Mary Lynn Sweeney

Resided in Escanaba, Michigan
Died July 22nd, 2018

Mary Lynn Sweeney, 68, of Escanaba, passed away on Sunday, July 22, 2018, at Christian Park Healthcare Center.

She was born in Escanaba on January 14, 1950, the daughter of G. Robert and Elaine (Martell) Anderson. She was raised in Escanaba and graduated from Escanaba High School in 1968 and from Northern Michigan University in 1972.

On October 15, 1973, Mary married John Sweeney in Escanaba. Together they celebrated 44 years of marriage.

For many years Mary was the Housing Director at Harbor Tower before retiring due to health reasons.

Mary loved to read, knit and do cross stitch.

She is survived by husband, John; siblings, Patti Kramb, Kathy Hess, and Dave Anderson; 2 god daughters, Zoe and Sophia Gibbs; 7 nieces and nephews; 10 great nieces and nephews; and 3 cousins.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents, Elaine and George; mother and father in law, Edla and Stephen Sweeney; niece, Olivia Cohen; and cousin, Tim Minicucci.

Private graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family.

Burial will take place in Holy Cross Cemetery.

A message of condolence may be directed to the family by visiting

The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the Sweeney family.

8 Tributes to “Mary Lynn Sweeney”

  1. Sorry to hear of your loss. I knew Mary Lynn from Harbor Tower and Christian Park Center, and she was always a wonderful person to talk with. Very friendly and always kind to me. I also know that Heaven is a great place, and she will enjoy it there.

  2. Mary you are loved by so many and we will all miss you !! I remember you telling me how much you loved Toby (my son) and always said to come visit anytime and loved that i would give you pics you are truly missed by many and we all love you …. it’s never goodbye it’s “I’ll see you soon thAn “

  3. Mary was a fellow classmate Class of 1968. Even though our paths have not crossed over the years, I will always remember all the good times we had. Lots of laughs in the common area during high school and bombing Ludington Street. Rest in peace dear friend. My sympathies and prayers are extended to those around her. Virginia Petersen (Swanson)

  4. John, I was surprised and saddened to read of the passing of Mary Lynn. Always enjoyed our chats on the phone, she loved and worried about you so much. May she rest in our Lords loving arms. Peace to you and all of your family.

  5. David,
    Sorry to hear of the loss of Mary. She really enjoyed your visits. You could see how happy she was when you were there or how excited she was when you were coming. I enjoyed taking a few minutes to visit with her because she was a person that I could converse with when I needed it. I was with her through her ups and downs. She touched a lot of peoples hearts over the years. I will remember her hunting season when you would come by with some of your hunting rewards.
    My deepest sympathy goes out to you and the family. Will remember Mary in my prayers.

  6. David,
    I am sorry to hear of the loss of Mary Lynn. She was a person that I could take a few minutes and talk to when I needed too. She was so happy to tell me when you were coming to visit her and you could see in her face how happy and proud she was of you when you were sitting with her. We both enjoyed your hunting rewards and I will remember you at hunting season. I was with her and worked with her through her ups and downs. I will remember the family and Mary Lynn in my prayers. May she rest in peace.

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