Holmdel Funeral Home
Ann E. Swift passed away at home on November 8th after a long battle with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy.
Ann was born in Long Branch, NJ on October 14, 1933. She attended Saint Ann’s Elementary School in Keansburg and graduated Red Bank Catholic High School where she was actively involved in organizing her class reunions for many years.
Ann was a devoted Catholic. Her religion played an important role in her life. She was a parishioner of Holy Family Church in Hazlet and later became a parishioner of the Church of St. Catharine when she moved to Holmdel.
She was married in 1956 to her husband of 65 years, Earl T. Swift and began her role as wife, mother and homemaker.
Ann enjoyed religious studies, attending numerous bible study classes. She was an avid collector of limited-edition plates, Christmas village houses, and Santa figurines. One of her favorite breaks from raising her children was Pokeno night with her girlfriends. Next to her children, Ann’s greatest joy was her seven grandchildren.
Ann is predeceased by her parents, Peter P. and Elizabeth Sauickie, her only sibling, Peter Sauickie, and her infant son, Earl Peter Swift. Ann is survived by her husband, Earl T. Swift, her children; Thomas and Dianne Swift of Keyport. Barbara and Dave Wischerath of Holmdel, Mark and Clare Swift of Holmdel, and Cynthia and Peter Valesi of Howell. Ann is also survived by her beloved grandchildren: Katelyn Swift, Matt Swift, Jeff Wischerath, Kaci Swift, Brian Wischerath, Ava Valesi and Derek Valesi.
Visitation will be Wednesday, November 10th from 4:00 to 8:00 pm at the Holmdel Funeral Home, 26 South Holmdel Road, Holmdel. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered Thursday, November 11th, 9:15 am at the Church of St. Catharine, 108 Middletown Road, Holmdel. Burial will follow at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Keyport.
Donations in Ann’s name can be made to Missionaries of Charity, 144 Ridge Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ 07712.
For messages of condolence or to share a favorite memory, please visit Ann’s page of tribute at www.holmdelfuneralhome.com.