…lifelong Wilmington and Tewksbury resident; 100
TEWKSBURY - Mrs. Mildred Irene (Morris) Sweeney, age 100, a lifelong resident of Tewksbury and Wilmington, died peacefully on May 18, at the Blairehouse of Tewksbury, from Covid-19, following a lengthy spiral of health issues centered around Alzheimer’s Disease. She was the beloved wife for six decades of William J. Sweeney Jr., who died in 1996.
She was born in East Boston, in February 1920, one of three children of the late William and Mildred L. (Miller) Morris, and raised in Wilmington and Tewksbury. Upon her marriage to “Bill “ they lived in Denver Colorado for several years, before returning to Tewksbury to raise their family. In retirement, she and her late husband wintered in Sunrise, Florida for over twenty-five years.
In her later years, she lived with her daughter Pat Caswell and Caswell family, and was a frequent visitor to the Tewksbury Senior Center.
She leaves her daughters, Patricia A. Caswell, and her husband Russell H. “Rusty” Caswell of Tewksbury, and Carol M. Touzet of Salem, NH; her son-in-law, Billie’s husband, “Guy” Palmisano of North Port, FL; six grandchildren, Julie and her husband David Gath of Tewksbury, Jay Caswell and his wife Kristin of Tewksbury, Maria Palmisano of FL, Guy Palmisano and his wife Candice of FL, Michelle Chisholm and her husband William of Salem, NH, and Robert Touzet of VA; seven great grandchildren, Kristen, Stephanie and her partner Peter, Emma, Kyah, Camrynne, Cloe, and Sofia; a great great granddaughter, Cali; and was predeceased by her daughter Mildred I. “Billie” Palmisano; son-in-law, Bob Touzet; her granddaughters, Natalie Caswell and Carrie Touzet; and brothers, Peter Francis Morris, and Ret. Lt. Charles William Morris, U.S.N.
Due to the Covid-19 crisis, funeral services are private with burial in Tewksbury Cemetery. A Memorial Mass and Celebration will be held when the crisis has passed. The Tewksbury Funeral Home is honored to serve the Sweeney-Caswell families. In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN, 38148-0142 visit www.stjude.org, are encouraged. For on-line condolences (After Friday) visit: www.legacy.com See: tewksburyfuneralhome.com