Phillip A. Sweeney
POULTNEY - Phillip Arnold Sweeney, 68, died Feb. 8, 2017, at Rutland Regional Medical Center. He was born July 21, 1948, in Rutland, the son of Arnold and Regina (Burns) Sweeney. He graduated from Poultney High School and attended Adirondack Community College. Mr. Sweeney was a longtime employee of General Electric in Rutland. He was a communicant of St. Raphael Catholic Church in Poultney and a member of the Knights of Columbus in Fair Haven. He enjoyed history and the History Channel, reading, yardwork, storytelling, Cape Cod vacations, and was a classic car enthusiast. Survivors include his wife, Therese (DesMarais) Sweeney, of Poultney; two siblings, Kathleen Jones, of Hampton, New York, and William Sweeney, of Florida; and two nieces. The funeral Mass will be celebrated at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13, at St. Raphael Church, 21 East Main St., Poultney, VT 05864. Burial will be at a later date in St. Raphael Cemetery in Poultney. Memorial contributions may be made to the church. Arrangements are by Robert M. King Funeral Home in Granville, New York.
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