Mary Ann Schwalbe
Mary Ann Schwalbe (nee O’Connor), age 77, of Hartford, passed away unexpectedly to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on May 5, 2013.
Mary was born November 29, 1935 in the Town of Erin on the O’Connor family farm to George and Dorothy O’Connor. She was united in marriage to Charles Schwalbe at Holy Hill in Hubertus. They were married 42 years.
She worked as the Washington County Deputy Clerk of Probate Court for 10 years and she also worked for over 25 years as the parish secretary at St. Kilian Catholic Church in Hartford.
Mary enjoyed spending time with her family. They were the love and light of her life. She was a gentle, kind soul and we will miss her forever. Grandma’s new address is: Heaven.
Mary was the beloved wife of Charles John Schwalbe; loving and devoted mother of her “twins”, Michelle (Andrew) Radish and Christopher Schwalbe; proud grandmother of her precious grandchildren, Joseph, Nicholas, Maria, and Benjamin; two sisters, Carolyn Scheerer and Patricia O’Connor; one brother, Jerome O’Connor; four sisters-in-law, Gail (David) Guenterberg, Jeanne Schwalbe, Virginia O’Connor and Diane Brose; aunt Lorraine Lackas; further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents, George and Dorothy O’Connor, brother, Edward O’Connor, twin brother and sister O’Connor, two brothers-in-law, Vincent Scheerer and Wayne Brose, and aunt Althea Bernd, who Mary shared a special friendship with because they had the same birthday, 11 years apart.
Mass of Christian Burial for Mary will be Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. at St. Kilian Catholic Church, 264 W. State Street, Hartford, with Fr. David LaPlante officiating. The family will greet relatives and friends on Thursday at the church from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. .
Interment will be directly after the Mass of Christian Burial at St. Kilian Cemetery in Hartford.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated.