Sandra McSweeney

Obituary of Sandra K. McSweeney


Sandra K. McSweeney, 82, of Herkimer and formerly of North Utica,

passed away on Sunday, September 22, 2019 at St. Elizabeth’s Medical


     Sandra was born in Plattsburg, NY on February 9, 1937, a daughter of Wesley L.

and Marjorie H. (Call) Pelkey. In Plattsburg, NY on June 28, 1958 she was united in marriage to John F. (Jack) McSweeney, Jr., a blessed union of 36 years until his death on May 6, 1994.

For many years until her retirement Sandra was a teacher with the Whitesboro

School System. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Whitesboro and its church council, United Methodist Women, Whitesboro Teachers Union, and

the Broadway Theater League. Sandra loved all sports but was an avid hockey fan.

     Sandra is survived by her daughter, Lisa McSweeney and husband, Stephen Nehl,

of Herkimer, three beloved grandchildren, Alexandra Nehl, Jullanar Braick and Peter Braick

a special cousin, Barbara Napolitano, CT and many nieces and nephews.

Sandra was predeceased by a daughter and son-in-law, Lori McSweeney and Salim Braick, a brother, Dr. Wesley Pelkey and in-laws, Joan and Ken McIntosh, Janice and John Lenhardt and Michael McSweeney.

   Mrs. McSweeney’s funeral will be held on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 12:00

at Trinity United Methodist Church, 8595 Westmoreland Rd., Whitesboro.

Burial will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Whitesboro. Calling hours at the

Heintz Funeral Home, 408 Herkimer Rd., N. Utica are Thursday from 4-6.

Those so wishing may make donations to Trinity United Methodist Church

or Faith Furniture in Sandra’s memory.

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Calling Hours

4:00 pm - 6:00 am
Thursday, October 3, 2019
Heintz Funeral Home
408 Herkimer Rd.
Utica, New York, United States

Funeral Service

12:00 pm
Saturday, October 5, 2019
Trinity United Methodist Church
8595 Westmoreland Rd.
Whitesboro, New York, United States


Mt. Olivet Cemetery
70 Wood Rd.
Whitesboro, New York, United States


Donations may be made to; Trinity United Methodist Church or Faith Furniture
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