Peggy Sweeney

peggy sweeney
Peggy Murphy Sweeney, 82, passed away peacefully on November 10, 2015. She was born on February 23, 1933, to Mary (McGillic) and Jerome Murphy.  She grew up in Mandan, ND, and Fargo, where she graduated from Sacred Heart Academy.  Peggy attended North Dakota State University and served on the inaugural Board of Directors of Riverview Place, Fargo. Peggy married Larry Sweeney on February 19, 1955. They lived in Fargo where they raised six children.  Peggy will be remembered for her caramel rolls, world-wide travel, and great bridge game.  She will be terribly missed by her family and friends, to whom she was devoted and with whom she built a lifetime of cherished and lasting memories. Peggy is survived by her six children, Kathleen (Dirk) Swart, Eden Prairie, MN; Kevin (Robin) Sweeney, Moorhead; Michelle Powers, Fargo; Michael (Kathryn) Sweeney, Bloomington, MN; Lisa (Luke) Litteken, Highlands Ranch, CO; and Margaret Hines, Fargo; 18 grandchildren, Alexandra Tillotson, Aaron Swart, Jonathon Swart; James Sweeney, Kate Sweeney, Ally Carey, Tessa (Andrew) Larson; John, Matt, and Ian Powers and Mike (Lisa VanDierendonck-Powers) Powers; Billy, Elizabeth, and Charlie Sweeney; Elsa and Ethan Litteken; Jennifer and Troy Hines; and four great grandchildren, Ayden Ackerson; Henley and Kaelyn Powers; and James Green. Peggy is also survived by brother-in-law, Tom Bogan, and sisters-in-law Donna and Lenore Sweeney and Barb Murphy.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Larry Sweeney, and her parents; brother, James Murphy, and sister, Joan Bogan; brothers-in-law Gene, Mark, and Donald Sweeney; and sister-in-law Millie Sweeney. Memorials are preferred to Nokomis Child Care Center (Village Family Service) and St. John Paul II Catholic Schools Network. The funeral will be held at 2:30 PM Monday, November 16, at Nativity Church in Fargo.  There will be visitation at 4 PM with a prayer service at 5 PM Sunday, November 15, at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.  Burial will be at Holy Cross South Cemetery, Fargo, following the funeral.

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  1. Dear Sweeney’s,
    May Peggy have eternal joy and peace with our God and her legacy of love and faith live on in all of you. She lived life and loved life and now lives for eternity with the God she served and loved. May God give you all His comfort and peace.

  2. Dear Kathy, Kevin, Michelle, Mike, Lisa & Margaret, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your Mother Peggy Sweeney. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. With love and hugs, Sheila Foss

    A person that departs from this earth need truly leaves, for they are still alive in our hearts and minds, through us, they live on.

  3. Mike,

    I am very sorry to hear of the death of your mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Gary Fischer

  4. I’m very saddened to hear about Peggy’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

  5. Dear Lisa,
    This is Lisa Nicklawsky Foss…I just saw on facebook that your mom had passed. So sorry for your loss. I saw that your mom made world famous caramel rolls…I remember her lemon cake that you would bring when you came to our lake cabin in Park Rapids. I still have the recipe and make it frequently. I remember her C Chip cookies too. I have found memories of us sliding down the stairs at your house in Fargo. I remember that she was not too happy with us doing that. I remember her sitting at the kitchen table smoking a cigarette and drinking coffee when I would play at your house. She always had a nice smile and a kind hello. May she rest in peace.
    Sincerely, LIsa

  6. Good-bye Peggy. I’m your old neighbor on Park Drive. You had so much energy and faith. I remember one day you had a block party and I came to help. You were calmly slicing tomatoes while your front yard was filled with people. Purposely you worked arranging the plate using your “entertaining” skill. The party and your life was a success. Blessings. Gini Duval

  7. Michelle and family, I am so sorry to hear that Peggy passed. I always enjoyed her positive attitude at our Saturday meetings. She will be greatly missed!!! My sympathy is with you at this time of sadness. As ever, Marvyl

  8. Michelle,

    Just learned of your mom’s death. I am so sorry for your loss. Know that you and your family will be in my prayers and are in my thoughts.

    Kathy Lynch Ashe.

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