Mary Murphy Swingle passed away on Feb 11, 2018 at home in Lebanon, NJ, surrounded by her family. She was 81. Born in Bayonne, NJ she lived in Mountainside NJ for many years before moving to Lebanon, NJ 4 years ago. She graduated from Holy Family Academy in Bayonne in 1954 and later attended Catherine Gibbs Secretarial School in New York City.
After completing school, she worked in New York City, was a homemaker in Mountainside and later spent 20 years as a Bridal Registry Consultant at Bloomingdale's in Short Hills.
Her family will remember her as a loving wife, mother, grandmother and aunt who enjoyed needlepoint, reading, dogs and raising her boys.
She was predeceased by her husband Frederick Arthur Swingle, Jr. in 1985 and her sister Catherine Eileen Sheils in 1990.
She is survived by two sons; Frederick Arthur Swingle, III and his wife Deirdre of Califon, and David Ryall Swingle, of Oklahoma City, OK. She is also survived by her grandson Frederick Arthur Swingle, IV, her brother John and sister-in-law Audrey Murphy of Stamford, CT. and many loving nieces and nephews.
Visitation Friday Feb. 16 from 6-8pm at the Bailey Funeral Home, 176 Main St., Peapack. Funeral Mass Saturday 10:30am at St. Brigid Church, Main St. Peapack. Interment will take place Tuesday at 11am at Fairview Cemetery, Westfield, NJ. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Brotherhood of Hope, P.O. Box 200057, Roxbury, MA 02120 or the Seeing Eye, P.O. Box 375, Morristown, NJ 07963, in her memory, would be appreciated. www.baileyfuneral.com