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Updated: 08/01/2014 08:00:01AM

Tekla C. Sweeney

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Tekla C. Sweeney, 85, of Rotonda West, Fla., died Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at Englewood Health & Rehabilitation Center.

She was born Jan. 5, 1929, in Newark, N.J., she had been a resident of Charlotte County, Fla., for 34 years, coming from Woodburn, N.Y.

Mrs. Sweeney was a quality control agent for the 3M Company for 10 years, prior to her retirement. She was a loving wife, mother and homemaker for her family; and was a communicant of St. Francis of Assisi Parish.

She is survived by her loving husband of 65 years, John B. Sweeney of Rotonda West; three sons, Robert (Barbara) Sweeney of Rotonda West, Steven (Valerie) Sweeney of Lacey Township, N.J., and Mark Sweeney of Rotonda West; and four grandchildren, Patrick, Katie, Christopher and Kristen.

Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, at Englewood Community Funeral Home with Private Crematory, 3070 S. McCall Road, Englewood, Fla. The Funeral Mass will follow at 11 a.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Parish, 5265 Placida Road, Grove City, Fla. Interment will be at the St. Francis of Assisi Memorial Garden.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to the Suncoast Humane Society, 6781 San Casa Drive, Englewood, FL 34224. You may share a memory with the family at

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