Jeanne E. (Schunk) Swift
Born June 29, 1942
Jeanne E. (Schunk) Swift, age 75, of New Castle, DE, passed away peacefully at home, while surrounded by her family, on Friday, August 4, 2017.
Jeanne was born in Upland, PA on June 29, 1942, and was the daughter of the late Andrew Thomas and Elizabeth (Wilkerson) Schunk. In addition to caring for her family, she made her career with Wiltex, where she worked as a garment spreader and retired after 31 years of dedicated service. Jeanne also worked for Mr. George Staple Harrington’s family for many years.
She was a longtime and active member of the Police, Fire, Rod and Gun Club, where she made many great friends. In her leisure time, she enjoyed visiting Delaware Park. A devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, Jeanne will be dearly missed by all.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Catherine DiGirolamo. Jeanne is survived by her husband of 50 years, Richard Swift; children, Patricia Stanley of Bear and Ernest (Paul) Swift, and wife, Marie of Cheswold; grandchildren, Jessica, Michael, Melissa, Sarah, Laura, Jordan, Kristen, and Pamela; great grandchildren, Cassidy Ann and Beau Michael; and faithful canine companion, Little Harper.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 11:00 am until 12 Noon on Thursday, August 31, 2017, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 12 Noon. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Jeanne’s memory may be made to Faithful Friends, 12 Germany Drive, Wilmington, DE 19804.