Madeline E. Swan

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Madeline E. Swan, 86, of Finksburg, died October 7, 2014 at the Carroll Hospice Dove House. Born September 18, 1928 in Oakland Mills, she was the daughter of the late William F. and Lucy Ellis McGrane. She was the loving wife of 66 years to Harry E. Swan, whom she married April 4, 1948. Madeline was an office manager for Sears. Prior to that she had worked at Lion Brothers. She was a 1947 graduate of Sykesville High School. She was a member of St. John Catholic Church. She enjoyed researching antiques, going to flea markets and antique stores, photography, collecting Watt Pottery, cow creamers and miniatures. She especially enjoyed being with her family. Surviving in addition to her husband is daughter Linda G. Wainer and husband Keith of Salisbury; son Neil E. Swan and wife Diane of Westcliffe, CO and their children Brigette Swan and husband Brandon and Allison Brown and her husband Richard and their children McKenna and Camden; son Curtis M. Swan and wife Jane of Westminster and their children Jennifer, Timothy and Matthew; sister-in-law of Pauline Lang and Dorothy Swan; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by brothers William McGrane and Paul Utz and by sister Betty DiClementi. The family will receive friends on Friday from 5-8 p.m. at Pritts Funeral Home and Chapel, 412 Washington Rd., Westminster. A Christian Wake Service will take place at 7:30 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be on Saturday at 10 a.m. at St. John Catholic Church, 43 Monroe St., Westminster. Officiating will be Monsignor James Farmer. Interment will take place in Evergreen Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John Catholic Church, 43 Monroe St., Westminster, MD 21157 or the Maryland School for the Blind, 3501 Taylor Ave., Baltimore, MD 21236.

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Pritts Funeral Home
412 Washington Road
Westminster, MD 21157
Published in Carroll County Times on Oct. 9, 2014
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