Friends and family have shared their relationship to show their support.
How do you know Richard T. Sweeney?
We are sorry for your loss.
Help others honor Richard's memory.
Coping with Grief
We would like to offer our sincere support to anyone coping with grief. Enter
your email below for our complimentary daily grief messages. Messages run for up to one year and you
can stop at any time. Your email will not be used for any other purpose.
Richard T. Sweeney
May 3, 1937 ~ January 7, 2023 (age 85) 85 Years Old
Be the first to offer your condolences on Richard's Tribute Wall
Richard T. Sweeney, age 85, of Woodstock, Illinois, passed on Saturday, January 7, 2023, with loved ones by his side. He was born on May 3, 1937, in Chicago, Illinois. He attended St.Tarcissus Catholic Elementary School and graduated in 1955 from St. George Catholic High School, After moving to Woodstock in 1980, he worked at Cotter Distribution Center and Motorola in Harvard, until his retirement in 2002.
Richard is survived by his life partner of 38 years Barbara Murray, and her children, Michael Murray Jr. (Jen) and daughter Marcia Kalisik (James), daughter-in-law Deb Donofrio, grandchildren Jaclyn, Trevor, Jennifer, Morgan and Joseph Sweeney and great grandson Dacen Sweeney. He was also a special grandfather to Jacob Kalisik.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Esther Sweeney, two brothers, Larry and Kenny, and his two sons, Thomas and Michael.
Richard's hobbies included golfing and creating his beautiful yard where he spent many hours enjoying his animals. One of his greatest pleasures was following Jacob in his many sports activities. In later years, his special little girls, Brooklyn and Charlotte Ryan, filled his days with so much happiness.
A special thank-you to the nurses at Hearthstone Nursing Home and Journey Care Hospice Caregivers for their superb care and concerns given to Richard during his final days.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
Memorials may be made to Journey Care Hospice or the American Heart Association.
Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at www.saundersfhc.com.
Please contact the Saunders Funeral Home for more information at 815.420.3030