John Miles McSweeney, formerly of New York, Greenwich, Conn., and Chappaquiddick, died Monday, Feb. 11 on the Vineyard. He was 67. John was a tall man in every sense of the word who extended his exceptional spirit, heart and character to those he knew and loved and who will miss and remember him forever. A complete obituary will appear in a future edition of the Gazette. A celebration of his life will be held on April 6 on the Vineyard. To contribute your stories of John, or for further information, please contact Victoria Haeselbarth at 508-627-4539, or email