Rita Swanson

April 28, 2021

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    • Obituary
      Rita Swanson, 99, of Hazle Twp., passed away Wednesday morning at her home. Born in Harwood, she was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Mary (Tamone) Zanei and was a member of Queen of Heaven Parish at Our Lady of Grace Church, Hazleton.

      She was a supervisor for the Duplin Shirt Factory and after her marriage, she and her husband ran Swanson’s Appliance Store, McAdoo for almost 50 years. She was an avid baker, bingo player, and loved going to the casino.

      Preceding her in death, in addition to her parents, were her husband Louis Swanson in 2001; sisters Katherine Stish, Josephine Donar, Mary Ferdinand, Rose Gaudiano, Genevieve DeLucca, and Angeline DeCusatis.

      Surviving are her sons Louis Swanson and his wife Maribel, Laguna Niguel, CA, and Joseph Swanson, Clermont, FL; grandchildren Megan Chandler and her husband Chris, Batesville, AR, Louis Michael Swanson, Denver, CO, Nicholas Swanson, Costa Mesa, CA, and Kathryn Swanson, Laguna Niguel, CA; and great grandchildren Ryan and Luc Chandler; sister Theresa Gaudiano; and numerous nieces and nephews.

      Her Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, May 5th, at 10 A.M. in Queen of Heaven Parish at Our Lady of Grace Church. Burial will be in Our Lady of Grace Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, May 4th, at the Joseph A. Moran Funeral Home, 229 W. 12
      th St., Hazleton, from 3-5 P.M.
    • Guestbook
      Patricia DeLucca
      My prayers are with you and your mother. She was a great Aunt and wonderful person. Sorry I can’t be there . God Bless.
      Patricia DeLucca
      My prayers are with you and your mother. She was a great Aunt and wonderful person. Sorry I can’t be there . God Bless.
      Patricia DeLucca
      My prayers are with you and your mother. She was a great Aunt and wonderful person. Sorry I can’t be there . God Bless.
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