Ernest F. "Ernie/Gus" Sweeney, 92, of Johnston passed away July 20, 2013. He was the husband of the late Constance "Connie" C. (LeBer) Sweeney who passed away April 3, 2013.
Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Thomas and Edith (Ayers) Sweeney.
Ernie was an Engineer for N.E. Telephone for 35 years before retiring. He was a WW II Army Veteran, a member of the 243rd Field Artillery Battalion and an avid New York Yankee fan, much to the chagrin of the rest of his family. He loved to travel and spend time with family and friends. He will be missed by all.
He was the father of Michele Hiltunen and her husband Robert and Patricia Beckerman and her husband Brian; loving grandfather of Devin Hiltunen and brother of the late Thomas Sweeney and Edith Waldraff.
His funeral with visitation will be held Wednesday between 11:00am – 12:00 pm in the ROMANO FUNERAL HOME, 627 Union Avenue, Providence, followed by a service in the funeral home at 12:00 pm. Burial with Military Honors will follow in St. Ann Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the
, 146 Clifford Street, Providence, RI 02903. www.romanofuneralhome.com.