Mildred M. Swett, 78, of Shrewsbury
Shrewsbury – Mildred M. “Auntie Honey” (DeMaria) Swett, 78, of Shrewsbury, passed away peacefully Tuesday, May 6, 2014 surrounded by her devoted family, at UMass Medical Center. Her husband of 27 years, Howard H. Swett Jr., passed away Nov. 9, 1991.
She is survived by two sons, Howard H. Swett III and his girlfriend Clarissa M. Peltier of Southbridge and Richard W. Swett of Brimfield; a daughter, Debra L. Northway and her husband Donald of Worcester; a daughter-in-law, Cynthia B. Swett of Sturbridge; a brother, Patsy DeMaria of West Boylston; three sisters, Catherine Sbrogna of Shrewsbury, Michelina Bombard of South Carolina, and Mary Sargentelli of Connecticut; nine grandchildren, Gabriel, Alicia, Howard, Corey, Heather, Amber, Jared, Kaitlyn, and Brianna; five great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two brothers, Joseph and Michael DeMaria, and three sisters, Antoinette Ramsey, Elizabeth Aubain, and Lucy Breault.
Mildred was born in Worcester, a daughter of the late Frank and Margherite (Lopriore) DeMaria. She graduated from Shrewsbury schools and had lived here all her life.
She worked for Vellumoid, Inc. for many years. She was a member of St. Anne’s Church and a member of the Women of the Moose, where she served as the Deputy Grand Regent for the State of Massachusetts.
Her family will remember Mildred as a great storyteller and for being known as the “Cookie Lady.”
A period of calling hours will be held Monday, May 12, from 5 – 8 p.m., in the Mercadante Funeral Home & Chapel, 370 Plantation St., Worcester, and again Tuesday, May 13, from 9:15 – 10:15 a.m., before departing for her funeral Mass at 11 a.m. in Saint Anne’s Church, 130 Boston Tpke., Shrewsbury. Burial at Mountain View Cemetery will be held privately at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in honor of Mildred can be made to Moosehaven, 1701 Park Ave., Orange Park, FL 32073.
To share your thoughts and memories of Mildred, please visit her personal guestbook at www.mercadantefuneral.com.
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