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Maureen Sweet

Maureen Langan Sweet

Thursday, September 2nd, 1943 - Sunday, December 29th, 2019
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Obituary

Maureen Sweet (nee Langan), age 76, of Delanco, New Jersey passed away while surrounded by her loving family on Sunday, December 29, 2019.

Maureen was a remarkable woman. Some might say, a saint on earth. Born in Bayonne NJ, to George and Paula Langan, Maureen grew up with her younger sister Georgene and attended Holy Family Academy. She and her sister moved to New York City and worked for Allen and Company. Maureen loved that city life and would often mention that if she hit the lottery, she would buy an apartment there to live it up once again.

Maureen and her sister, Georgene, were lucky enough to globetrot to see the world together in their younger days. The stories they told from their adventures would leave you in stitches from laughter.

Maureen moved to Arizona and Maryland, before settling back in New Jersey to raise her four dear children. Maureen worked for the State of New Jersey in the Division of Law and then for the Department of Transportation for over 25 years. She was beyond thrilled to finally be able to retire in 2008 to spend more time with her family.

Maureen loved her children more than life itself. If you look up the word Mother in the dictionary, you might see a picture of her. She was simply the best. She worked tirelessly to make sure they had a fantastic life, doing this all on her own.

Through the years, if you wanted to find Maureen , your best bet would be looking for her sitting on the sidelines of a sports field cheering on her children. She often laughed and said she should just sell her house and buy an RV and park it at the next sporting event, so she didn’t have to drive all over God’s creation for the next game.

Maureen loved to hit the beach for some relaxation. She would load up the kids in her station wagon, stop at her parents in Toms River to pick up some beach chairs, and take everyone to Island Beach State Park. This was one of her favorite places to be. A little bit of sun and body surfing, riding the waves in, made her so happy.

Maureen was very funny. She loved to have a good time with her family. They would anxiously await her arrival on Halloween to see what costume she had pulled together to surprise them. Her children and grandchildren would erupt in laughter as she would strut through the door, dressed up, announcing, “I’m here!”

During her retirement, Maureen loved getting back to watching her “shows”. Her children would playfully beg her to audition for Jeopardy because there was hardly an answer she did not know. She enjoyed her coffee in the mornings, catching up with her “daytime TV personalities”.

What Maureen enjoyed the most about retirement was her four granddaughters. She was the best “Grandma Maureen” to them. She would often have sleepovers, take them to her park and have lunch dates with ice cream being the main course! Maureen looked forward to her babysitting duties and her grand girls and grand dog cherished their time with her.

What will be remembered the most about Maureen was that she was a selfless, hilariously funny, smart, kind, caring and beautiful lady. She will be eternally missed by all, but especially by her children, her four “cheeky monkeys”. Mama Sweet was already an angel on Earth, so heaven should feel like home.


Maureen is predeceased by her parents George and Paula Langan; she is survived by her children, Judith Buciorelli (Albert), David Sweet, Kathleen Brownlee (Benjamin), and Karen Sweet (Jessie); dear sister of Georgene Beelitz (Gerald); grandchildren, Julia, Alexa, and Olivia Buciorelli, and Brooke Brownlee. Also survived by many nieces, nephew, cousins, family and friends.

A viewing will be held on Sunday, January 5th from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM at the Mount Laurel Home for Funerals, 212 Ark Road, Mount Laurel, NJ. Mass of the Christian burial will be celebrated 10:30 AM on Monday, January 6th at Corpus Christi Catholic Church located at 11 S Sunset Rd, Willingboro, NJ. Entombment will follow at Park View Cemetery, 25 Fostertown Road, Medford, NJ. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her memory can be made to Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice, Development Office at 5 Eves Drive, Suite 300, Marlton, NJ 08053.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Sunday, January 5th, 2020 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    When
    Sunday, January 5th, 2020 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Location
    Mount Laurel Home for Funerals
    Address
    212 Ark Road
    Mount Laurel, New Jersey 08054
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  • Service

    Monday, January 6th, 2020 | 10:30am
    When
    Monday, January 6th, 2020 10:30am
    Location
    Corpus Christi Catholic Church
    Address
    11 S. Sunset Road
    Willingboro, NJ 08046
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Monday, January 6th, 2020 | 12:00pm
    When
    Monday, January 6th, 2020 12:00pm
    Location
    Park View Cemetery at Kirby's Mill
    Address
    25 Fostertown Road
    Medford, NJ 08055
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    Services will be in the Mausoleum

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The Cornish Family

Posted at 03:09pm
In honor of the beautiful spirit of Maureen Sweet. May her positive and loving energy continue to grow.
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Randy, Gina, Tyler and Trevor Foss

Posted at 06:15pm
Our deepest sympathy with you during this difficult time. In beloved memory of your mom may this tree bring as much happiness to the Earth as your mom‘s love brought to the family.
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Michael Foss & Laurie Benson

Posted at 01:47pm
Heaven has another Angel. You will always be remembered as a loving Mother, Grandmother, and Friend. You were a blessing and will be truly missed. Our thoughts and prayers for peace to your entire family.
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Linda Murphy

Posted at 12:36pm
I worked with her for years what a sweet person. She absolutely adored her children and grand children. May she Rest In Peace and May the family be blessed and comforted during this sad sad time
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