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Rose Sweeney

June 15, 1919 August 25, 2019
Rose Sweeney
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Obituary for Rose Sweeney

Rose Sweeney, 100, née Vinci, left her earthly cares behind on August 25, 2019 to be with her family and her God.

She was born on June 15, 1919, the eighth of nine children of Michael and Nicola (Baudo) Vinci.

She grew up in the Little Italy neighborhood of Chicago in a hardworking and thriving immigrant community.

She married Robert Sweeney on June 29, 1946 and, with him, raised five children of her own in the West Pullman neighborhood of Chicago.

Rose’s philosophy of life was simple, faith, family, hard work and never ending curiosity. An avid organic gardener, crafter, cook and reader, she was open to the end of her life to new ideas and projects. She was a believer in sharing whatever gifts she had and gave away countless amounts of produce from her garden and hundreds of hats, scarves and baby blankets to charity.

She is survived by her children, Tony, Dede (Mike), and Dria (Ron); her grandchildren, Kevin and Brian (Angie) Rogers, Laurie (Steve) Watzke, Michael (Natasha) Lutes, Jamie (Diane) Kauffman, Rob (Allison) Ridenour, and Libby (Kevin) Traeger; thirteen great grandchildren and numerous well loved nieces and nephews.

Rose was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Robert; her daughters, Nikki Rogers and Mary Penzenik; and her siblings, Agostino, Francesco, Fannie, Mary, James, Francie, Sam, and Carmie.

Family and friends to gather for visitation on Thursday, August 29 at 10:00 AM until the time of the Mass of Christian Burial 11:00 AM at Marian Village 15624 Marian Dr, Homer Glen, IL 60491.

A private interment will take place at Holy Sepulchre Catholic Cemetery, Alsip, IL.

For those wishing to give a tribute to Rose’s memory, in lieu of flowers, a donation to a food pantry of the donor’s choice would be appreciated.

Arrangements entrusted to Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Naperville, IL.

For more information, please call (630)355-0213.


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Visitation

Thursday

29

Aug

10:00 AM 8/29/2019 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 8/29/2019 11:00:00 AM
Marian Village

15624 Marian Dr
Homer Glen, IL 60491

Marian Village
15624 Marian Dr Homer Glen 60491 IL
United States

Mass of Christian Burial

Thursday

29

Aug

11:00 AM 8/29/2019 11:00:00 AM
Marian Village

15624 Marian Dr
Homer Glen, IL 60491

Marian Village
15624 Marian Dr Homer Glen 60491 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Holy Sepulchre Catholic Cemetery Final Resting Place

6001 W. 111th Street
Alsip, IL 60803

6001 W. 111th Street Alsip 60803 IL
United States
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