Robert E. Sweet, age 84, of Wilcox Street, Warwick, died on Monday, June 23, 2014, at West Shore Health Center in Warwick. He was the husband of the late Rosemarie (Landry) Sweet.
Born in Pawtucket, one of thirteen children, he was the son of the late Edward and Eva (Laurence) Sweet, and the step-son of the late Clara Sweet. He lived in Warwick for over 65 years. Mr. Sweet was employed in maintenance with the Warwick School Department for 15 years, retiring in 1992. He was previously employed at Warwick Dye and Finishing Co.
He was a member of the Warwick Independent School Employees union, Warwick Council # 2295 Knights of Columbus, and a former member of St. Rita Church Holy Name Society. He was an avid golfer and Hi-Low Jack player.
He is survived by four daughters, Christine M. Heffernan and her husband, Richard, Ann M. Sweet, Diane M. Richard, and Lisa M. Sweet, all of Warwick; one son, Robert J. Sweet and his wife, Michelle, of Warwick; his companion, Eva Bonn of Warwick; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
His funeral will be held on Friday, June 27, at 9 a.m. from the Barrett & Cotter Funeral Home, 1328 Warwick Avenue, Spring Green, Warwick, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Rita Church, 722 Oakland Beach Avenue, Warwick. Visiting hours will be on Thursday from 4-7 p.m. Burial will be in Pawtuxet Memorial Park, Warwick.
Contributions in his memory may be made to West Shore Health Center / Activities, 109 West Shore Road, Warwick, RI 02889. www.barrettandcotter.com