John R. McSweeney - Smithfield

John R. McSweeney - Smithfield

John R. McSweeney, 79, passed away Friday, Nov. 15, 2013. He was the beloved husband of Joan F. (Coffey) McSweeney.

Born in Providence, he was a son of the late Charles and Esther (Flynn) McSweeney. Mr. McSweeney was telephone repairman for Verizon for 30 years before retiring in 1987.

Prior to Verizon, he worked as a bricklayer and was a former member of the bricklayers union and enjoyed working outdoors. He lived in Greenville for 51 years and was a member of the SeaBees.

Besides his wife he is survived by his children, Kathleen M. Clark, Jacqueline M. Lussier and her husband Gary, and Terence M. McSweeney and his wife Kathleen. He was the brother of Joseph P. McSweeney and the late Ann Marie McSweeney; and he also was the grandfather of seven.

His funeral will be held Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, at 8:15 a.m. from the TUCKER-QUINN Funeral Chapel, 643 Putnam Ave. (Route 44), Greenville, with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Eugene Church, 1247 Putnam Pike, Chepachet at 9:30 a.m. Burial will be in St. Francis Cemetery, Pawtucket. Visitation is Monday from 3-7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations to American Heart Assoc., P.O. Box 417005, Boston, MA, 01701 will be appreciated. Information and Condolences, visit