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MARK SWEENEY
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In memory of
MARK SWEENEY
Mark P. Sweeney, 60 Loving husband, father, brother, and friend Mark P. Sweeney, 60, died Monday morning surrounded by his loved ones. A lifelong West Brighton resident and member of Sacred Heart parish, Mark graduated from Sacred Heart School and St. Peter's Boys High School, where he played basketball and began his lifelong passion for golf. He went on to Mercy College, on a golf scholarship, where he graduated with a degree in marketing. Mark continued to pursue his love for golf as an avid member of both South Shore Country Club and Silver Lake Men's Club. Mark shared his talent with the youth of his neighborhood, as he coached CYO golf and ran a golf clinic for children at Sacred Heart School. In addition to coaching golf, Mark also spent a number of years coaching youth basketball. Mark was a sports enthusiast whose favorite teams included the New York Yankees and the New York Giants. In his free time, he also enjoyed participating in fantasy baseball and embracing his Irish heritage, which he took great pride in. The Staten Island St. Patrick's Day parade was a day he looked forward to all year. In 1985, Mark began his career at the Staten Island District Attorney's office, working under the late William Murphy, whom he dearly admired. Mark went on to serve the District Attorney for more than 20 years, where he made many lifelong friends. After retiring, Mark continued his career with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, where he worked for eight years. Throughout his career, Mark also served as one of West Brighton's favorite bartenders at Jody's Club Forest, where friends became family. Mark was a loyal friend to all and would do anything for those he loved. His contagious laugh and his incredible sense of humor could light up a room. To know him was to love him. Mark lost an incredibly long, hard fought battle to multiple myeloma. Throughout his six and a half year battle, Mark exhibited the qualities of a true hero, without ever losing sight of his positive outlook on life and his infectious sense of humor. "There's something to be said about having the will to live," said his children, "And our dad did just that. He lived for his family, longer than any doctor could have ever predicted. His family was his world and he did it all for us." Mark is survived by his dear wife of 32 years, Patricia (nee Hennessy), his daughter, Breanne Thielemann and son-in-law, Gerald, sons, Patrick and Timothy, sister, Diane Lee, brother-in-law, Michael Lee, and brother, Edward. Visitors will be received at Harmon Home for Funerals, in West Brighton on Wednesday, from 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday in Sacred Heart R.C. Church, with interment to follow at St. Peter's Cemetery. Harmon Funeral Home 571 Forest Ave. Staten Island, N.Y. 10310 (718) 442-5056
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MARK SWEENEY
Mark P. Sweeney, 60 Loving husband, father, brother, and friend Mark P. Sweeney, 60, died Monday morning surrounded by his loved ones. A lifelong West Brighton resident and member of Sacred Heart parish, Mark graduated from Sacred Heart School and St. Peter's Boys High School, where he played basketball and began his lifelong passion for golf. He went on to Mercy College, on a golf scholarship, where he graduated with a degree in marketing. Mark continued to pursue his love for golf as an avid member of both South Shore Country Club and Silver Lake Men's Club. Mark shared his talent with the youth of his neighborhood, as he coached CYO golf and ran a golf clinic for children at Sacred Heart School. In addition to coaching golf, Mark also spent a number of years coaching youth basketball. Mark was a sports enthusiast whose favorite teams included the New York Yankees and the New York Giants. In his free time, he also enjoyed participating in fantasy baseball and embracing his Irish heritage, which he took great pride in. The Staten Island St. Patrick's Day parade was a day he looked forward to all year. In 1985, Mark began his career at the Staten Island District Attorney's office, working under the late William Murphy, whom he dearly admired. Mark went on to serve the District Attorney for more than 20 years, where he made many lifelong friends. After retiring, Mark continued his career with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, where he worked for eight years. Throughout his career, Mark also served as one of West Brighton's favorite bartenders at Jody's Club Forest, where friends became family. Mark was a loyal friend to all and would do anything for those he loved. His contagious laugh and his incredible sense of humor could light up a room. To know him was to love him. Mark lost an incredibly long, hard fought battle to multiple myeloma. Throughout his six and a half year battle, Mark exhibited the qualities of a true hero, without ever losing sight of his positive outlook on life and his infectious sense of humor. "There's something to be said about having the will to live," said his children, "And our dad did just that. He lived for his family, longer than any doctor could have ever predicted. His family was his world and he did it all for us." Mark is survived by his dear wife of 32 years, Patricia (nee Hennessy), his daughter, Breanne Thielemann and son-in-law, Gerald, sons, Patrick and Timothy, sister, Diane Lee, brother-in-law, Michael Lee, and brother, Edward. Visitors will be received at Harmon Home for Funerals, in West Brighton on Wednesday, from 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday in Sacred Heart R.C. Church, with interment to follow at St. Peter's Cemetery. Harmon Funeral Home 571 Forest Ave. Staten Island, N.Y. 10310 (718) 442-5056
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