Somerville/Medford Remembering Richard J. Sweeney


Richard J. Sweeney, 65 of Stoneham, formerly a lifelong resident of Medford, passed away suddenly June16, 2021 in Maine. Rick, a former Medford Firefighter of 32 years, passed away in the state he grew sofondly of and where he spent a great deal of his time.Ricky was also a past IAFF L1032 Vice President, carpenter, auto mechanic and true jack of all trades. Hewas a member of the Medford Elks Lodge 915 and great friend to many.Richard is the son of the late Paul and Rita (Butler) Sweeney. He is survived by and will be dearly missedby his beloved wife of 39 years Kelley (Duffy) of Stoneham, formerly of Medford. He was the devotedfather to Erin Sweeney and her fiancé, Shawn Donahue of Winchester, Jenn Sweeney of Medford,Medford Firefighter Joseph Sweeney and his wife Devon of Billerica.Loving grandfather of Joseph, Kylee, Aiden, Kora, Skylar, and Natalie and affectionately known asGrumpy. Loving brother to Larry, Paul, Ronny, Mark, Kevin, and Kenny and his dear sister Jeanne Hill. Heis also survived by a very large, loving family.He was a devoted and cherished family man who touched the lives of many people. He was the first oneto lend a hand to someone in need (even if you didn’t ask him). Rick used his mastery of carpentry tolend assistance to all those around him.He loved spending time in Maine with his family, snowmobiling, boating, watching his grandchildren bikeand ski at Mt Abram and hanging with his friends at Suds Pub.A lifelong Boston sports fan and member of the Bud Light fan club. Ricky embraced life with passion andenjoyed a good cellar party.He will truly be missed by many.A Funeral Mass will be held at St Raphael Parish, 512 High St, Medford MA, Thursday June 24th 2021 at 11am.Interment will be private.In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the National Kidney Foundation.

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