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John Joseph Sweet, Jr.

December 10, 1941 ~ August 24, 2022 (age 80)

Obituary

 

John (“Jack”) Joseph Sweet, Jr. went to heaven on August 24th, 2022. Jack passed away peacefully at his home with his two devoted daughters by his side. 

Jack was born and raised in Foxboro, Massachusetts to his late parents Margaret and John Sweet. He was the middle child to his late older sister and best friend Patricia O’Malley and late younger brother Robert Sweet. At age 12, Jack attended the prestigious LaSalle Military Academy in Long Island, NY for middle/high school and graduated in 1959. After high school, Jack attended Boston College. He was a proud BC Eagle and graduated in 1963 with a degree in business. His career began in the government sector and then transitioned to his life-long position as VP of Human Resources with Singer Corporation. He frequently traveled internationally for business to London, Brazil, Switzerland, Sweden, Japan, China, and Africa. He also lived in many places including Italy, New York City, Rochester, NY, Philadelphia, PA, Miami, FL, Sparta, NJ and then finally to Germantown, MD, where he spent the last 22 years. In 2002, Jack retired from BAE Systems. He met some of his closest, lifelong friends during these years and shared many memorable experiences.

Jack had a magnetic personality. He was kind, caring and very personable. Those that knew him loved his charming, charismatic demeanor. Jack was also known for his fashion and was voted “Best Dressed” in high school, an accolade that was no surprise to anyone. He had impeccable taste and took great pride in his appearance. Jack was an avid and very passionate Boston sports fan - especially the New England Patriots and Boston Red Sox. He had a love for fine wine and an exquisite meal - notably at Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse in Bethesda, MD where everyone knew him by name. Jack loved golfing with his friends, skiing the slopes, attending theater, and collecting art. He was a great dance partner and loved listening to Frank Sinatra. Jack cared deeply and had a heart of gold; he would literally give the shirt off of his back to those he loved. He was one of a kind and lived a life full of dignity and honor. Furthermore, he was an honest man and a devoted Catholic; he has definitely earned his angel wings!

Jack’s deepest pride and joy of his life were his daughters – Jacqueline and Kimberlee Sweet. He lived for his girls and was the ultimate girl dad. Jack adored being a father and took such great care of his girls. He loved taking them shopping and out to enjoy dinners together. He had a profound influence on their lives and their bond was truly special. Their connection was apparent all the way to the end where they shared many special moments before he passed.

In addition to his daughters, Jack was a proud Grandpa and Papa to his three amazing grandchildren - Aiden (15), Tyler (7) and Payton (5). Aside from his title of “Daddie” – being a grandfather was his greatest honor. Jack is also survived by his sons in laws, Derek Cunningham and Tim Roy and his ex-wife, Peggy Sweet, who he loved and cared deeply for over the last 40 years. He also leaves behind his four nephews, Johnny, Brian, Tommy and Mike Gallagher and his niece, Erin Erickson. He loved being an uncle and enjoyed visiting his family in Foxboro. There are countless others who have been influenced by Jack’s generosity and guiding light.  

Jack will be truly missed by all who knew him. The world is a lot dimmer without him here, but we all know that he will watch over us as we keep his legacy alive. A memorial service is being planned in the near future in Foxboro Massachusetts, where he will be buried with his family.  In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to a charity near and dear to Jack’s heart: Wounded Warrior Project, Susan G. Koman, or Lewy Body Dementia Association.

A Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, September 24, 2022, at 10am at St. Mary's Church, 58 Carpenter St., Foxborough, MA 02035. Burial and repass will immediately follow the service.

 

Jacqueline Sweet: 17502 Hidden Garden Ln.

Ashton, MD 20861

 

Kimberlee Sweet: 4 Saxxoney Circle

Flemington, NJ 08822

 

 

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Services

Memorial Mass
Saturday
September 24, 2022

10:00 AM
St. Mary's Church, Foxboro
58 Carpenter St.
Foxborough, MA 02035

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