Caroline E. Swift, age 85, of Hockessin, DE, passed away on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 surrounded by family, at Coral Springs Rehab and Health Center.
Caroline was born in 1936 to the late Walter and Mildred Zebley. She worked as a secretary for the Middle Department Electrical Inspections for several years. She also worked at Szewczyk and Company, P.A. Certified Public Accountants. Caroline was on the Woodland Heights Tuesday Nights bowling league, which she enjoyed. She also enjoyed summers at the beach as well as RV-ing with her late husband, Gilbert, and friends. She liked spending time at the pool with friends and family, sitting on her porch watching butterflies and birds, and getting her hands dirty in her flower gardens as well.
Caroline was preceded in death by her late husband, Gilbert G. Swift as well as her sisters Mildred “Bertie” Wright and Elsie Carey.
She is survived by her daughters: Cindy Williard (Kenneth) of Hockessin and Sandy Swift of Hockessin; sons: Steven Swift of Chicago and Robert Swift (Michele) of New Castle; former daughter-in-law: Roseanne Tweed Swift; grandchildren: Kenny Williard (Kristen), Michelle Young (Christopher) of Illinois, Alexis Herbein (Riley) of Bear, Ryan Swift of Wilmington, and Alyssa Swift of Wilmington; great-grandchildren: Jaxon Herbein and Brinley Herbein; brother: John “Jack” Zebley; sister: Elaine Hanby (Minnia); brother-in-law: Kenneth Swift (Dottie); sister-in-law: Barbara Greer (Terry), and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
A viewing will be held on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 from 10-11:00 am at Chandler Funeral Home, 7230 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin, DE 19707. A funeral service will follow at 11:00 am at Chandler Funeral Home. Interment will be at Red Clay Creek Church Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Caroline’s name may be made to Coral Springs Sunshine Fund at 505 Greenbank Road, Wilmington, DE 19808.