Raymond G. Sweeney

  • Born: July 10, 1930
  • Died: January 10, 2020
  • Location: Easton, formerly of Stoughton and Canton, Massachusetts

Farley Funeral Home

358 Park Street
Stoughton, MA 02072

Tel. (781) 344-2676

Tribute & Message From The Family

Message From The Family

Thank you for your support during this difficult time. Please enhance this tribute to Raymond by adding your memories and photos.

Raymond G. Sweeney, 89, died Friday, January 10, 2020 at the Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton after a period of declining health. He was the beloved husband of 65 years of Joan A. (Kelley) Sweeney. Born and raised in Canton, he was a graduate of St. John's School in Canton. Mr. Sweeney was a Proud Veteran of the US Army. He honorably served for almost four years during the Korean Era, including over 2 years overseas and, upon his discharge, returned home to Canton. He was a longtime resident of Stoughton and moved to Easton 15 years ago. Mr. Sweeney was the longtime Administrator for the National Guard Armory in Stoughton and retired many years ago. Ray was an avid sports fan and golfer and member of Easton Country Club. He was also an accomplished marathoner, finishing Boston several times. In his free time, he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

In addition to his wife, Ray is survived by his loving daughters; Claudia Weed and her husband Jay of Stoughton and Laura Parks and her husband Ken of North Andover. He was the cherished grampa of Kelley Zarbock, Zachary Weed, Kaitlyn Parks and Erica Parks. He was the brother of Francis Sweeney of Canton and the late William Sweeney, Jr., Anne Hynes, Claire Tillitson, Robert, Paul, Gerry, Charles and Eugene Sweeney. He is also survived by many beloved nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services Private. Arrangements by Farley Funeral Home, Stoughton. Interment will take place at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Stoughton. Donations in Ray's memory may be made to St. Anthony's Free Market, 122 Canton St., Stoughton, 02072.

Condolence & Memory Journal

Im so sorry for your loss I just found out about Rays passing
My experience with Ray was wonderful he was the man with all the answers
I still tell jokes that he told me when I was in the guards in the 80s
I also make notes every day of my life as he did when he was in charge of the armory
I had the pleasure of playing golf with him many times
But most of all I had the pleasure of knowing him
My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family

Posted by Gregory Kanelos - Franklin, MA - military   July 02, 2020

Our deepest condolences from your friends at Queset On The Pond and Douglas King Builders. A donation has been made in Ray's memory to St. Anthony's Free Market in Stoughton, MA.

Posted by Virginia McClure Zachem - South Easton, MA - Friend   January 17, 2020

Claudia, and family, my sincerest condolences. I have such fond memories of summers in the 70's hanging out with your family, your father such a fun and funny guy. We had a blast. May your memories of him bring you joy.

Posted by Sherryl Franklin Radbil - Stoughton, Massachusetts, Un, MA - Friend   January 14, 2020

Mr. Sweeney,
Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your years of dedicated service and sacrifice for our Country and the state of Massachusetts when you served with the U.S. Army and MAARNG during the Cold War. Millions of Americans slept safe at night because you and your fellow Servicemen stood ready to defend our Country. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Posted by Mike Casey(former Ma resident) - El Paso, TX   January 14, 2020

Ray always made everyone laugh with one corny joke after another.
Quick witted ,friendly,and many days the best part about playing golf at Easton Country Club.Ray kept golf upbeat the entire round.Everyone at Easton new Ray because he was so much fun to be around. Ray was a Top Sargeant in the Army and a very proud veteran. The countless stories he would recall in his life you would never tire of them.
Unfortunately,Ray's health started to decline and the thing he missed the most was his inability to play golf. Ray was a Tiger playing golf 5 times a week for years.
One of Ray's favorite saying was,Everyday above the grass is better than below it!.
Ray will be sadly missed by all .He was a great and dear friend and most of all one hell of an Irishman .

Posted by David Mason - Mansfield, MA   January 12, 2020

he was a wonderful friend . he had a wonderful family I am so sorry for there loss. I had nothing but good times with Ray we worked together along with John Courtney at armory in Stoughton .He was always ready to help everyone. We wold get together at armory with his brother bob for pizza. I will miss him very much . He was one of my best friends.

Posted by Ray Favret - Ponta Vedra beach fl., FL   January 11, 2020

Prayers and condolences to the Sweeney family. So sorry for your loss. A very nice man.

Posted by Marianne Brennan Hornstein    January 11, 2020

My thoughts and prayers are with The Sweeney family at this sad time. Mr. Sweeney's niece, Kathy, is my Cousin-In-Law, and she always spoke lovingly of "Uncle Ray". May you all find peace in the love of God, and may Uncle Ray rest in peace with the angels in Heaven.

Posted by Duane Beach-Barrow - Palm Springs, CA - Family   January 11, 2020

What a long and well-lived life! So sorry for your loss, Laura

Posted by Diane Foley - Tewksbury - Friend   January 10, 2020

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