Marion "Bobo" Sweeney

August 20, 1935 - February 23, 2014
Marion “Bobo” Sweeney thumbnail
Malloy Funerals & Cremations Light a candle Light a candle


Marion Douglas “BoBo” Sweeney, 78, of Santa Fe, passed away Sunday, February 23, 2014 at his residence in Santa Fe, Texas.

Funeral Mass will be 10:00 am, Friday, February 28, 2014 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Hitchcock. Burial will follow the service at Galveston Memorial Park.

The family will receive visitors beginning at 5:00 pm, Thursday, February 27, 2014 at Malloy & Son Funeral Home. A rosary will be held at 6:00 pm, led by Deacon Alvin Lovelady.

Marion “BoBo” was born August 20, 1935 in Galveston, Texas. He attended Kirwin High School and excelled in many sports. While playing sports at Kirwin BoBo set records in football and was a recipient of the Billy Hempel scholarship. Bobo also received a scholarship to Hines Junior College in Pearl, Mississippi. Bobo went into business for himself and owned the Texaco station in Santa Fe and was the founder of Sweeney’s Wrecker Service. After selling his service station he worked for Little Debbie as a route salesman. BoBo played for the Galveston Old Timers Fast Pitch Softball for many years. He also coached a Girls Softball team for many years in Santa Fe. After retirement BoBo loved playing dominos with his friends at the Santa Fe Senior Citizens Hall and also spending time with his family. He also loved to talk football, baseball and basketball with anyone and everyone.

Marion was preceded in death by his parents, James Joseph Sweeney and Anita Marie Junker Sweeney, as well as an infant daughter, Mary Clarita; sister, Bridget “BeBe” Sweeney; brothers, John Joseph “Jackie” Sweeney, Sr., wife Jenie, and Patrick Lee Sweeney, wife Gloria.

He is survived by his daughter, Ellen Marie Vanier and husband Jack; sons, Douglas Lee Sweeney and wife Valorie, Donald Wayne Sweeney, and Dennis Eugene Sweeney; sisters, Willie A. “Billie” Bauer and husband, Bob; Sandra Oliver and husband, Jack; and Ruth Soler and husband, Richard; grandchildren: Douglas C. Sweeney, Crystal M. Sweeney, Amber D. Armbrister, Donald Wayne Sweeney Jr., Dennis Jay Sweeney, Dustin William Sweeney, Dariann Nicole Sweeney, Thomas Derek Vanier and Amanda M. Heos; great grandchildren: Bryson and Koltyn Armbrister; Hayden and Bryleigh Vanier and Regan Heos and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Pallbearers will be John Joseph “JoJo” Sweeney, grandsons: Douglas C. Sweeney, Thomas D. Vanier, Donald Wayne Sweeney Jr., Dennis Jay “D.J.” Sweeney and Dustin Williams Sweeney.

Honorary pallbearers will be son-in-law Thomas Vanier, Richard Soler, Jack Oliver, Bob Bauer and Pete “Butchie” Ryan, Jr.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to BoBo’s doctors at UTMB; Dr. Susan McCammon; and A-Med Hospice caregivers Stacey Villarreal, Hester Dimes and Lori Vera and all of his family and friends that came to visit.

In lieu of flowers the family has requested donations be made to the Santa Fe Senior Citizens Council.

Leave a Condolence

Life Event Timeline

Help tell the story of Marion "Bobo" by contributing to the Life Event Timeline. Upload the photo of an event...

Post an Event

Timeline for Marion "Bobo" Sweeney

Born: August 20, 1935
Died: February 23, 2014

Condolences for Marion “Bobo” Sweeney

Malloy Funerals & Cremations

Our sincere condolences.

The staff of Malloy Funerals & Cremations.


Amber posted on 11/30/-1

I will see you on the other side buddy. Thank you for always being there for me. I will save you a seat next to me when I'm watching the NFL draft this year ***Texans better pick up Manziel:) XOXOXO


Amber posted on 11/30/-1

Thinking about you:) I sure do miss you. I guess it really hasn't set in that your not here but I'm pretty sure Thanksgiving will be the wake-up call. Don't worry, I will fix you a BIG plate:) Love you bunches.


Shana Hansen posted on 11/30/-1

Thank you for always being there for us all the only PawPaw my kids have ever known.Remembering that 1,000 dollar check you wrote for your birthday :)I will always love and miss you...


Michele Burge posted on 11/30/-1

I am so sorry for your loss....Mr. Sweeney will be greatly missed. I will miss seeing him bring his clothes to the dry cleaners. His account is even listed as "BoBo Sweeney 30".....What a great man he was!!


Jeanette Mancill posted on 11/30/-1

I am so very sorry for you loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this most difficult time. Sincerely, Jeanette Mancill


JoJo & Penny Sweeney posted on 11/30/-1

We Will Miss You BOO-BOO. You were always there for me. Jo Jo & Penny


Lisa Dyer posted on 11/30/-1

Extending our deepest sympathy to you and your family.May you take comfort in knowing an angel is watching over you.