Theresa Sweeney

Obituary of Theresa Sweeney

Theresa "Terry" J. Sweeney, age 85 of Wilmington, DE died peacefully on September 5, 2017 at home. Born in Altoona, PA and raised in Chester, PA, she resided for the past 14 years in Winterset Farms, previously residing in Parkside, PA. Terry worked as a deli manager for A&P and Super Fresh for 35 years retiring in 1987. She graduated from Notre Dame High School class of 1950 and was a member of the Church of the Holy Child. She enjoyed reading, watching soap operas, going to Lancaster with her sister, but most of all spending time with her family and dog "Dolly". Terry is preceded in death by her parents, Durbin F. and Jane E. Trimble Trout, husband, Thomas F. Sweeney who died in 1995 and a sister, Shirley Gilpin. She is survived by 2 daughters, Colleen (David) MacMillan and Kathie Berckman, sister and best friend with whom she lived, Marie Martin, 5 grandchildren, Robert (Holly) MacMillan, Daniel MacMillan, Sara and J.J. Seitz and Laren Berckman, 11 great grandchildren, a special niece, Rosemary Shoop also many other nieces and nephews and former husband, Howard "Murf" Dowd. A visitation will be held on Monday 10-11AM, at the Church of the Holy Child, 2500 Naamans Road, Wilmington, DE, followed by a Funeral Mass at 11AM. Interment, Glenwood Memorial Gardens, Broomall, PA. Donations in her memory may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital www.stjude.org or Compassionate Care Hospice, 702 Wilmington Ave., Wilmington, DE 19805.