In memory of
Neil Sweeney, 79 Beloved husband and father Neil Sweeney, 79, beloved husband and father, passed away suddenly on April 15, 2017. Born in Brooklyn, Neil moved his family to Staten Island in 1979. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Frances (nee Donovan); his daughter, Cathey Novak and husband, Michael; son, Sean and his wife, Linda; son, Kevin and his wife, Tammy, and son, Michael. He had nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Neil was predeceased by his son, Neil Francis and granddaughter Maggie Sweeney. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. After serving his country, Neil worked for New York Telephone Co/Nynex for 38 years. He was an active member of the Knights of Columbus. Over the years, Neil enjoyed coaching his children's sports teams, golfing, spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and was the biggest fan at their sporting events. Neil also enjoyed spending time with family in the Hideout. He will be greatly missed. Funeral services will be held at Hanley Funeral Home, 60 New Dorp Ln., Staten Island, N.Y., today, Tuesday, April 18, from 7 to 9 p.m., and Wednesday, April 19, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be Thursday, April 20, at 10 a.m., at St. Patrick Church in Richmond Town. Burial will follow at St Peter's Cemetery. Hanley Funeral Home 60 New Dorp Lane Staten Island, N.Y. 10306 (718) 351-1800
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