ARLINGTON -- Patrick James Sweeney, 43, passed away Wednesday, July 16, 2014 in Arlington. Funeral: 1:00 p.m. Wednesday at Wade Family Funeral Home, 4140 W. Pioneer Parkway, Arlington. Interment: Moore Memorial Gardens, Arlington. Visitation: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials: Memorial Donations may be made in Patrick's name to Mission Arlington or the ASPCA. Patrick James Sweeney was born on February 24th, 1971 in Los Angeles, California. He brought love and laughter to all who knew and loved him, and his absence will be deeply felt. He attended schools in California, Oklahoma and Texas and he graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington with a B.A in History. Patrick was a lover of history, politics and world issues and he loved a great debate. He was devoted to his wife and partner of 20 years, Dawn Arriola, and they shared a passion for those less fortunate. Many organizations benefited from their commitment to community service such as Mission Arlington, Meals on Wheels, and the ASPCA. Patrick loved to travel, and he spent many happy days with his extended family in Ireland and England. Survivors: He is survived by his wife, Dawn Arriola, parents, Herbert John and Mary Sweeney, sisters Maria Colleen Sweeney and Angelique Sweeney Buchta and many beloved family members in the US, Ireland, England and Australia. Wade Family Funeral Home Arlington, 817-274-9233

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  1. I am beyond shocked, Patrick, that you have gone to be with God. Speechless!

    May God put his stong arms around your family during this painful time.

    Love you, love your family,
    Lisa

  2. Angelique and Maria- My heart is with you and I am praying for you everyday. I am sorry for your loss. Patrick was clearly loved very much by everyone. When I read about him it is very clear to me that he was a giving person who cared deeply for others. I promise you there is a special place in heaven for those who have a giving heart. I love you both deeply and will continue to pray for you and your family. Love always- Alesia

  3. Angelique and Maria, I am so very sorry for your loss. Patrick was such a sweet and smart person. I remember training him years ago on TLM and I feel lucky that I had that chance to get to know him. No words can ease your pain but just know that I am thinking of you both.

  4. patrick we miss you and always will we will always remember you in our prayers god calls only the good. say hallo to mammy and daddy when you meet them so long patrick slan abhaile (death leaves a legacy no one can heal,love leaves a memory no one can steal)lots of love

  5. Angelique and Maria,

    Please accept my condolences for brother, Patrick James. The loss of a beloved brother, is indescribable. I am so sorry.

    Kathy Byrne

  6. Angelique and Maria — Please accept my condolences on the loss of your brother, Patrick. After reading about him, now I know how special he truly was; what a wonderful, giving person.

    You are both in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  7. Angelique, I was so so sorry to hear of Patrick’s untimely passing. I always appreciated the way he reached out to me and went out of his way to help me in implementation at ADP. He was very sincere. My thoughts, prayers, and warmest regards go to you and your family.

  8. I just learned of Patrick’s passing and I am heartbroken by this bright light that has left our world too soon. My prayers and love go out to herb and Mary, Angie, Maria and his entire family. I have fond memories of Patrick from Martin High School and most recently attending the reunion in 2010 and sharing many laughs and memories with hiim and my sisters Suzanne and Stephanie at our table. . He was a gentle soul and will be missed. God Bless

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