Joseph F. Sweeney, 90


Joseph F. Sweeney, 90, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Clifton Heights, Pa., passed away on Friday, Aug. 3, 2018, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. He was born in Philadelphia, Pa., on May 6, 1928, son of the late George and Henrietta Sweeney.

Sweeney retired from work as a forklift mechanic for Oscar Mayer in Philadelphia after 42 years of service.

In addition to his parents, Sweeney was preceded in death by a daughter, Denise, and his beloved wife of 62 years, Marie Sweeney, in 2013. He is survived by four sons, Joseph F. Sweeney Jr., David, Kevin and Jim; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a sister, Henrietta Craig; and brother, William Sweeney.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, at Mary Mother of Peace Catholic Church, 30839 Mt. Joy Road, Millsboro, Del. In lieu of flowers, the family suggested memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society, at www.cancer.org. Condolences may be sent online at www.melsonfuneralservices.com.