Joanne Sweeney, 63, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on November 21, 2021. She was born September 5, 1958. She was married to Michael Sweeney on August 27, 1977, who survives her.
Joanne is survived by her children Melissa Kangas, and her husband Jarrod, Michael Sweeney Jr., Jessica Sweeney, and granddaughters Madison Stanchick and Michaela Sweeney. She was predeceased by her son Matthew Sweeney.
Joanne is also survived by her brothers Robert Meek, and his wife Yvonne, David Meek, Douglas Meek, and his wife Patricia, and several nieces and nephews. Her parents, Robert and Dorothy Meek, sister Kathleen Meek, and her sister-in-law Nancy Meek predeceased her.
Joanne was a caring and compassionate woman who enjoyed caring for her family, auto racing, boating, and, through her job with the Manchester Board of Education, working with handicapped children. Joanne will be remembered for her love of wearing flip-flops, even in the dead of winter.
Calling hours will be Monday, November 29th, from 4-7 p.m. at John F. Tierney Funeral Home, 219 W. Center Street, Manchester, CT. Graveside services will be held Tuesday, November 30th at 11:00 a.m. in Buckland Cemetery, 1210 Tolland Turnpike, Manchester, CT, followed by a celebration of Joanne’s life at the Army-Navy Club on Main Street, Manchester.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Joanne’s name to the Special Olympics of Hartford.