Alberta D. Sweeney, 96, a longtime Rhinebeck resident, passed away on Wednesday, December 30th, 2020, at the First Health Hospice House in Pinehurst, NC. Born on October 24th, 1924, in Fitchburg, MA, she was the daughter of the late Ernest and Lily (Aubrey) DeLorme. Alberta married Gwynn Sweeney, Sr. on May 27th, 1950, in Annapolis, MD, and he predeceased her on April 18, 2002. In addition to raising her family, Alberta worked as an Administrative Assistant at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY, retiring at the age of 82. Previously, she worked at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD, where she met her husband. She is survived by her loving children, Elizabeth (Michael Joseph) Sweeney of Poughkeepsie, NY, Carol (Ian) Lue of Chicago, IL, and William (Nancy Morrissey) Sweeney, Jr. of Clinton Corners, NY; her grandchildren, Elizabeth Joseph, Thomas Lue, William Lue, Heather Berardo, and Lauren Karagianis; along with nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. In addition to her husband and parents, two brothers, Robert and Raymond DeLorme, and a sister, Irene Hunt, predeceased her. Mom/Grammie/Bert: fiercely independent, kind, generous, and feisty. Everything she touched was done with class and impeccable flair. From creating a home, a meal, a wardrobe, even a wrapped gift, she always added her extra touch. Her beautiful needlework creations forever leave us in awe. She was living a full and happy life right up until she wasn't. We were blessed to have her in our lives, and now our cherished memories of her will continue to guide and lift us. She was one fine lady. Graveside services and interment will be held at 1:00 PM on Monday, January 11th, 2021, at Rhinebeck Cemetery, Rhinebeck, NY. Memorial donations may be made in Alberta's memory to a local charity of your choice. Arrangements are under the direction of Burnett & White Funeral Homes, 91 E. Market St., Rhinebeck, NY. For directions, or to sign the online guest book, please visit www.Burnett-White.com.