OBITUARY

Donna Elizabeth Sweeney

September 20, 1943January 14, 2020
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Donna E. Sweeney 76, a longtime resident of Keene, NH, passed away on Tuesday, January 14, 2020, at the Keene Center Genesis, Keene, following a brief illness.

Donna was born in Keene, NH on September 20, 1943, the daughter of Delbert and Margaret (Bonner) Grover and was raised by her adopted parents, Dorothy and Orlo Sweeney.

Donna was a 1961 graduate of Keene High School. She later attended Keene State College and Santa Barbara City College in Santa Barbara, CA.

Having a love of helping others, Donna completed training as a licensed practical nurse and worked in the operating room at the Denver General Hospital and later with Cheshire Medical Center in Keene.

Donna loved shopping, going to thrift shops and hunting for treasures of all kinds. She loved animals, especially dogs. She loved everyone and was always concerned with their welfare. Family meant the world to Donna and she truly enjoyed life to its fullest.

She will be greatly missed by many especially her husband of 17 years, Patrick Pentz of Keene; her son, Michael DiMeco of Dana Point, CA; her two daughters, Maria DiMeco of Arlington, WA and Maryann DiMeco of Keene; her grandchildren, Madison DiMeco, Reagan DiMeco, Delaney DiMeco, Gavin DiMeco, Lacey Cullison and her husband Sam, Alexandra Moran, Dominick Moran; two great-grandchildren, Evan Cullison, Archer Cullison; her sister, Margaret "Peggy" Breed of Keene; her nieces and nephews, Lynn Jablonski, Melisa McDaniels, Scott Breed, Lori Thompson, John Jennings, and Richie Jennings. A brother, James Grover and a sister, Nancy Bodge predeceased her.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 1:30PM in the Foley Funeral Home, 49 Court Street, Keene. Burial will be in the spring in the Mountain View Cemetery, Swanzey, NH. Family and friends are invited to call on Saturday from 12:30 to 01:30PM at the Foley Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, for those who wish, donations may be made in Mrs. Sweeney’s memory to the Tribute Program at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, PO Box 1000 Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38105; or to the Monadnock Humane Society, 101 West Swanzey Road, Swanzey, NH 03446; or to The Community Kitchen, PO Box 1315, Keene, NH 03431.

  • FAMILY

  • Patrick Pentz, Husband
  • Michael DiMeco, Son
  • Maria DiMeco, Daughter
  • Maryann DiMeco, Daughter
  • Madison DiMeco, Grandchild
  • Reagen DiMeco, Grandchild
  • Delaney DiMeco, Grandchild
  • Gavin DiMeco, Grandchild
  • Lacey Cullison and husband, Sam, Grandchild
  • Alexandra Moran, Grandchild
  • Dominick Moran, Grandchild
  • Evan Cullison, Great Grandchild
  • Archer Cullison, Great Grandchild
  • Margaret "Peggy" Breed, Sister
  • Lynn Jablonski, Niece
  • Melisa McDaniels, Niece
  • Scott Breed, Nephew
  • Lori Thompson, Niece
  • John Jennings, Nephew
  • Richie Jennings, Nephew
  • James Grover, Brother (deceased)
  • Nancy Bodge, Sister (deceased)
  • Delbert Grover, Father (deceased)
  • Margaret (Bonner) Grover, Mother (deceased)
  • Dorothy Sweeney, Adopted Mother (deceased)
  • Orlo Sweeney, Adopted Father (deceased)

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation and Celebration of Life Saturday, January 25, 2020
  • Memorial and Celebration of Life Service Saturday, January 25, 2020

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Burial Will Be In The Spring

Memories

Donna Elizabeth Sweeney

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Sydney Nims

January 23, 2020

My deepest sympathy to Patrick and Donna's entire family. I was so blessed to have a wonderful friendship with Donna in high school. She was one of the warmest and caring person I've ever known. She will be greatly missed but never forgotten. RIP my dear friend. ❤🌹🙏

John Caldarelli

January 20, 2020

Patrick and family we are so sorry. Condolences to all the family. She was a great neighbor. Sincerely. John and Judy Caldarelli, Viewpoint Co-op neighbors.

carol hamlin

January 20, 2020

Such a surprise to read about Donnas passing. We were very good friends in high school and spent a lot of time together. I have wonderful memories of her coming to my home, especially on Friday evenings when my Mother would cook fried haddock for us. Donna loved haddock. We spent the evening telling jokes, playing games and laughing the night away. Goodbye my dear friend. I will always love you and remember your sweet smile.

Carol (Duhaime) Hamlin




















Constance Lacasse

January 20, 2020

Donna, you have always been a friend and will be greatly missed. We have so many memories going back to jr hi and my wedding in 1960. Thank you for all the pleasures and memories we've shared over the years. Rest In Peace Sweet Friend. You take much love with you. Connie {Coppo}{ Pitzl} Lacasse

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