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Helen Roche Swanwick

November 9, 1931 May 8, 2017
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Helen Roche Swanwick
November 9, 1931-May 8, 2017
Middletown, NY
Helen Roche Swanwick, a retired nursing instructor for SUNY Orange, died following a long illness on Monday, May 8, 2017 at Kaplan Family Hospice Residence in Newburgh, NY. She was 85.
The daughter of the late Maurice and Helen Grossinger Roche, she was born on November 9, 1931 in Queens, New York. Helen married Robert Swanwick in Springfield Gardens in Queens in 1955, and they moved to the Middletown area in 1958. Helen was trained as a diploma nurse at St. Vincent’s nursing School and became an instructor with Orange County Community College. In her time at the college, Helen touched many lives and was active in the community around her. She brought her passion to everything she was involved in. Helen worked along side her husband, Bob, assisting the mentally ill though their lifelong advocacy and education. Her concern for the needs of the community also inspired her to become a founding member of Hospice of Orange County. She was a spiritual woman who enjoyed attending Masses at St. Albert’s Chapel, and before her illness, she was very active at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel. She was peaceful, accepting and generous and was a welcoming “friend” to many, and she was admired over the years by co-workers, students, patients, family and friends. Helen found joy in many places, but especially loved her five grandchildren.
She is survived by her children, Thomas of Middletown, Susan Daily and her husband Michael of Lake Wyley, SC, and Michael and his Elisabeth of Nanuet. NY; sister, Marilyn Koglmeier and her husband Ernest of Cassanovia, NY, and a sister-in-law Carol Swanwich of Goshen; five grandchildren, Mariah, Rebekah, Leah, Naomi, and Chrisitan, as well as several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband Robert and brother, Fr. Maurice Roche, and brother-in-laws Francis G. and William H. Swanwick and sisters-in-law Helen and Mary Swanwick.
Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 pm on Friday, May 12, 2017 at Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home, Inc, 130 Highland Avenue, Middletown, NY 10940. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 am on Saturday,May 13, 2017 at St. Joseph’s Church, 149 Cottage Street, Middletown, NY 10940. Cremation will be private and burial of ashes will take place at at later date in Orange County Veterans Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, NY 12550. Arrangements are under the direction of Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home, Inc. www. applebee-mcphillips.com

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Visitation

Friday

12

May

2:00 PM 5/12/2017 2:00:00 PM - 4:00 PM 5/12/2017 4:00:00 PM
Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home

130 Highland Ave.
Middletown, NY 10940

Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home
130 Highland Ave. Middletown 10940 NY
United States

Visitation

Friday

12

May

6:00 PM 5/12/2017 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 5/12/2017 8:00:00 PM
Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home

130 Highland Ave.
Middletown, NY 10940

Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home
130 Highland Ave. Middletown 10940 NY
United States

Service

Saturday

13

May

11:00 AM 5/13/2017 11:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM 5/13/2017 12:00:00 PM
St. Joseph's Church

149 Cottage Street
Middletown, NY 10940

St. Joseph's Church
149 Cottage Street Middletown 10940 NY
United States

Memorial Contribution

Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties

800 Stony Brook Court
Newburgh, NY 12550
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