Sandra Jean Hard Sweeney, a resident of Friendswood for 54 years, entered her Heavenly Home on Monday, November 28, 2016, surrounded by her family. Sandy was born in Houston, Texas on October 4, 1941. On November 11, 1961, she married Neil Sweeney III, at St. Christopher Catholic Church, in Houston, Texas.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles Griffith Hard and Loretta Louise Conlon Hard; twin sons, Eric and Damon Sweeney; brothers, Charles Griffith Hard and Christopher Leonard Hard; sister, Kathleen Ruth Hard; and grandson, Jonathon Hunter Krusleski.
She is survived by her husband, Neil Sweeney III; daughters, Melinda Sweeney Losack and her husband Duane, Michele Sweeney Payne and her husband Chris; son Todd Sweeney, all of Friendswood; grandchildren, Megan Krusleski, Los Angeles, Connor Krusleski, Austin, Carter and Cooper Payne, Friendswood, Evan Hicks, California; and many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and cherished friends.
Sandy loved her family and was instrumental in keeping the annual “Conlon Family Christmas Party” going, a tradition of more than 70 years.
Sandy has been a member of Mary Queen Catholic Church since 1968 and after retirement joined Mary Queen Quilting Group, where they made and distributed prayer quilts.
Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with the family on Sunday, December 4, 2016 from 4:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. with the rosary service to begin at 5:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546 (281) 992-7200.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, December 5, 2016 at 10:00 A.M. at the Mary Queen Catholic Church, 606 Cedarwood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546 with Rev. James H. Kuczynki, M.S. officiating. A reception will follow immediately after the service. A graveside service will follow at 1:30 P.M. at the Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery in Houston, TX.
Memorial contributions can be made to the American Lung Association, Donation Processing Center, PO Box 7000, Albert Lea, MN 56007-8001 or www.lung.org for research on Pulmonary Fibrosis.
Condolences may be sent to the Sweeney family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.