Charles F. Sweeney

Charles F. Sweeney (Charlie S. from Boston) died peacefully on September 5, 2023 at Dr. Ruth McLain Hospice in Braintree. Born in Philadelphia to Vida (Shea) and Harold Sweeney, he grew up in Dorchester and Milton and was a resident of Randolph since 1977.

He is survived by his former wife, Luann (Purin), their sons Michael (Andrea) of Colorado and Joseph of Randolph, two grandsons, and numerous friends and relatives.

Charlie S. recently celebrated 55 years as a friend of Bill W. and was actively involved in local meetings, sponsorship, and service. He was instrumental in starting the first Young People’s meetings in the Boston area and attended fifty International Conferences of Young People in AA (ICYPAA) through 2019.

A Marine Corps veteran, graduate of Boston College High School and Northeastern University, he worked as an addiction counselor at major area hospitals and health centers until 1984, then worked for the US postal service as a mail handler and union steward until his retirement in 2007. He was a lifelong collector, reader, and traveler.

Funeral from the Hurley Funeral Home, 134 So. Main St. (Rt. 28), Randolph, on Friday, September 22nd at 9:15am followed by a funeral mass at St. Mary Church in Randolph at 10am. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, September 21st from 4-7pm. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Old Colony Palliative Care and Hospice or a charity of your choice. The family wishes to thank the “Midwives of the Soul” for their hospice care and Randolph's First Responders.


First Name: Brenda & Bob
Last Name: Brown
City: Naples
State: FL
Country: United States
Entry Date: 09/18/2023

Sincere condolences to the family. May he rest in peace and may your memories console you. ❤️?❤️

First Name: Jim
Last Name: Sullivan
City: Watertown
State: MA
Country: US
Entry Date: 09/18/2023

Charlie was a very nice guy, intelligent and personable. I am proud to have known him.

First Name: Edward
Last Name: Ansello
City: Midlothian
State: VA
Country: United States
Entry Date: 09/20/2023

Charlie and I were classmates at BC High and graduated together. I remember him fondly. My sympathies to his family in the loss of a good man.

First Name: karen
Last Name: smith
State: MA
Country: United States
Entry Date: 09/21/2023

charlie always tried to put you at ease he wyll be greatly missed by those that knew and loved him

First Name: Ray and Marylou
Last Name: Scaffa
City: Camden
State: NC
Country: United States
Entry Date: 09/22/2023

Although the distance between us has been far, Charlie and Luanne have been wonderful friends. We will miss Charlie dearly. We learned something every time we talked with Charlie. His wealth of knowledge and his recall were incredible. He was an honorable and loyal friend who always had your back. God blessed us all with knowing Charlie. God now wants him in His kingdom. God is the source of all hope and he will never leave our side as we walk through this challenging time. Our thoughts and prayers are with Charlie, Luanne, Michael and Family and Joe. God is with you always.

First Name: Frank
Last Name: Reidy
City: Hanson
State: MA
Country: United States
Entry Date: 09/22/2023

So sorry to hear of Charlies passing, we grew up together in Dorchester and went to school together. Lost track when they moved to Milton. Great friends, spent a lot of playtime together.

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