On Saturday-10- October Mr. Edward P. Sweeney of Bogota passed away. Owner of the New Horizon Financial Corporation Mr. Sweeney will be known for is his work with the Students of Bogota. Using New Horizon as an extra classroom he trained and mentored many Bogota High School Seniors, while introducing them into the world of Finance. Some of his proteges would stay with him at new Horizons, while others would move on to start careers on their own. He was informed recently that he was nominated and elected Bogota Citizen of the Year, an honor he cherished and was excited to receive.
The biggest part of Mr. Sweeney legacy will be his devotion to the Student Athletes of Bogota. From his sponsoring of Little League teams, to coaching St. Joseph's basketball and his donations to the Bogota High School Sports and Academic with his scholarship programs. Mr. Sweeney was a constant fixture at many Varsity Home games. Either stationed at the East End Zone of Feigel Field, or in the Front row at Speary Gym Ed would always be available to talk or just say hello. He would allow a brief question about businesses, as long as it did not distract him from watching Bucs player during their games.
Viewing will be held at Petrik Funeral Home 140 Palisade Ave, Bogota, NJ 07603, Thursday-15-October from 2:00p – 8:00p.
Funeral Mass will be held at St. Joseph’s Church 115 E. Fort Lee Rd. Bogota NJ at 11 am. Due to Covid-19 Restrictions, and Ed’s wishes to protect everyone, the Funeral Mass will be limited to 100 invited guests. The Family requests that, as much as everyone loved Ed, only those invited show up to the Church. The family will be honored to welcome everyone to the viewing.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to St. Joseph’s Parrish Food Pantry 115 East Fort Lee Road Bogota NJ 07603.
The Funeral Mass will be Live Streamed on St. Joseph Bogota Facebook Page.
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