Dorothy M Sweeney

June 5, 1924August 24, 2010

Dorothy Marie Sweeney

Beloved wife, mom and grandmother. She is survived by her husband of almost 55 years, James and her family. Son John, his wife Kim and their three children, Jennifer, Brad and Connor. Daughter Sheila and her husband Jerry. Their third child Jim Jr. and of course the dogs, Sequoia and Angel.

Dot was born and raised in Glendale, CA. She attended the school for the deaf in Los Angeles. Her mom would drive her and her life long friends everyday to school in school bus.

Dot met her husband Jim at a basketball game for the deaf at her school when Jim’s school traveled from Sioux Falls South Dakota. Dot’s friend Robert Grinde introduced them to each other. They were out of contact for a while and Jim asked Robert whatever happened to my girlfriend. Dot found out and send Jim a letter and it was a match made in heaven.

They were married at Saint Robert Bellarmine Church in 1955. They had their first child John a year after they were married. Then came Sheila and few years later their last child Jim Jr.

They bought their home in Glendale and built a second home on the same lot in 1972. All three of their children were raised in the same home with the help of their loving grandparents.

James and Dorothy were very active in the deaf community. They have been a large part of the Catholic Deaf Church. They have always had a great group of deaf friends since childhood. They would have poker games once a month at the different houses and enjoy each others friendship and company.

Dot enjoyed her gambling. She was pretty lucky at it also. She would sit there for hours at the tables just cashing in her winnings. Every Sunday she would enjoy playing Skipo with her husband, Sheila, Jerry and anyone.


  • Visitation Friday, August 27, 2010
  • Vigil Rosary Service Friday, August 27, 2010

Dorothy M Sweeney

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August 31, 2010

Dear aunt Dorothy, We will miss your smiling face and bright eyes. Our memories of you are firmly imbedded in our minds. Thank you for being such an inspiration in our lives. We love you very much. Jacie and Oscar

Barney B

August 28, 2010

Blessings Sweeney Family!

My meager fond memory of your Mom is when I was a bat boy for the Blue Angels--Mr. Sweeney was coach--and your Mom was always at the games encouraging the boys. Her smile goes for miles! It is such a pleasure to see her and all of you in the photo album pics.

You are blessed always!

Earcee Huguley

August 28, 2010

They that wait on the Lord, Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.
To: Sweeney & Family, Always remember the good times with your Mom, the love and laughter you all shared. She fought a good fight, she finished her course, she kept the faith...Know that God is always in control.Be Blessed.

Carmen Colin

August 27, 2010

Hello this is Carmen Colin and Wowow I m going to miss her and she is so wonderful woman!!!! Now She is Rest in Peace!! She will be happy in Heaven and she will see us later not said Good Bye but said "See you Later"!! I love her!!

k foley

August 27, 2010

Sweet Dot, it was always a pleasure to see your smiling face at family events, and your welcoming arms. You are so very loved. I will always remember you laughing at my photobook of Trinity, the dog. x's & o's, Keli and T.

Nora Chavez

August 27, 2010

I have never personally met you, yet I know you. You live in your son Jim. It has been years since the years of High School, yet I can still call him my friend and remember his sweet spirit and kind heartedness. You did a great job. Rest in Gods arms. Blessings to your family. Nora Chavez

Jim Sweeney

August 27, 2010

Wow Mom am I going to miss you! You are the best. Your great smile and caring spirit always carried us all through. You loved us all and we all loved you. We know you're always there for us and continue to do so. I love you so much and will always miss you.I know you are in a better place. luv ya Jim

Sheila Fredericks

August 27, 2010

To my mother and dearest friend. You will be greatly missed. Thank you for everthying that you have done for me. Rest in peace, I know that you will be looking down on us and proecting us. I love you. Sheila.

August 26, 2010

Words could never describe what I feel. I am luck to have had 26 years of your love. I hope to be as great a mother and grandmother as you some day. Until we meet again may you rest in peace knowing that you will be missed.
All my love