Eleanor H. SweeneySeptember 24, 1934 ~ August 12, 2017 (age 82)
Eleanor H. (Murphy) Sweeney, 82, of Kingston, NY, passed away Saturday, August 12, 2017 at Ten Broeck Commons in Lake Katrine, surrounded by her family. She was born September 24, 1934 in Kingston, to the late Joseph F. Murphy and Eleanor Wilson (Haver) Murphy. She was married to her loving husband of 64 years, James J. Sweeney.
Eleanor was a graduate of Kingston High School and studied at Manhattanville College. She was the former director of the St. Joseph's Choir in Kingston and was Music Director of St. Catherine Laboure, where she also taught music. Eleanor was a past member of the Benedictine Hospital Auxiliary, Ulster Choral Society, the Mount St. Alphonsus Choir, and the Ulster Vicariate Choir. She was a gifted soloist for church weddings and funerals for over sixty years.
In addition to her husband, Eleanor is survived by her children, Linda Amos and her husband Glenn of Phoenix, AZ, Robert Sweeney of Tampa, FL, Kathleen Kabat and her husband David of Red Hook, Michael Sweeney and his wife Deanna of Saugerties, her grandchildren, Christine Oklan and her husband Ben, Daniel Geller, Jennifer and Danielle Frederickson, and Taylor and Chase Kabat, her great granddaughter, Grace Oklan, her brother, Roger Murphy and his wife Julia, as well as several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents she is predeceased by her son, James Patrick Sweeney, and her grandson, Matthew Sean Sweeney.
She was known to her family and friends as "Mama Sweeney".
Entrusted to the care of A. Carr & Son Funeral Home, 65 Lucas Ave, Kingston, where family and friends may visit on Wednesday, August 16 from 2-4pm and 7-9pm. The funeral procession will form on Thursday, August 17 at 8:45am and proceed to St. Mary of The Snow, 36 Cedar St., Saugerties, NY 12477 where at 10am a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Burial will follow in Hurley Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to St. Mary of the Snow-St. Joseph Music Ministry, 36 Cedar St., Saugerties, NY 12477.