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Maureen A. Swartz

November 18, 2023

Maureen A SwartzMaureen A. Swartz, 82, of Watertown passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on November 18, 2023 at Hospice of Jefferson County. She is predeceased by her  brothers William J. Mahar and Edward J. Mahar.

Born as Maureen Ann Mahar on May 10, 1941, in Syracuse, NY, the daughter of William and Mary (Cabey) Mahar.

 She grew up in Syracuse, NY and c from St. Anthony's High School. She worked as a Research Assistant at Syracuse University for years before moving to Watertown.

 Maureen was a communicant of St. Patrick's Church and was a member of its choir and Altar Rosary Society. She was active for years in the Watertown Figure skating club, New York State pageant, Jefferson County Historical Society and the IHC School Board. She enjoyed volunteering in the community, any church function, reading, playing Bridge, and especially spending time with her family.

 She is survived by her four children and their spouses, Eric (Abigail) Swartz, Christopher (Tricia) Swartz, and Amy (Joe) O'Donnell, all of Watertown and Kelly (Ted) Moore, Florida; fourteen grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins and the father of her children, H. Thomas Swartz, Florida. She is also survived by her fourteen grandchildren Luke, Rory, Grace, Jonah, Conor, Madeline, Michael, Finley, Owen, Lucy, Bernadette, Mary, Greta, and Margaux. 

 A funeral mass will be celebrated on Saturday, November 25, 2023 at 9:30 a.m. at St. Patrick's Church. Arrangements are entrusted with Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Watertown and online condolences to Maureen's family may be posted at www.cummingsfuneral.com. There are no Calling hours at Maureen’s request. In lieu of flowers, Donations in her name may be made to the Sisters of the Precious Blood, 400 Pratt St., Watertown, NY 13601 or to Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, 13770 Noel Rd., Suite 801889, Dallas, TX 75380


#14 Wendell Putnam 2023-11-29 19:58
Eric ,sorry for you loss my friend. Thinking of you and your family
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#13 Dawn Flynn 2023-11-28 20:44
My thoughts and prayers are with you all. My Mom (Barb Flynn) and Maureen were good friends for a long time and I had the pleasure of knowing and working with her. She was a very nice and caring woman. Again, my sympathies.
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#12 Virginia Collins 2023-11-25 09:58
Maureen's children and ours were together at both St. Patrick[s School and at IHC == for years, and of course St. Patricks churh. Maureen was in the middle of all the school and church events while our combined families made their way from kindergarten to graduation . I shared happy convrsations with Maureen --- even at the grocery store ! A lovely Irish lady !
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#11 Michael Ledoux 2023-11-25 09:00
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
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#10 Richard Withington 2023-11-24 09:23
Maureen was a really neat gal. We greatly enjoyed her friendship. May she find peace and happiness in Eternity, and may her family find consolation in happy memories of their lives together.
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#9 Scott Beach 2023-11-24 07:04
Our prayers are with you during this difficult time. Our families have a long history together and we are feeling your pain at her passing. May you remember all the good times, the laughs and joys that she brought. Our deepest condolences to the Swartz/Mahar family.
Our love, The Beach family
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#8 Jim Brabant 2023-11-23 06:43
My condolences to the Swartz family
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#7 Mai Liinve 2023-11-22 20:49
Maureen was a wonderful neighbor and a beautiful person. I know that she will be greatly missed by her family. Please accept my sincere sympathy.
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#6 Terry Burgess 2023-11-22 14:43
My prayers to all of you during this difficult time. I have known all of you for so long. Your mom was a wonderful lady and a great support to all of you. May your memories of her and the respect others have for her give you peace
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#5 Ellen Moran 2023-11-22 08:34
I am so sad to see of Maureen’s passing. She was such a kind person and positive role model for me as I was growing up. I will always be thankful . Prayers for the Swartz family.
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