Last week, I lost Alice, the love of my life for 35 years, following a four and a half year battle against ovarian cancer with truly inspiring grace and courage. But beyond all the things we shared together during these years, when we married, as her gift to me I became part of her wonderful and caring family, which sustains me and offers me encouragement now during this difficult time. It is during times like this that we come to realize what a blessing it is to have such people in your life, something which we can easily forget in the course of our day-to-day lives. It is this blessing that I cherish with all my heart, and something of which I will never lose sight.
Stewart C. Swann
Mrs. Alice E. Swann, 69, of Matthews, NC, passed away on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at Hospice of Union County.
Alice was born on September 21, 1949 in Montclair, NJ, daughter to the late Eugene and Martha Laird. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who always put her family ahead of herself. Her 5 grandchildren and 1 great-granddaughter were the most important thing in her life. Alice also loved to sew and garden. Alice and Stewart lived in Bloomfield, NJ and Toms River, NJ before moving to Matthews, NC.
Survivors include her beloved husband and best friend of 35 years Stewart Swann; daughters and their spouses Dianne DiMarco (John) and Chrissy Morrison (Kyle); grandchildren Brian, John, Kylie, Emma and Sydnie; great-granddaughter Riley Alice; and siblings Richard Laird, Elaine Papa and Marian Sullivan.
Alice was also served as the treasurer of Micromedia Publications for many years, working daily in our Lakehurst office.
She will be missed.