Walter Francis Sweeney Jr., 74, of Boulder, Colorado and formerly of Staten Island, NY passed away on August 7, 2017 in Boulder. Walter was born on May 5, 1943 in Tampa, Florida to Walter and Jennie (DeFazio) Sweeney. Walter graduated from Saint Peter's High School and Manhattan College and earned a Law Degree from NYU Law School. In 1986, Walter was ordained a Deacon from Saint Joseph Seminary in New York. He worked at Our Lady of Counsel in Staten Island. After moving to Boulder in 2004, Walter worked at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church and was an instructor in the Deacon's Program for the Diocese of Denver. Kathleen and Walter were married on January 20, 1968 in Staten Island. Walter is survived by his wife, Kathleen; children, Daniel, Christopher and Maureen; siblings, Warren and Ronald; and grandchildren, Sean, Santiago and Maya. Visitation and Vigil will be on Sunday, August 13 at 7:30 PM at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church. Mass of Christian Burial will be on Monday, August 14 at 10:00 AM at Sacred Heart of Jesus. Memorial contributions may be made to The Sacred Heart of Jesus School Foundation at SHJ School Foundation, 1317 Mapleton Avenue, Boulder, CO 80304.