In Remembrance of Jean Shea Swift
Jean Shea SwiftScranton, PA April 10, 1923 ~ July 31, 2013 Date of Service: August 4, 2013
Jean Shea Swift, 90, of Scranton, died Wednesday in Havertown, Pa. She is survived by a loving family that will miss her dearly. She was preceded in death by her adoring husband of 61 years, the late Frank L. Swift Sr., M.D.
Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Daniel Shea and Mary Carr Shea. She had a strong religious faith and was a member of St. Paul's Church, Scranton, and the Morning Friends at Holy Family Church, Scranton, and an honorary member of Sacred Heart Parish in Havertown, Pa. She was a woman of deep faith who shared that with all those around her in a tender and meaningful way. She was a 1941 graduate of Dunmore High School and a graduate of the Lackawanna Junior College. Jean worked for a number of years at the Internal Revenue Services in Scranton.
Jean was a member of the Scranton Country Club, where she enjoyed golfing, even having achieved a hole in one on 9! With her husband and best friend, she enjoyed life to its fullest. Together they were avid skiers and Penn State fans. Most of all, her time with and compassion for her family, especially her grandchildren, is what she enjoyed best. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, neighbor and friend who will be sadly missed by all who knew her. She had a true magic for making others feel special and for taking a sincere interest in everything they had to say or do. She embodied the real meaning of "grace" in everything she did.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the many individuals who have helped, cared for or befriended her over the years. Their support was and is never-ending and tremendously appreciated.
Also surviving are her loving children, Frank Swift Jr., Ocala, Fla.; Dr. Jean Swift and partner, Ralph Rapozo, Kona, Hawaii; Daniel Swift, Dunmore; Dr. Thomas Swift and wife, Mary, San Francisco; Dr. Patrick Swift and husband, Dr. Peter Williamson, San Francisco; and Dr. Brian Swift and wife, Colleen, Havertown; five grandchildren, Kara, Anna, Danny, Emily and Katie Swift.; a brother, Daniel Shea and wife, Louise, Arlington, Va.; a sister, Marian Wolfe, Orlando, Fla.; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
The funeral will be Monday from the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home Inc., 318 E. Drinker St., Dunmore, with Mass at 11 a.m. in St. Paul's Church, Penn Avenue, Scranton. Interment, St. Catherine's Cemetery, Moscow.
Friends are asked to go directly to the church the morning of the Mass.
Friends may call Sunday from 3 to 7 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the IHM Center, 2300 Adams Ave., Scranton, PA 18509; St. Paul's Church, 1510 Penn Ave., Scranton, PA 18509; or St. Francis of Assisi Kitchen, 500 Penn Ave., Scranton, PA 18509.