FRANCES P. (PALMATARY) SWEENEY

Frances P. Sweeney, age 91, passed away on June 28, 2018. Frances was born in Ingleside, MD to the late William and Elfonzo Palmatary. Frances graduated from Cecilton High School and Goldey-Beacom College. She worked for the DuPont Company and retired from the Delaware River and Bay Authority as an accounting clerk with 20 years of service.

Frances met Floyd Sweeney when he returned from WWII and they married on July 20, 1946. She was a devoted wife and mother who always made her family a priority. She did all she could for her two daughters and granddaughters whom she dearly loved. Her biggest thrill was her great grandson, Eli who she adored.

Besides her parents, Frances was predeceased by her husband, Floyd Sweeney and several brothers and sisters. Frances is survived by her children, Sandra Richardson and Diane Williams of Camden, DE; her granddaughters, Tracy Richardson and Angeline Rineer (Melissa); her great grandson, Eli Rineer of Newark, DE.; her brother, Wilson Robinson of Wilmington, DE and her sister-in-law, Bea Johnson of Gig Harbor, WA. Also left to cherish her memory are several nieces and nephews especially her niece Becky Hawkins of Shelton, Washington, who loved her deeply and her nephew Allen Lanouette (Gail) of Dover, DE who also loved her and provided intermittent care. Most important to Frances was her companion, Jack Russell who gave her loving and devoted care for several years.

A funeral service will be held at Marshallton UM Church, 1105 Stanton Road, Wilmington, DE 19808 at 11:00 AM on Thursday July 5th, where friends may greet the family from 10:00 to 11:00 AM. Burial will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park.