Cumberland - Nancy N. (Maculan) Sweeney, 88, passed away on Tuesday, May 16, 2023 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of Thomas C. Sweeney of Cumberland.
Born in Woonsocket, daughter of the late Benjamin and Clara (Jastrzebski) Maculan, she was a graduate of Woonsocket High School and Becker Junior College where she belonged to the Kappa Omicron Kappa Society.
Her husband, Tom, a Marine serving in the Korean War, received a copy of his home town newspaper. When he saw her picture in the paper, he knew she was “the one” and they would marry. They exchanged letters for 8 months, met when he returned home on leave, and married in a beautiful military wedding one year later.
Nancy worked in the medical profession for 40 years at Mercy Hospital, Fogarty Memorial Hospital, and Landmark Medical Center. She worked in the office of John Terrill, M.D. as a medical assistant.
She enjoyed traveling with her husband in their RV cross country to the Canadian provinces, the Yukon and Alaska, camping with her family, vacationing on the coast of Maine, and weekly ballroom dancing dates with her husband. Her husband, family, and Max were the world to her.
Besides her husband Thomas, she is survived by her three daughters, Patricia Longtin of Swansea, MA, Deborah Migneault and her husband Robert of Cumberland, and Barbara Groves and her husband Mark of Charlotte, VT; eight grandchildren, Jason, Julian, Stefano, David, Robert, Kerri, Erica, and Timothy; seven great-grandchildren, Ariana, Everlie, Bailee, Logan, Cameron, Benjamin, Roman, and the late infant, Reese; and Max, her beloved German Shephard companion, all of whom she cherished dearly.
In addition to her family, she cherished her lifelong friendship with Nancy Dalasta Bebeau.
Her funeral will be held on Monday, May 22, 2023 at 9 AM from the S.DiPardo Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 1583 Diamond Hill Rd. Woonsocket, RI with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM in St. John Vianney Church, 3587 Diamond Hill Rd, Cumberland, RI. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery, West Wrentham Rd., Cumberland, RI. Relatives and friends are invited. Calling hours are on Sunday, May 21, 2023 from 3 to 4 PM. sdipardomcfh.com
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