Kathryn R. Sweeney, age 61

of Weymouth

Kathryn R. Sweeney, age 61

Kathryn R. Sweeney, age 61, of Weymouth, formerly of Hingham and Braintree, died peacefully, Saturday, April 13, 2024 at South Shore Hospital in Weymouth, surrounded by the loving comfort of her family and dear friends.

Kathryn was born in Quincy, raised and educated in Braintree. She was a graduate of Thayer Academy, Class of 1981, and Bates College in Lewiston, Maine, Class of 1985. She earned a Master’s degree in Education, specializing in counselor training, from the University of Massachusetts Boston in 1987.

She lived in Weymouth for twenty-two years, previously in Hingham, and earlier in Braintree.

Kate was a talented athlete at Thayer Academy and Bates College where she was the goalie of the women’s varsity lacrosse team.

Kate was employed as a lead vocational expert for many years. She currently worked for Vinfen Corporation in the Quincy office with the Program for Assertive Community Treatment (PACT) team where she was an influential and dedicated staff member. Kate was a caring person and showed a great deal of compassion and empathy towards those struggling with various health and social challenges.

Previously, Kate began her career working briefly at the Quincy District Court before joining the staff at Pembroke Hospital.

Kate excelled at playing cards, especially cribbage. She enjoyed collecting Coca-Cola memorabilia over the years. She was an avid fan of the Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots. She was well-known for her extensive sneaker collection, always having an appropriate pair for any occasion. She loved music and had attended many concerts, including Paul McCartney, Phil Collins, and Van Morrison. Kate also loved connecting with her college friends but most of all, she cherished the time spent with her family and close friends.

Beloved daughter of the late Richard T. and Margaret A. (Lent) Sweeney.

The youngest of five siblings, Kate was the loving sister of Richard T. Sweeney, Jr. and his wife Ornella.

Cherished aunt of Sabrina A. Daniels and her husband Brian, Laura M. DiMascio and her husband Carmine, Francis M. Sweeney, and Richard T. Sweeney III. Proud great aunt of Juliet, Lucia, Mabel, Eliana, and Luca.

Kate is also survived by her extended family, Stephen DiCenso, his wife Christine, and their family; and dear longtime friends, Charles Gentile, Barbara DiNatale, Andrea Coleman, and Debbie Kern.

Visiting hours will be held at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, on Wednesday, April 17, from 4 – 7 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in Saint John the Baptist Church, 44 School Street, Quincy, on Thursday, April 18, at 10 a.m. Interment to follow at Mount Wollaston Cemetery, Quincy.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Kathryn’s memory may be made to DOVE, P.O. Box 690267, Quincy, MA 02269.


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  • Kate
    You were the sister I never had. I will miss you terribly. There are so many great memories. How could there not be. ❤️ Loved reminiscing about our days at Thayer.
    Rest in peace my friend.

  • To Dick and the Sweeney Family, so sorry to hear of the passing of your beloved Sister and Aunt.. With our deepest condolences, The Hall Family

  • Kate has always been a champion of the down trodden. From counseling children, to the mentally ill, to battered women, to the homeless and marginal populations, she treated all of them with respect. She was never afraid to dive into messy situations and do her best for those she served.
    She took care of so many people throughout the years, and interrupted her career to take care of her dear Mother. . She never asked for help, and was reluctant to accept it. She was also funny, loving and caring of her family and friends. She was so proud of her heritage and her family. She beamed with every occasion she spent with them.Anyone who knew her is very sad right now because she is leaving a huge void in our lives. Kate now has deserving rest. Hoping that that thought is a bit of comfort for all those who love her.

  • Kate was one of my favorite student/ Athletes at TA!!
    Your smile, laughter , genuine curiosity and desire to learn more and be more made you unforgettable!
    Rest in love sweet Kate

  • I met Kate through andrea almost 40 years ago. Such a wonderful woman and friend. I truly loved watching Andrea’s and Kate’s friendship. More like family to not just andrea but doug and their children. We are so glad we were able to know you. An amazing person who gave so much to others. Prayers for all who loved Kate. She will be missed mike and thea aranda

  • My deepest sympathies to the extended Kate Sweeney family and friend circle. Though she and I didn’t see much of each other over these last few years, when we did connect it was always the same…just flat-out joyful to be around her.


    Lance, Bates ’85

  • She had the greatest smile! Katie was a beautiful and loving person in high school; I’m sure she will be deeply missed by her friends and family. Rest peacefully Katie.

  • Kate, I can’t Believe You’re gone! I keep seeing your hyper and always smiling self waiting out back to pick me up for group! I’m going to really miss you! You were a really big and essential part of my life. I’ve been through allot and you were always there for me. I’m so glad god gave us these past 5 years to get to know one another. You have helped in so many ways. I will think of your beautiful face everyday and I’ll pray for you everyday for the rest of my life. I promise to look for you when my day comes. Never say goodbye just say we’ll meet up again someday! Love you Kate! I dedicate the song ( Dancing in the sky by Danny and Lizzy) REST IN THE SWEETEST OF PEACE AND LET YOUR WINGS SOAR THROUGH THE HEAVENS! Love always Kristin XOXOXO