James E. Sweeney Sr.

James E. Sweeney, Sr., 82, formerly of Nashua, passed away peacefully Friday evening, July 27, 2018 at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack, with his family by his side.

Jim was born on October 2, 1935, son of the late Francis and Evelyn (Frazier) Sweeney. He grew up in Berlin, NH, was a graduate of Berlin High School and attended the University of New Hampshire. Mr. Sweeney was a veteran of the United States Army.

In 1966, Jim married Jeannine D. Barrette and they moved to Nashua, where he went to work for what was then New England Telephone. He remained there through all their various name changes and eventually retired from Verizon in 2006 after 40 years of service.

Jim was a lifelong Boston Bruins fan, loved walking and his daily Dunkin Donuts. He was kind, touched many people, and loved his family dearly. He will be missed by all of us.

Besides his parents, Jim was predeceased by his beloved wife, Jeannine, whom we lost much too early in 1985. He was also predeceased by his sister, Caroline; and his brothers, Donald, Richard and Francis.

Members of his family include his son, Jim and wife Kristin, and their daughter Megan; his son, Paul and wife Erin, and their children, Michael, Rebecca, Lauren, Jacob, Ben and Aislinn; his brothers Robert, Thomas (Loren) and Michael Sweeney; as well as the staff and residents of Rosehaven in Merrimack, where Jim resided for several years. The Sweeney family wishes to thank you for all that you have done, you are truly amazing people.

Calling hours will be held at the FARWELL FUNERAL HOME, 18 Lock Street, Nashua on Wednesday evening, August 1st from 6 to 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Patrick Church, 29 Spring Street, Nashua, Thursday morning at 9:30 a.m. Interment will follow in St. Louis Cemetery. Friends are invited to attend. Donations may be made to the Community Hospice House, 7 Executive Park Drive, Merrimack, NH 03054. Arrangements are in the care of the FARWELL FUNERAL SERVICE. (603) 882-0591. www.farwellfuneralservice.com.