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Fox & Murray Funeral Home and Cremation Services

528 Franklin Street, Ogdensburg, NY

OBITUARY

Paul "Skip" Sweeney

March 7, 1960July 22, 2019
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Funeral services for Paul “Skip” D. Sweeney, 59, of Ogdensburg, will be held on Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 10:00am at Fox & Murray Funeral Home with Deacon Mark LaLonde officiating. Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, July 24, 2019, from 5:00pm to 8:00pm at the funeral home. Paul died early Monday morning (July 22, 2019) at Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center.

Skip is survived by a wife Chun So, of Watertown, sons Jason (Laura) Brown of Texas, Daniel (Kelley) Sweeney of Queensbury, NY, and Donnie (Michelle Rolfe) Sweeney of Ogdensburg, grandchildren Madison and Avery Brown and Amelia, Zoe, Aurelia, and Arabelle Sweeney, a sister Sherry Sweeney of Winston-Salem, NC, aunts Patricia (Gary) Mandigo of Ogdensburg and Linda (Thomas) Wehrle of Pennsylvania, an uncle Thomas (Barbara) Sherry of Ogdensburg, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was predeceased by his father Leon, and recently predeceased by his mother Mary Catherine Sherry and brother Brad Jennings in 2018.

Paul was born in Ogdensburg, NY on March 7, 1960, a son of the late Leon J. Sweeney and Mary Catherine Sherry. He graduated from Ogdensburg Free Academy in 1978 and enlisted in the Army, where he did two tours in Korea. After his discharge he moved back to the Ogdensburg area and married Chun So in 1983. Throughout his career he worked at Buster’s Sports Bar, Perretta’s Meat Packing then began working at Ogdensburg Free Academy under the maintenance department for 27 years until his retirement in 2016.

Skip loved the outdoors, enjoying hunting deer, riding four wheelers at hunting camp, working on and going out on his boat, working on household projects, and most of all loving the time he spent with his children and grandchildren. He had great pride in himself and his work. He was a member of the Beaver Pond Club, National Rifle Association, Ducks Unlimited and regularly donated to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.

Memorial contributions in Paul’s name can be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital 101 St. Jude Place; Memphis, TN 38105. Condolences and fond memories can be made online at www.foxandmurrayfuneralhome.com.

Services

  • Calling Hours Wednesday, July 24, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, July 25, 2019

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Francine Naccarato

August 1, 2019

Donnie and Michelle, I just saw this for the first time. I’m so sorry about your dad's passing. I assume his death was unexpected? It must be a terrible loss for you, your mother, and your siblings. I’m sad that he didn’t enjoy his retirement for very long.
My most sincere condolences to you all. Francine Naccarato

Angie Testani-Reed

July 28, 2019

Sherry, I am so sorry for your loss. I remember Paul well from our elementary school days. It looks from the pictures that he had a full life, although too short. Thinking of you at this time.

Lyle Hotis

July 26, 2019

I can't believe he has passed away. I just saw him a month or two ago when he picked up a duck I mounted for him. What a nice guy, I'm so sorry. We talked about another common friend that day, Walt Bresett, who passed too soon also.
I guess the thing I'll remember the most was the deer he brought to me that had its horn shot off. We recreated the missing antler for him and he claimed nobody could tell the difference.
He was more than a customer. He was a friend and I'll miss seeing him. Lyle

bill leary

July 26, 2019

Danny & Donnie, Tom & Barb, Pat & Gary and families - We have many fond memories of Skip. Most of these of course are of the Beaver Pond Club or southern tier hunting trips. He was a great father to you two boys and taught you to love the outdoors. We will miss him. Bill & Janet Leary

Tim Durand

July 25, 2019

so sorry to hear of Skip's passing worked with him on summer cleaning at the high school he kept me laughing RIP my friend thoughts and prayers to the family

Lori Thompson

July 25, 2019

Sherry, My thoughts are with you and the rest of Skip's family. Brad was a toddler the last I seen you. Skip was always kind and considerate to all. My condolences to you and the family.

Barbara Bennett

July 25, 2019

I am so sorry for the loss of Paul. When I taught at OFA, he cleaned my room after school each day. We would have great talks on a wide variety of subjects! He was a kind man who understood the value of doing a job the right way, even when feeling underappreciated. It's good to know he is at peace and with God now.

Timothy Erwin

July 24, 2019

I knew you in high school and got to know you even better working with you. I got to actually consider you as a friend. Rest in peace my friend you will be missed.

Mary Ellen Martin

July 24, 2019

My sympathy to Paul's family. I worked with Paul at OFA for many years and often spoke with him after school. We frequently talked about hunting, and he shared many tips to be given to my son who was just beginning to hunt. I will remember Paul as always being kind and considerate of others. If something was mentioned that needed to be done, in his own quiet way he would make sure that it was accomplished. May he now rest in peace!

Joe Guarino

July 24, 2019

Ive knew him since my years at of he was a great guy and hard worker

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