Ralph L. Sweeney

Dresden-Ralph L Sweeney, 85, of Orchard Hill Rd. died on Friday July 6, 2007 at home following a brief illness.

He was born in Orange, MA on September 6, 1922 the son of the late Peter and Isabelle Sweeney.

Mr. Sweeney served in both the U.S. Army and the U.S. Air Force retiring after twenty years of service to his country. He worked in the electrical and plumbing fields and was employed by Bath Iron Works.

He was a member of Saint Ambrose Catholic Church in Richmond and a fourth degree Knight of Columbus. He was also a member of the Richmond Senior Citizens and American Legion Post 132. Ralph was a volunteer fireman Warner, N.H. and Dresden, ME.

He loved crossword puzzles, solitaire, mahjong and other puzzles. He also enjoyed a good bingo game.

Mr. Sweeney is survived by his beloved wife of forty-five years, Ida (Robbins) Sweeney of Dresden, sons Roger Sweeney and wife Mary Beth of Nashua, N.H., Barry Sweeney and wife Rachel of Reston, VA., daughter Joan Sweeney of Salem, MA., sister Mrs. Bernice Jennings of East Bridgewater, MA, grandchildren Sean and Jordana Sweeney of Reston, VA., close friend Kristopher Favreau of Bowdoinham.

The family would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to the staffs of Mid-Coast Hospital, Martins Point and CHANS.

At his request there will no visiting hours or funeral service. There will be private interment at the Maine Veteran’s Cemetery. A memorial mass will be scheduled at a later date.

Donations may be made to CHANS/Hospice 60 Baribeau Dr. Brunswick, ME. 04011-3200.

Condolences may be expressed at www.kincerfuneralhome.com

Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, Me 04357.