WARREN - Verna "Jean" Swanson, 87, of Warren, died Wednesday evening (Dec. 11, 2013) at the Rouse Warren County Home, Youngsville, of a brief illness.
She was born March 10, 1926, in Gowanda, N.Y., to the late Walter and Rose Howe Mack. Jean was a longtime Warren area resident and formerly of North Warren. She was 1944 graduate of Warren High School.
A member of St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church. Jean took pride in her appearance and especially the cleanliness of her home. She enjoyed spending her summers at their cottage on Lake Erie in Portland, N.Y.
Jean is survived by her daughter, Barbara Swanson and her companion, Will Russell of Russell, and his children, Zachary William Russell of Jamestown, N.Y., and Ryan (Crystal) Russell and their children, Avalynne and Alexander Russell, all of Kennedy, N.Y; two granddaughters, Amy Punsky of Fairview, and Sara(Chad) McGuire; two great-grandchildren, Marley and Remy McGuire all of Easthampton, Mass., several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Frederick Swanson who died Nov. 8, 2003, whom she married January 3, 1945 in Warren; one granddaughter, Mary Punsky Wilson, who died Nov. 28, 2010.
Family will receive friends on Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home Inc., 304 East St., Warren, where a vigil service will be held at 7:45 p.m. Sunday.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue West, Warren, with the Rev. Richard J. Toohey, pastor, officiating. Interment will be in St. Joseph Roman Catholic Cemetery. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through Hospice of Warren County, 2 Crescent Park, Warren, PA. 16365. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com