Memorial Service was held
on October 9, 2001
Patrick McSweeney was a framing carpenter before joining the
firedepartment in 1987. “Dollarwise you could do better, but
guys don’t do it for the monetaryvalue,” said McSweeney’s father,
Dennis, a retired fire department battalion chief. “It’s thejob
satisfaction. They are happy doing what they are doing.” The
younger McSweeney, like manyfirefighters, was a top-notch cook.
“He enjoyed being home with the kids,” said his wife,Debra.
“He would make a good meal; we just enjoyed being together.”
In addition to his wife, McSweeney is survived by his his children,
Dennis, Maggie and Patrick.