Cary News: Obituaries

Francis Patrick "Frank" Sweeney

Francis Patrick "Frank" Sweeney, 70, of Swansboro, died Saturday, March 16, 2013 at his home.

A memorial service with Military Honors will be held on Saturday, March 23, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mildred Catholic Church with Father Don Baribeau officiating.

Frank was born on November 4, 1942 in Brooklyn, NY. He served in the United States Navy and attended Columbia University. He worked for Union Carbide for over 30 years. He retired to Swansboro, NC several years ago.

He is survived by his wife, JoAnn Sweeney of the home; daughters, Laurin Eastling of Winston Salem and Donna Bernard of Burlington; brothers, Neil Sweeney of Spring Valley, NY and Gerald Sweeney of Winter Park, FL; grandchildren, Morgan Eastling and Ryan Eastling.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Carteret Humane Society, the Humane Society of the United States, and CaringBridge (

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