Edna Mae Swartz, 88, a long-time resident of Rhinebeck, NY passed away on August 5, 2014 at Elant Nursing Home in Newburgh, NY.
Born on January 20, 1926 in the Washington area of NY, she was the daughter of the late Benjamin J. Sackett and Ruth Millie (Spencer) Sackett.
Edna worked as a meat wrapper for many years for the A&P in Poughkeepsie and Florida and later for the IGA in Rhinebeck, NY.
Edna is pre-deceased by her husband, James Franklin Swartz Sr.; her son, James Franklin "Jimmer" Swartz Jr.; her brother, Benjamin Sackett; her brother, James "Jimmy" Sackett; her brother, Fred Sackett; and her sister, Anna (Sackett) Elliott.
Edna was a wonderful woman who was loved dearly by her family. She was a hard worker all her life, and when she wasn't working, she loved to cook and bake for her family, knit and crochet, was an avid Bingo player and a member of the Loyal Order of Moose in Hyde Park, NY.
Edna is survived by her daughter, Merlena Oles of Gardiner, NY; her brother, Joseph Sackett of Front Royal, VA; her brother, Charles Sackett of Tilson, NY; her grandson, Chris Oles of Waxhaw, NC; her grandson, Ralph Oles of Gardiner, NY; her granddaughter, Tammy Durant of Rhinebeck, NY; her granddaughter, Jennifer Lawrence of Columbus, NC; her granddaughter, Stacey (Swartz) White; and several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
A period of visitation will be held from 10 to 11 am, Saturday, August 9th at Sweet's Funeral Home, Inc., Rte. 9, Hyde Park. A memorial service will follow at 11 am with Rev. Xavier Santiago officiating.
Her family respectfully requests contributions in Edna's memory are made to the Elant Foundation, 46 Harriman Dr., Goshen, NY 10924.
Arrangements are under the direction of Sweet's Funeral Home, Inc., Hyde Park. To send an online condolence, or for directions, please visit www.sweetsfuneralhome.com.
—Sweet's Funeral Home, Inc., Hyde Park, New York