Richmond-Alan W. (Tink) Sweeney, 75, passed away Thursday, May 3, 2018 at his home.
He was born in Brunswick May 28, 1942 to Wesley R. and Evelyn B. Sweeney of Bath. Alan grew up in Bath and graduated from Morse High in 1962.
Alan married his love of life Brenda Sargent from Weare, NH May 24,1969.
He joined the United States Navy and served 20 years proudly retiring in April 1984 as a Mess Management Chief Petty Officer.
Alan was a Master Mason for over 50 years and was a member of the York Rite, the Scottish Rite and most of the appending bodies. His home lodge was Polar Star #114, Dunlap Commandery #5 of Bath. Alan was also member of Kora Shriners and the American Legion Post 132 of Richmond.
He enjoyed spending time with his family, cooking, cake decorating, fishing, hunting and traveling.
After retiring from the USN he decided to try different jobs until he went back to his passion of making baked goodies. Alan owned Honey Buns Bakery in Lisbon Falls 1992-1994 due to health issue had to sell and worked for the Brunswick Sewer District.
Alan was predeceased by his parents Wesley & Evelyn Sweeney and brother Donald Sweeney.
Alan is survived by his wife Brenda of Richmond, Daughter, Teena Sweeney of Bath, Son, Alan Sweeney of Guilford, CT., his Grand girls, Mia, Isabella and Eliza Sweeney of Guilford, CT., brother Robert & his wife Cheryl Sweeney of Topsham, ME. Several Uncles, Aunts, Cousins, Nieces and Nephews.
From Alan (Tink): It’s been a trip, friends.
Thank you to my family, friends and complete strangers who have made life so interesting. Bye, for now, until we meet again.
The family requests memorial donations be made to Shriners’ Children Hospital 51 Blossom St. Boston, Ma 02114 or Knights of Templar Eye Fountain 1033 Long Prairie Rd. Suite 5 Flower Mound Texas 75022
A memorial service will be Saturday, May 12th 1:00 PM at Kincer Funeral Home, Inc., 130 Pleasant Street, Richmond, ME 04357. Burial with military honors will take place on Monday, May 21st at noon at the Niche wall Maine Veterans Cemetery Civic Center Dr. Augusta, Me 04330.