Marilyn F. Sweeney

  • Born: September 7, 1940
  • Died: December 20, 2018
  • Location: Fort Myers, Florida

Radzieta Funeral Home

9 Hand Avenue
P.O. Box 37
Cape May Court House, NJ 08210
Tel. (609) 465-7458

Tribute & Message From The Family

Marilyn Francine Sweeney, (nee Satiritz)
September 7, 1940 – December 20, 2018

On December 20, 2018, the Angels came and carried her to paradise. After a life well lived, caring for and about everyone, and her continual, unbelievable fight, to out run her incurable heart condition, she received her eternal reward.

Marilyn attended the Cecilian Academy, class of 1959; graduated from the nursing program at Montgomery County Community College; received her BSN from Stockton University; and then her MSN in Health Care Administration from St. Joseph's University.

Marilyn loved every minute of her nursing career and was well known for supporting and encouraging every nurse she encountered. Many nurses know professional growth because of Marilyn. Her career was filled with many challenges: The Joint Commission for Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations; Director, BAYADA Nurses; VP of Clinical Operations, Mount Sinai Hospital; and most importantly of all in her view, her time as a staff nurse at Holy Redeemer Hospital in her early nursing days. Her pride and joy at the end of her career was seeing all three of her triplet granddaughters graduate from nursing school!

Marilyn believed deeply in community service, in her love of her church and in service to others. She made sure that many veterans in her area received the benefits which they deserved. She was not one to take "no" for an answer! She also was a long- time member of Cape Women's Resource, a board member of Volunteers in Medicine, President Mid Jersey Cape Rotary, President of ARN Nurses as well as a member of Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society.

Marilyn is survived by her loving husband, Edward J. Sweeney, (who she lovingly called "my Eddie") daughter, Karen M. Biederman, son, Michael I. Conway, granddaughters, Julianna, Alexandra and Veronica Biederman and Carissa Conway, brothers, Nicholas (Joanne) and Charles (Shirley) Satiritz, as well as many other nieces and nephews. Marilyn adored her children and her granddaughters and thought her greatest life achievement was her wonderful family.

Service will be held on Saturday, January 5, 2019 at Our Lady of the Angels Church, 35 East Mechanic Street, Cape May Court House, NJ. 9:00 AM Visitation, 11:00 AM Mass. In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to Volunteers in Medicine, Cape May Court House, NJ or the American Heart Association in Marilyn's name.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Marilyn was my best friend and will be truly missed by so many people she touched. She was a gem - not replaceable. Marilyn always put your needs first with an extended hand. True friends, as she was, are rare. Now, my friend, it is your turn to rest - job well done.

Posted by Audrey Coulter - Lansdale, PA - Friend   January 06, 2019

Dear Ed, Elayne and I send our deepest condolences to you and your family. We have known you for many years and know how much in love you were with your dear departed Marilyn. We share your sorrow and will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers. She was a fine lady, wife, mother and grandmother and we know she will be missed. God bless. Jim Mayrides

Posted by Jim Mayrides - Thorndale, PA - Friend   January 05, 2019

Dear Ed,

We have started to come back to Cape May recently and attend Our Lady of the Angels for Sunday Mass. Each time I remember running into Marilyn as Eucharistic Minister and then you as usher from years ago. I always wondered where life took you all.

I was saddened to read of Marilyn's passing in the Philly paper. What a beautiful picture you chose. Then I read the local AC write up: what an unbelievably strong, loving, caring person !!!

The gift she leaves you, a wonderful family, must be a blessing. I am sure she will watch over you all with the same energy she had in this life.

My thoughts and prayers for health and peace go with you.



Posted by Joanne Lechowicz - Chalfont, PA - Friend   January 05, 2019

I was saddened to hear about the loss of Marilyn. She was a colleague and friend during my time at Mt. Sinai Hospital in Philadelphia. Her positive and upbeat spirit and energy were infectious and her sense of humor a welcomed reprieve from the daily grind. My family and I extend our sympathy and condolences to the Sweeney family, may God's grace and mercy sustain you through this challenging time. Marilyns strength, beauty, and love of life still lives on in all of us. - Love Leon

Posted by Leon Smart - Fort Lee, NJ - Coworker   January 05, 2019

Dear Ed and family,
Marilyn was one of the strongest influences in my nursing career. She taught me well and I am a better person because of you. My memories of her are fond and loving. I am deeply saddened to hear of her passing and you and your family and have my most sincere condolences. Rest In Peace, my friend.

Posted by Chrisrine Albano - Tiki Islans, TX - Coworker   January 03, 2019

Marilyn was a dear friend who touched my life in so many ways! I will miss our long conversations about life, family, funny topics, and aging. We gave each other advice and direction, and always checked back for the outcomes. Marilyn, I know you are at peace with our Lord, and I don't have to ask's that working for you...Love, Carolyn

Posted by Carolyn Virelli - Cape May Courthouse and Ft. , NJ - Friend   January 03, 2019