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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.

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  • Aunt Jeanne,
    You were such an important part of my childhood and so many of my favorite memories include you and Uncle Richard. We will all miss you so very much. I would loved to hear your voice one last time and your big “I love you”. You are an incredible mother, grandmother, and aunt to so many woman who learned so much from you. You were a role model in many ways. Who is going to make me baby Lima beans the way you used to? Only you could get me to eat them….made with love!! Look over all of us and especially our Andrew. He needs another angel and I know you’ll watch over him and protect him. We love you so much.
    Robin and family

  • It was always so nice seeing you Janie you always had a smile and friendly hello . Rest in peace You will be missed but we know that God has another angel.

  • May you rest in peace, i love you with all my heart, you are the best grandmother a girl could ask for. xoxo ❤️

  • Jean will surely be missed. She was a wonderful person and friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time of sorrow.

  • Dear family of Jeanne,

    I want to offer my sincere condolences for your loss. It’s always hard when we lose someone whom we loved very much. I wanted to share a comforting hope from the bible with you. It’s found at John 5:28,29 which says-“Do not be amazed at this for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out”. We have the prospect of seeing our dead loved ones alive again! I hope your family finds comfort in this difficult time.

  • A BEAUTIFUL ANGEL SOARED THRU THE SKIES AND EARNED HER WINGS MANY TEARS HAVE FALLEN SINCE THAT DAY WE WILL MISS ALL THE PHONE CALLS ,THE HOLIDAY DINNERS ,THE STORIES YOU AND DAD SHARED AND MOST OF ALL WE WILL MISS YOU FROM THE RAINBOW BRIDGE TOO THE PEARLY GATES DANCE THAT IRISH JIG UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN R.I.P. WE LOVE YOU AND DEFINITELY MISS YOU HUGS AND KISSES FOREVER AND ALWAYS PAUL,MARIE AND JORDAN

  • grandma, where do i start….. its hard for me to accept the fact that your gone, you were an amazing grandmother and a wonderful role model. you were a beautiful person inside and out and i love you very much. i will cherish the ears i spent with you and i promise ill make you proud, i miss you so much, but im glad your finally at peace. rest in peace grandma, i love you.

  • grandma, where do i start….. its hard for me to accept the fact that your gone, you were an amazing grandmother and a wonderful role model. you were a beautiful person inside and out and i love you very much. i will cherish the years i spent with you and i promise ill make you proud, i miss you so much, but im glad your finally at peace. rest in peace grandma, i love you.