Dr. Eric Sweeney Death | Passed Away | Obituary
Eric Sweeney Death – Dead: A great loss was made known to InsideEko. Eric Sweeney was an Irish composer, organist, and educator, he passed away in his home on July 21. Eric played a major role in establishing the BA (Hons) Music programme at WIT and led the course from 1981-2011.
As friends and families of the deceased are mourning the passing of their loved and cherished Eric Sweeney.
Having heard about this great loss, the family of this individual is passing through pains, mourning the unexpected passing of their beloved.
This departure was confirmed through social media posts made by Twitter users who pour out tributes, and condolences to the family of the deceased.
We were very saddened to hear the news yesterday of the passing of Dr Eric Sweeney. For many years the band worked with Eric in his capacity as organist and choirmaster in Christchurch Cathedral for religious services, Songs of Praise and the Civic Carol Service.
He was a gentleman to work with and we will always remember fondly the beautiful combined organ and brass sounds of the Willocks Christmas Carols ringing throughout Christchurch Cathedral. Our sympathies to Eric’s wife Sally and family at this time. May you rest in Peace Eric.
The death of Dr Eric Sweeney (1948-2020), who was Head of Music at WIT from 1981 to 2010, has been greeted with deep sadness throughout #Waterford’s cultural community, writes Dermot Keyes.
We are very saddened to hear of the passing of Dr. Eric Sweeney (Waterford). Eric adjudicated for us many times over the years and was an absolute gentleman to deal with. He will be greatly missed. Sincere condolences to all his family. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam dílis..
It is with great sadness that I’m am notifying you of the death of Irish composer, organist, and educator Dr. Eric Sweeney (1948-2020) who passed away in his home this morning. Eric played a major role in establishing the BA (Hons) Music programme at WIT and led the course from 1981-2011. Codladh sámh
Very sad news today! Irish composer, organist and educator Dr. Eric Sweeney (1948-2020) passed away this morning. Eric was an inspirational and formidable figure who influenced so many aspiring composers and musicians in WIT. He played a major role in establishing the music degree programme there and was course leader for 30 years. Codladh sámh Eri
Very sad news today to hear that Dr.Eric Sweeney, composer, organist, educator and all ‘round exceptional gentleman and inspirator has passed away this morning. Fabulous memories of studying under him and benefiting hugely from his guidance, creativity, expertise and overall genius. Thanking God that I made our reunion in October 2017 where we met Eric and he delighted in hearing where we had all ended up, what we were doing and about our journey in music so far. Thank you Eric. You made the journey very colorful and we were all the better for our time spent with you. Rest peacefully now.
We are still working on getting more details about the death, as family statement on the death is yet to be released.