Philip's Story

CORINTH - Philip John McSweeney, 75 of Corinth, Maine, formerly of East Hampton New York, died at home Sunday, May 29, 2016 after a year-long battle with cancer.

Born in Brooklyn, NY, on January 13, 1941 to the late Bernard and Mary (Murphy) McSweeney, Phil attended Freeport High School in Freeport, NY, before attending college at The Fashion Institute of Technology for several years. The sea was his calling, though, and instead of continuing his start in the garment industry, he preferred the deck of a dragger.

Philip, an avid outdoorsman, loved the sea and working with his hands. After spending many years as a commercial fisherman out of Montauk, NY, he worked as a general contractor for the remainder of his career before retiring to his cabin in Maine. He loved hunting and fishing. Phil was an independent, kind, generous spirit who deeply loved his family and friends, especially spending time with his grandchildren.

Phil is survived by his beloved wife Isabel of 47 years; a son, Philip McSweeney, Jr., of Florida; his daughters, Susan Coren of Ashburn, VA, and Bridget Keane and her husband, Sean, of Narragansett, RI; his grandchildren David and Sam Coren also of Ashburn, VA, and Patrick and Delaney Keane also of Narragansett, RI and his Corinth "grandchildren," Nick and Kaylee Harvey and Katie Roberts.

Relatives and friends are welcome to call from 5-7:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at Brookings-Smith 133 Center St., Bangor where funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m. Thursday, June 2, 2016 with the Rev. Grace Bartlett, pastor, First Congregational Church of Brewer, officiating. Interment will follow the service at the Corinthian Cemetery, Corinth. The family invites relatives and friends to share conversation and refreshments at the Family Reception Center of Brookings, 163 Center St., Bangor immediately following the burial. The family requests that memorial donations in Phil's memory be made to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284 or via www.dana-farber.org/gift. Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.BrookingsSmith.com
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