Katherine Mildred Smith Sweeney, born July 29, 1922, in Galveston, passed away Tuesday, January 12, 2010, at her residence in Galveston, surrounded by her loving family.
Her family will receive visitors after 5:00 pm, Friday, January 15th, at Malloy & Son Funeral Home. A vigil service will be held at 6:00 pm, led by Deacon Robert Standridge.
Funeral service will be 10:00 am, Saturday, January 16th, at Malloy & Son Funeral Home with Father Nils Thompson officiating. Burial will follow the service at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Galveston.
Katherine was preceded in death by her parents, John and Catherine Smith; husband, William P. Sweeney; and sisters, Elise Biaggne and husband, Bill and Anna Kunz and husband, Joe.
She is survived by her son, William Patrick Sweeney, Jr. and wife, Audrey; grandsons, William Patrick Sweeney, III and wife, Stephanie; Brian Keith Sweeney and fiancée, Sharon Williams; granddaughters, Shannon Bailey Sweeney and Hallie Brennan Sweeney; sister, Isabel Acosta and husband, Clifford; nieces, Joann Strickel and husband, Ray; Joan Magee and husband, James; Sharon Jordan and husband, Vincent; nephew, Cliff Acosta, Jr. and wife, Dyann; sister-in-law, Helen Sweeney; and numerous other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers will be Vincent Sorrentino, Jr., Andy Edinburgh, Cliff Acosta, Trey Acosta, Patrick Sweeney, and Brian Sweeney.
Katherine’s family wishes to extend special thanks to Dr. Karen Hansen, Dr. Marc Shabot, Dr. Lee Grumbles, the Hospice Care Team, Inc. of Texas City, especially nurse Beverly McCormick, and the entire staff of UTMB for their compassionate care.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the charity of your choice.