Sarah A. Swientochowski - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Sarah A. Swientochowski

April 1, 1922 - March 18, 2016

Sarah A. Swientochowski, age 93, of New Castle, DE, passed away on Friday, March 18, 2016, surrounded by her loving family.

A native Delawarean, Sarah was born in Wilmington on April 1, 1922, a daughter of the late Frank and Mary (Selvaggi) Barilo. She worked as a production line worker for Continental Can Co. in Wilmington for 26 years and later retired from National Vulcanized Fiber Co. in Wilmington in 1988 after 15 years of dedicated service.

Since 1955, Sarah was member of Holy Spirit R.C. Church in New Castle. She enjoyed weekly excursions to Delaware Park.

In addition to her parents, Sarah was preceded in death by her husband Joseph F. Swientochowski, Sr; siblings, Christine Vincent and Nicholas Barilo; and granchildren, Anthony Martin and Joanna Quesenberry. She is survived by her children, Barbara Morris (Charles) of Fenwick Island, Georgianna Riley (Paul) of Wilmington, Joseph Swientochowski, Jr. (Karen) of New Castle, and Deena Stackhouse (Robert) of New Castle; sister, Marie Rittenbaugh of Whittier, CA; 9 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren; sister-in-law, Therese Barilo of Wilmingon; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A visitation for family and friends will be held on Tuesday, March 22, 2016, at Holy Spirit R.C. Church, 12 Winder Rd, New Castle, DE 19720 from 10:00 am until 11:00 am followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 am. A committal service will be held at 10:00 am on Monday, March 28, 2016, at the chapel of Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Holy Spirit Parish at the address above.


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  • Barb,

    Deepest sympathy with loving thoughts and prayers for you and the family. We know she continues to smile down on all of you as she did when the Lord took her home.

    Love and Hugs,

  • Hi George and Family:

    I am sorry to hear of the passing of your loved one, Sarah. I’ve met your mother Sarah several times through George and she was a very sweet, gentle person. Georgianna and I have been friends for several years and the stories about your mother explains how great of a woman she was. May God continue to bless you as you prepare to say goodbye to your love one, the memories will last a life time!. Continued blessings on your family. Love you George, Janine Howie (colleague and friend)!

  • Deena and Family,

    Deena I remember you Mom through my teenage years. Sara was a very sweet lady that always made me laugh. Every time I saw your Mom she was ironing clothes, sheets, pajamas. Sara had a great sense of when you and I were up to something. Mom was very sensitive to the spirit world as you and Stephanie are too. Family will always stay together in spirit and some day you will see Joanna again. Hopefully not too soon. Always remember the good times with family and any other times is just a learning experience. No one said life would be easy (A quote from Theresa Lyons) from the good old days. Live/Love/Laugh and now it is time for you to take care of yourself since you spent a lot of time taking care of everyone else. Deena you have a great loving spirit and I am so happy to be one of your friends.

    Joyce Peteah