John X. Mc Weeney was born in New York in 1916. In Rye his family lived on Halls Lane. John served as an officer in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II.
Lieut. McWeeney Discharged
Lieut. John X. McWeeney, instructor in navigation at San Marcos Field. Texas, has received his honorable discharge from the Army. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence M. McWeeney of Halls Lane and has been in the service since Dec, 20, 1944.
His brother, Pfc. Tom McWeeney, is stationed with a medical laboratory unit in China.
THE RYE CHRONICLE Friday. October 5, 1945
John X. McWeeney, a longtime Rye resident, died Sept. 28. He was 89.
Mr. McWeeney was born Dec. 3, 1916 in New Haven, to Laurence R. and Mary McWeeney. He attended Philips Academy Andover and Yale University, before working as a business executive for a manufacturing company. Mr. McWeeney moved to Rye in 1935.
He married Marjorie Sweeney Oct. 29, 1940. They would have celebrated their 66th anniversary this month.
Mr. McWeeney enjoyed tennis, painting and the NY Times crossword puzzle.
He was predeceased by Mrs. McWeeney, who died in June. Mr. McWeeney is survived by a daughter, Baroness Shawn De Gunzburg and her husband Baron Dimitri, of London, England and Provence; two sons, John L. McWeeney and his wife Felicity, of Shelton, Conn., and David McWeeney, of Rye; eight grandchildren and six great grandchildren. He was predeceased by a son, Mark McWeeney; a daughter Marney Kennedy; and a grandson Peter Kennedy II.
A Funeral Mass was held at Resurrection Church.