Christopher Alan Sweeney

July 22, 1946 - November 30, 2011
Christopher Alan Sweeney

Christopher Alan Sweeney, 65, of Wilmington, NC, died Wednesday, November 30, 2011 at his home.

Mr. Sweeney was born in Rockville Centre, NY on July 22, 1946, the son of the late John Joseph and Ella Margaret Hathaway Sweeney. He was preceded in death by a son, Robert John Sweeney, brother, Warren William Sweeney, and also a sister, Susan Roselle Sweeney Collins.

A graduate of Cornell University, he was a retired investment banker and current investment column author. He was a member of All Saints Anglican Parish in Wilmington. He was also a member of the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution and a Mayflower descendent.

Surviving are one daughter, Gillian Sweeney McCauley of Morrisville, NC; grandson, Ian McCauley and granddaughter, Ava McCauley; brother, John E. Sweeney and wife, Carol of Springfield, VA; sister, Joan E. Sweeney DeLuca and husband, Frank of Lords Valley, PA; brother-in-law, Lawrence X. Collins of Babylon, NY; one step-son, Aubree Arias of Oviedo, FL; dear friend,

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am Monday, December 5, 2011 at the All Saints Anglican Parish , 2623 N. College Rd., Wilmington, NC by Father David Haines.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the All Saints Anglican Parish, N. College Rd., Wilmington, NC.

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Wilmington Funeral and Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403. 910.791.9099


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  • December 01, 2011
    Dawn Meland says:
    I am truly sorry for your loss. I will miss him as will a lot of people. He was like a brother to my brother and we all loved him in our own way. He is at peace now and reunited with his son, his sister, and his parents and all that went before him.

  • December 03, 2011
    Dianne says:
    Jack, Carroll, Joanie, Frank, Larry, Gillian and all who were close to Christopher, my heart felt sympathies and love at this time of his passing. Everyone comes into your life for a reason. Christopher was a big part of my life and taught me many things. The most valuable lesson was how to forgive unconditionally. Christopher had so many great qualities, his wonderful sense of humor, intelligence and always yearning to learn. I pray peace for his soul and know in my heart he is in the embrace of John, Ella, Rob, Susie and a company of angels.

  • December 03, 2011
    Tom Crowley says:
    I have known Chris since grammar school. I will miss our online discussions God bless you on your new journey tc

  • December 02, 2011
    Will McBrien says:
    Sorry to learn of Chris's passing. God Bless him and keep him. Many fond CI memories of Chris (a lot of beer was swigged in that green '58 Ford station wagon) Rest in Peace my friend.

  • December 02, 2011
    Grissel Carbonell says:
    I worked for Chris for many years and feel blessed to have known such a smart and kind man. May he rest in peace. My condolences to the family.