Lillian E. Sweeney

Date of Passing:

February 11, 2024

Sweeney, Lillian Eunice (Palmer), 76, of Shore Road, Riverside, died peacefully on February 11, 2024 at the St. Antoine Residence, North Smithfield, surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of Michael W. Sweeney.

Born in Central Falls, RI, a daughter of the late Robert and Lucy (Brennan) Palmer, she lived in Riverside for 37 years.

Mrs. Sweeney was a production clerk at the former Nyman Manufacturing Company, Rumford for many years. She also was a chamber made at Motel 6 in Seekonk, MA for many years.

Lillian enjoyed needle pointing and painting.

Besides her husband of 37 years, she is survived by three brothers, Michael Palmer of Rumford, Leo Palmer of Knoxville, TN and James Palmer of North Carolina and several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Robert Palmer Jr. and Mary E. Ledoux.

Her funeral service will be held on Friday February 16, 2024 in the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside at 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow in Norte Dame Cemetery, Dagget Avenue, Pawtucket.

Calling Hours are Friday morning 9 a.m. -10:30 a.m. Flowers are respectfully omitted. Contributions in Lillian’s memory to Hope Hospice & Palliative Care, 1085 North Main Street, Providence, RI 02904 would be deeply appreciated.

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  1. Lil,
    You were such a sweet, fun lady. It was my pleasure to know you.
    Please give your sister and brother-in-law a big hug from me.
    I pray you rest in sweet, sweet peace.

  2. Aunt Lil,Lydia and I will miss you so much.I enjoyed taking you on exciting road trips to Graceland, pigeon forge, and surrounding flea markets when you came to visit.we know you are now in heaven and enjoying it and will see you soon till then rest in peace, we Love and will miss you always Patrick and Lydia Palmer.

    of our
    wonderful Aunt Lill

    OF all the special gifts in life
    however great or small,to have you as our aunt was the greatest gift of all.

    May the winds of love blow softly and whisper in your ear. We love and miss you Aunt Lill.

    Deep in our hearts your life is kept to love and cherish never to be forgotten. No more tomorrows we can share but yesterdays are always there.

    A silent thought, a secret tear keeps
    your memory ever near in our hearts
    forever. xoxo

  4. It is with a very heavy heart that we had to say goodbye to you beautiful lady. Thank you for all the love and laughter you brought to our lives.May you rest in peace and know that you will always have a special place in my heart. I love you always.

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