Maureen Swab

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 am
Saturday, October 28, 2023
St. Mary's of the Assumption Church
47 Syracuse Street
Baldwinsville, New York, United States

Obituary of Maureen "Rene" Moore Swab

Maureen Swab passed away peacefully on Monday, October 2, 2023 at the age of 81, after years of increasing challenges due to Parkinson's disease, followed by a brief hospitalization which revealed pancreatic cancer. John, her loving husband of 56 years, managed her care at home right up until her last days, a gift she deeply appreciated. Through it all, she maintained the loving, witty, generous spirit that touched so many throughout her life.


Rene was born September 13, 1942 in Geneva, NY to Theresa and Richard Moore. She met John working as a secretary at General Electric in Syracuse, where he worked as an Engineer. They married in 1967, moved to Baldwinsville, NY and had three children, Christopher, Jennifer, and Daniel. Rene was an active member of St. Mary’s parish, volunteered at St. Mary’s School where her children attended, and she later worked there as a secretary. She loved being around kids, and they were drawn to her warmth, humor, and kindness, just as her neighbors and friends were.


Rene was creative, enjoyed decorating, crafting, and even started her own “candy bouquet” business. She and John moved to Webster, NY in 2007 and gave much of their time and attention to their grandchildren. They enjoyed spending winters in Florida with wonderful family and friends, and traveled around the US and Europe. In Webster, Rene volunteered with animal rescue, was a member of St. Paul’s Church, and supported her kids and grandkids in all their endeavors.


Maureen is survived by her husband, John, her three children, Chris (wife Lisa), Jen (husband Jack DeGrace), and Dan (wife Sanya), her sisters, Kathleen Westfall and Vicki Fricke, and her grandchildren, Ashley, Sam, Tessa, Kristen, and Collin. Friends are invited to her Funeral Mass on October 28 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary's Of The Assumption, 47 Syracuse St, Baldwinsville, NY. Memorials may be directed to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, Joyful Rescues, or a charity of your choice.


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