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Anne Swift

Anne D Swift (DeVico)

Saturday, June 6th, 1925 - Monday, May 25th, 2020
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Obituary

THE CASEY FAMILY IS HONORED TO BE CARING FOR AND ASSISTING THE FAMILY OF ANNE D. SWIFT

“Enjoyed her public life and volunteer interests”


WATERBURY – Anne DeVico Swift, age 94 of Waterbury, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 25, 2020 at LiveWell of Plantsville CT after a brief illness. She was the devoted wife of the late H. Robert Swift who shared over 50 years of life together.

Anne was born June 6, 1925 in Waterbury the daughter of the late Vincent and Anna (Bellina) DeVico. She was a lifelong resident of Waterbury and was a graduate of Wilby High School. For Anne, leading a public life, stated early, as in May of 1945, her boyfriend, Cpl Angelo D’Agostino a member of a bomber squad in Italy, christened his plane, “Waterbury Annie” in her honor and the event was noted by the Waterbury newspaper on May 6, 1945. Anne loved to travel, going to Italy and Europe six times with many cruises to the Caribbean in between. Throughout her life, she actively volunteered for many organizations, starting with “The Y Wives” as a newly-wed, the Madonna Guild of SSPP church, the Cancer Society, Triad, and as secretary for the Italian Heritage Society until its demise. She was also the “Grand Mum” of the Mattatuck Red Hat Society for many years. Anne worked hard as a book-keeper since graduating from high school, starting at Farer News, the CR&L Bus Lines, Veneziano’s and the Popular Markets and as a personal secretary to Milton Greenblat of Pik-kwik stores. When Mr Greenblat retired Anne went to work at the Waterbury office of the IRS, only retiring at age 72, when her beloved husband was diagnosed with lung cancer. After Bob’s death, she became very active in the Mattatuck Senior Center, then housed in the SSPP convent, and spent many happy years as the President. When the new East End Senior Center opened, she joined with great enthusiasm and happily spent five days a week there in the company of her beloved friends.

When Ken Burns was doing research for his documentary, ‘THE WAR”, Anne was interviewed numerous times, supplying him with many pictures and anecdotes of war time life in Waterbury, and how she met her sailor from Indiana in New York City on New Years Eve. Anne played a very important role in the movie and attended the Premier as Mr. Burn’s guest. Her voice-overs and filmed interviews are precious to her family. Anne lived independently, still able to drive until age 92+ when senile dementia crept into her routine, She spent some time at The Village of East Farms, then, last May, moved to LiveWell of Plantsville, where she made many friends and was given excellent care and companionship until the very end. The family wishes to sincerely thank the excellent staff who loved and cared for Mom, especially throughout the Covid-19 crisis. They are our angels and will not be forgotten.

Left to honor Anne’s legacy and cherish her love and memories are her daughters, Carol Ann Laferriere of Waterbury and Robin Flanagan and her husband, Bill of Port Orange FL, her son, Donn Swift and his wife, Nancy of the Villages in FL, her sister, Helen Ficeto and her brother, Vincent DeVico ,both of Waterbury. Anne was blessed with several grandchildren and great grandchildren; Jennifer and Xan Spencer and their children; Cullen and Maryn and Jesse Dick of NC, Beth and Dave Long and their sons; Eli and Max of PA, Kelly Dick and Daniel Swift of FL, Anna and Simon Tabke of GA, Becky and Dan Wertz of Maine.

Due to government restrictions funeral services for Mrs. Swift will be limited to a graveside committal service on Friday, May 29, 2020 at 12 noon. Immediate members of the family will be permitted outside and all of those others present may view the services from the privacy of their own car via webcast services. A Memorial Mass for Mrs. Swift will be scheduled at Mary Mother of the Church Parish, SS Peter and Paul Church as soon as regulations permit and will be announced publicly. Casey’s Eastside Memorial has been honored to assist her family during this most difficult time. Please remember Anne and her family in your thoughts and prayers. Memories endure only if you share then so you are encouraged to leave a condolence, words of comfort or a personal memory with the Swift family on Anne’s tribute page at www.eastsidememorial.com.
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Service Details

  • Service

    Friday, May 29th, 2020 | 12:00pm
    When
    Friday, May 29th, 2020 12:00pm
    Location
    Calvary Cemetery
    Address
    2324 East Main St
    Waterbury, CT, CT 06705
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    Officiant
    Rev. John Lavorgna
  • Interment

    Location
    Calvary Cemetery
    Address
    2324 East Main St
    Waterbury, CT, CT 06705
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Dwight Gregory andGregory

Posted at 04:28pm
Ann Swift,
We knew ANN FROM THE Waterbury SENIOR center and were on several senior trips with her, She was such a lovely lady, always a pleasant and friendly person. WE missed seeing her at the senior center And will keep her in our thoughts and prayers.
Our sincere condolences to all her family. Dwight and Janice Gregory.





KJ

Kathy Noonan Jr.

Posted at 01:26pm
Kathy Noonan

Dear Anne's family,

My name is Kathy Noonan Jr. Your Mom was very good friend s with my Mom, Kathy Noonan. They worked at the IRS. They continued to be good friends after their retirement. THey went to the quarterly IRS retirement luncheons and many dinners in Waterbury. I was so sorry to hear about her passing. I had heard from Annie Pringle that she wa at East Farms Village. I was surprised to hear that she was at Live Well. My mom went there 4/15 and passed 3/5/19 - just a couple of months before Anne got there. Wished they were able to be together. My Mom was on 1Br oom 306. It is a great place - such wonderful people. Anne actually called me at the beginning stages of my Mom's illness to say that she was worried about her and that she was not herself
My sisters and I offer our condolences to your family.
With Sympathy,
Kathy , Diane and Karen Noonan
would love to know what floor your mom was on
knoonan624@sbcglobal.net
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douglas codianni 203-754-6257

Posted at 09:27am
I've known Anne only since I've been attending the wtby senior ctr. I liked her right away not only because she seemed to take an interest in me but in others also. It seemed like it came naturally. She was very interesting to talk to because of all her experiences and she loved America; thus I enjoyed her war stories - I heard too few of them. I enjoyed listening to Anne comment on what was going on around her (mostly to her lady friends - of which there were Many.) It was laced with humor and sarcasm - and that was not only OK, it was entertaining. She'd invite me to her lunch table which was the most popular table and maybe the only one with a waiting list!. Last I knew a close-up picture of Anne is in the sen.ctr. hallway and theres a little story behind that. I was there that day. God bless Anne - it would be real nice if more people in this country had her attitude.
My best to her family always - Doug Codianni

Linda Briggs

Posted at 06:32pm
ROBIN, BILL, AND THE ENTIRE SWIFT FAMILY,

MY SINCERE CONDOLENCES ON THE PASSING OF YOUR MOTHER. YOU DID AN EXCELLENT OBIT. I HAD TO READ IT TWICE SO I COULD FOLLOW ALL OF HER ACCOMPLISHMENTS IN LIFE. I'M SURE SHE WILL BE MISSED BY ALL. AGAIN MY SINCERE CONDOLENCES.

RON BRIGGS SR.


WHOEVER WROTE THE OBIT DID
EXCELLENT. I HAD TO READ IT TWICE TO FOLLOW ALL SHE ACCOMPLISHED IN LIFE. I'M SURE SHE WILL BE MISSED BY ALL. AGAIN MY SINCERE CONDOLENCES.




PL

Penny Litke

Posted at 04:46pm
Aunt Anne was the cornerstone of our family. She was a remarkable who I admired and loved with all my heart. She will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to her children and grandchildren.
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