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Richard Gerard Sweeny '48
Posted 05/17/2017 08:25AM

Richard Gerard Sweeny passed away on May 13, 2017. A native of San Francisco, he graduated from St. Brigid's, St. Ignatius, and USF. For over 30 years, he was a teacher in the SFUSD and served as president of TASF for many years. He was passionate about the Roman Catholic Church and the sanctity of life. He was preceded in death by his parents, Norma Rose (De Martini) and John J. Sweeny and his older brothers Msgr. John Sweeny and Rev. Louis Sweeny who were priests here in the Bay Area. Richard's family has a long history in San Francisco and he enjoyed frequent visits to his family's ranch in Calaveritas, CA. He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Norma, his children, Kurt (Christina), Angela (Michael), Patricia (Domenic), Louis (Diana), and Glorianna (Luigi), his grandchildren, Hugh, Scott, Jennifer, Jared, and Tieran , his great grandchildren, Vincent and Olivia and cousins Henrietta, John and Jennay Edwards. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to National Right to Life, 512 10th Street NW, Washington, DC 20004.

Rosary and Visitation

Friday, May 19, 2017,

3:30 p.m.

Monte's Chapel

of the Hills

330 Red Hill Ave

San Anselmo, CA 94960

Celebration of Life

Saturday, May 20, 2017,

11:00 a.m.

St. Sebastian's Catholic


373 Bon Air Road

Kentfield, CA

Published in San Francisco Chronicle on May 17, 2017 - See more at:

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