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Dolores Sweetman

Obituary of Dolores Sweetman

Dolores Sweetman, age 93, passed away peacefully in North Cape May on November 2, 2021. Dolores was born in Louisville, Kentucky on November 27, 1927. She married Sidney in 1944 and then moved to Sea Isle City in 1946. She and Sidney acquired and operated Sweetman’s Market in 1963, a well known family store in Townsends Inlet (Sea Isle). The U.S. Postal Service had an office in the store and Dolores became the Townsends Inlet postmaster as well as operating the store with her husband and two daughters. Dolores later transferred to the Sea Isle City Post Office as postmaster. She retired in September 1990. She then began a life of travel, golf, and enjoying a winter home in Naples, Florida. She was very proud of her daughters Dauna and Gail who settled close to Sea Isle, enabling numerous family dinners and social occasions throughout the year. Dolores was highly regarded by all who knew her. She was an enthusiastic, tireless worker, greatly admired for her humor and sense of fair play. She was especially known for her wit and demeanor. Dolores will be greatly missed by her daughters Dauna E. Force of Ocean View and Gail Knight (Douglas) of Haddonfield. Dolores was predeceased by her husband, Sidney, and grandson, Thomas W. Force. A graveside service will be held on Monday, November 8th at 12 Noon at the Calvary Baptist Cemetery in Ocean View. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the charity of your choice. For condolences to the family, visit

Graveside Service

12:00 pm
Monday, November 8, 2021
Calvary Baptist Cemetery
2373 Route 9 North
Ocean View, New Jersey, United States