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Obituary: Terrence Sweeney, 1945-2019 

Published June 17, 2019 at 6:00 a.m. | Updated June 17, 2019 at 10:39 a.m.

click to enlarge Terrence (Terry) Sweeney
  • Terrence (Terry) Sweeney

Terrance (Terry) John Sweeney, 73, died on June 15, 2019, after a courageous battle with lung cancer.

Terry was born in Ilion, N.Y., on July 21, 1945, the son of John and Arletta (Armstrong) Sweeney. Terry graduated from Ilion High School in 1964 and attended the University of Houston on an athletic scholarship. He served in the U.S. Army here and in Germany. Terry traveled extensively as a field representative and as a technical writer for G.E./Lockheed Martin.

Terry is survived by his sons: Kenneth and his wife, Robin, of Georgia, and Kevin and his wife, Wendy, of Charlotte; as well as six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He is also survived by his brothers Kenneth and John Jr. and his sister Deborah Tennant, all of New York; and by many nieces and nephews. Terry is also survived by Jeri Anderson, his girlfriend of the past three years. Also playing a large role in Terry and his children's lives is their mother Christine Sweeney, Terry's former wife.

Services will be held at the Georgia Plain Baptist Church in Georgia Plains, Vt., later this week. Burial will be in Ilion, N.Y., at a later date.

We would like to thank all the wonderful and loving nurses and staff at the McClure Miller Respite House. In lieu of flowers, please forward donations to the UVM McClure Miller Respite House, 3113 Roosevelt Highway, Colchester, VT 05446. A finer facility would be hard to find.

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