Deptford – Surrounded by her loving family, on September 28, 2020, Reta passed away peacefully at home. Age 81. (nee Magoun). Formerly of Woodbury and Cape May. Loving wife of 20 years to the late Edward J. Sweeney, Sr. Cherished daughter of the late Thatcher Magoun V and Mary “Molly” Stewart. Loving mother of Craig Hartman (Donna), Mark Pinero, Thomas Pinero (Janette), Jeffrey Pinero (Kelly), Terri Netz (Bruce), Kellie Blymer, Daniel Sweeney, and Sean Sweeney. Predeceased by her son Luis David Pinero (surviving Sam), stepson, Edward J. Sweeney, Jr. (surviving Sarah), and granddaughter Katie Sweeney. Beloved Sister of Thatcher Magoun VI (Nina). Cherished grandmother of Gwen Foerster (Tim), Craig Hartman (Natalie), Jason Netz (Lyndsey), Jesse Netz (Nichole), Kari McElduff, Alexandra Pinero de Rivera (Steve), Carlie Sweeney, Jenai Gonzales, Veronica Pinero Nurdin (Halim), Brandon Sweeney, Kyle McElduff (Crystal), Chloe Pinero, Julia Money (Anthony), Sarah Adams, Olivia Blymer, Jason Adams, and Riley Blymer. Beloved great-grandmother of sixteen great-grandchildren.
Reta received her bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from Thomas Edison State College and was a graduate of the last class of Philadelphia General Hospital School of Nursing. She retired as Nursing Supervisor at Episcopal Hospital in Philadelphia. Reta was the former president of the Cape May County Art League.
Relatives and friends are invited to her visitation on Saturday, June 26, 2021, from 10 to 11 AM at St. Mary’s R.C. Church, 426 Monmouth St., Gloucester City. Mass of Christian Burial 11 AM in the church. Entombment will follow in New St. Mary’s Cemetery Mausoleum, Bellmawr.
In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to The Amedisys Foundation, 3854 American Way, Suite A, Baton Rouge, LA 70816 or online at www.amedisys.com/about/foundation/ Please write in the memo: Margaret C. Sweeney.
Condolences and Memories may be shared at www.mccannhealey.com under the obituary of Margaret C. Sweeney. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME, Gloucester City Ph:856-456-1142