Edward L. Sweeney

July 14, 1946April 23, 2019

Funeral Services for Edward L. Sweeney, 72, of Potsdam will be held Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at St. Mary’s Church in Potsdam, NY at 11am with Rev. Stephen Rocker celebrant. Calling hours will be held on Monday, April 29, 2019 at Garner Funeral Home from 4-7 pm. Edward passed away Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at Canton-Potsdam Hospital. Arrangements have been entrusted to Garner Funeral Service. Contributions can be made to the Potsdam Volunteer Fire Department.

Edward is survived by daughter Patricia Sweeney of Brattleboro, VT, sons, John (Sharon) Sweeney of West Stockholm, and Brian Sweeney of South Glens Falls, NY, a twin brother John Sweeney of Lakeland, FL, grandchildren Austin Willard, Aspen Willard, Summer Sweeney, David Johnson, Michael Johnson, Malinda Johnson, Robert Follett, half brother Roger (Leola) LaShombe and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. He is predeceased by his half sister Elaine Smith.

Edward was born July 14, 1946, a son of the late John and Hazel (Sharpstene) Sweeney in Potsdam, NY. He graduated from Potsdam High School and moved to Rochester where he attended college and worked for Eastman Kodak for a few years before returning to Potsdam. He became a carpenter and worked for the local union for over 30 years before retiring.

Edward enjoyed the outdoors by fishing, camping at Long Lake, hunting, spending time with friends, woodworking projects for his family, giving to others, and being a lifetime fan of the New York Yankees. Condolences and fond memories can be shared online at


  • Potsdam Volunteer Fire Department


  • Visitation Monday, April 29, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Tuesday, April 30, 2019


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Mary Volzer

May 2, 2019

I am so sorry to hear of Edward's passing. I would love to see you folks when I get to Potsdam this summer. Please send me an email so I can be in touch.
I am so thankful to have seen Ed this past summer.
Hope this message reaches one of you.
You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Mary Ellen

Shirley Meunier

April 27, 2019

Sympathy to the Sweeney Family.....Ed was a good neighbor. Shirley Meunier

Jennie (Ramsay) Flanagan

April 25, 2019

Patti! All my heart- I have been trying to find you for years, and haven't been able to. Please know that my thoughts are with you! I have such fond memories of your dad!

Please reach out!
I am out of the country visiting my daughter in Scotland until May 7.


Dottie LaPoint Teclaw

April 25, 2019

I am so sorry of your loss. I was Elain!s best friend from kindergarten until she passed away. Elains and I would push the double stroeller with both John and Edward every day after school. I took care of Johne and Elains touch care of Edward!!! While walking one day A Mr Sission stop and told us what beautifull brothers we had. We were so PROUD! IrememberMaple st. and Depot street very well and playing with the twins. My sympathy to all the family. Wonderful memories.