May 7, 1928 - October 9, 2020
Marie Catherine Anne (nee: Visintainer) Swanson was born in Norway, Michigan on May 7, 1928. When Marie got married, she left her fulltime secretarial assistant career for insurance and bank presidents to become a fulltime homemaker. She switched up her smart business suits with matching ensemble of pumps, hat, gloves and purse for casual, upscale outfits. Whether at work inside or outside her home, she carried herself with grace and elegance. Marie moved to New Martinsville, WV in 1973 with her husband and four children. Marie and her children became members of St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Parrish. She was very active in the Little Flower Society assisting with youth activities and encouraged her children in the catholic faith. Marie volunteered with Meal on Wheels and participated in various other community activities. She was actively involved and held positions with the WV Federation of Democratic Women. She thoroughly enjoyed attending WV state conventions with her dear friend Joyce Brown. She was a familiar, friendly face at the election polls. Once her children had moved out into the world, she reveled in babysitting, particularly John Logan and Evan Heslep. Marie was preceded in death by her parents, David Anthony and Mary Visintainer; her husband, Norman Swanson; her son Lloyd Swanson; her brothers Roland, Elmo, David, and Henry Visintainer. She is survived by her children Sam Swanson and spouse Nancy Windes, David Swanson, Lisa Druge and spouse Tom; granddaughters Fiona Druge, Marla DeVault and fiancé Mahala Miller, Katherine Thrush and spouse Jeremy Thrush and her only great-grandson, Haydn Lee Thrush. Marie was dearly loved by her family and many friends. In recent years she was a resident at the New Martinsville Center. Her family is extremely grateful to the staff for enriching her life with kindness, laughter and love. Graveside Services will be held on Wednesday at 1pm at Greenlawn Memorial Park, New Martinsville with Fr. Kevin Quirk officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to: St. Jude Childrens Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Arrangements entrusted to Grisell Funeral Home, 751 Third Street, New Martinsville, WV.
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