats & your smile. We remember you answering the phone at the Mackins. "Mackins residence Ethel Sweeney speaking" May you rest in peace.

  3. So sorry to hear about your mother and grandmother. Such a sweet, loving, person and she loved her Prime Rib!! Rest easy and prayers and thoughts are with you all. Love Scott, Theresa, Caitlin and Allison

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