Frances Velma Sweeney transitioned to her heavenly home on April 22, 2023, with her family by her side. Frances was born in Detroit, Michigan on July 30, 1932, to Boyce and Helen Grubb. At 14 years of age Frances and her three younger sisters moved to Royal Oak, Michigan. A graduate of Royal Oak Dondero High School, Frances married the love of her life, Larry Sweeney at age 18. Together they had three children, Sharron Ann, Linda Lee and Laurie Jean.
Fran was an active mother and enjoyed being a Brownie and Girl Scout leader to her daughters as well as a long-time member of the Royal Oak Women's Club. Fran worked at her father's Tri County Trucking company as a bookkeeper and treasurer. After retirement, Fran and Larry moved to Fenton, Michigan where they because active members of Fenton United Methodist Church. Fran enjoyed singing in the choir and was involved with a wonderful circle of church friends that reached out to the community with charitable acts of kindness. Not surprising, helping people was second nature to Fran. Together, Fran and Larry went on many Mission trips helping people recover from natural disasters and even assisted in building a church in Costa Rico.
Fran's last position was in the Rose Township Treasurers office where she enjoyed meeting so many of her neighbors. Fran enjoyed connecting and encouraging everyone around her.
Fran is survived by her 3 daughters, Sharron Sweeney, Linda (Joe) Papelian and Laurie Sweeney, three sisters, Beverly (late Gene) Nicholson, Sandra (Robert) Currier, Judy Aumack, many nieces and nephews, and great nieces and nephews. Fran is preceded in death by her parents, Boyce and Helen Grubb and her husband Larry Sweeney.
Visitation for family and friends will be Friday, April 28 from 5-8 PM at Sharp Funeral Home Fenton Chapel, 1000 Silver Lake Road, Fenton; and 10 AM until the time of the service at the church. A funeral service celebrating Frances Sweeney will be held on Saturday, April 29 at 11 AM at Fenton United Methodist Church 119 S Leroy Street, Fenton, with a luncheon following. Then, a celebration of life will be held Friday, June 9 at 6 PM at Camp Ticonderoga 5725 Rochester Road, Troy.
Fran was a wonderful mother, aunt, great aunt, and friend. She will be missed, and her smile will forever be imprinted in the hearts of everyone who knew her.