Maureen C. Sweet
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Maureen C. Sweet
  • July 16, 1931 - July 23, 2017
  • Springfield, Virginia

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Born July 16, 1931, Maureen C. Sweet passed away peacefully on July 23, 2017 after a prolonged but brave struggle. Maureen is survived by her husband of forty years, Ned Sweet and her son, Bob (Lea) Morrissey and daughters Jane (David) Tinsley and Ann (Rick) Eul plus nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. A graduate of the St. Elizabeth Hospital School of Nursing in Chicago, Maureen was active wherever she traveled with her first husband, Col. Robert Morrissey, deceased, who was a much decorated Green Beret. At both Fort Bragg and Fort Campbell she was the chairman of the Red Cross Volunteer Nurses. Later, Maureen served as a Coordinator of Maternal and Child Health at Alexandria Hospital where she met and married Ned. Upon retiring, Maureen, never one to not give back to her community, was an instructor with the Army-Navy Guild Volunteers at Inova Fairfax Hospital, as well as a Facilitator with the Smoke Stoppers Program and then active with the Fairfax Chapter of the Red Cross, serving as the Chairman of the Volunteer Program. Subsequently, following cancer surgery of which she was a 20 plus year survivor, she rejuvenated the Northern Virginia Chapter of the United Ostomy Association, serving as its President. She was also honored to become “Team Grandma” of her grandsons’ Little League and Babe Ruth baseball teams as they traveled from Pennsylvania to South Carolina. A long-time resident of Oakton, Virginia, she was an active communicant at St. John Neumann Church in Reston, serving as a member of its Linen Committee and for many years, as a Eucharistic Minister, serving both at Masses, as well as for the home-bound. Funeral services will be on August 1st, 2017 at St. John Neumann Church starting at 11 AM, with the family receiving visitors from 10-11, preceding the Mass. In lieu of flowers; contributions in Maureen’s name may be made to the charity of your choice or, better yet, perform your own act of charity to one in need.