WAPPINGERS FALLS – Violet Irene Sweeney, 91, an area resident for 25 years, died on May 17, 2017 at the Wingate at Dutchess. She previously lived in the Bronx.
Born in Tacoma, WA on August 5, 1925, she was the daughter of the late David and Martha (Dresdow) Murphy. She had been employed as a principal’s aide at George Washington High School in New York City until her retirement.
Violet is survived by her son, Mark Sweeney and his wife Bridget of Wappingers Falls; her grandchildren, Christopher, Mark, Jennifer, Steven, and Stephanie; her great-grandchildren, Megan and Emma; her sister, Dorie Jesse; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Martin David Patrick Sweeney in 1989, her daughter, Ellen Marie Sweeney in 2003, and her sons, John David Patrick Sweeney and James P. Sweeney.
Calling hours will be held on Monday from 4-8pm at the McHoul Funeral Home, Inc., 895 Route 82, Hopewell Junction. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Tuesday at 10am at St. Martin de Porres Church, 118 Cedar Valley Road, Poughkeepsie. Burial will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery.
Please visit Violet’s Book of Memories at www.mchoulfuneralhome.com.