Marion Evelyn Swiconek

October 2, 1916March 16, 2013

Marion Evelyn (Fill) Swiconek, 96, of Glastonbury, entered heaven peacefully March 16, 2013 at home. She was born on October 2, 1916 in Hadley, MA. She was predeceased by her husband, Felix and her five siblings Edward, Veronica, Victoria, Helen and Fred. She was sustained by her faith throughout her life as a devout Catholic and was a proud member of St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Church in Glastonbury. From a farming family, she spent most of her working life as a Howard Johnson’s waitress in East Hartford where she was legendary to both her co-workers and patrons. In retirement, she traveled the world visiting Germany, Australia, and Paris, France where she enjoyed her café au lait. Two of her favorite travel memories were the helicopter ride into the Grand Canyon and the glass-bottom boat at the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. She was an avid UConn women’s basketball fan; she loved music and dancing. Marion and her husband, Felix, won many dance contests together. Growing up as a farmer, she felt especially at home in her beloved garden. She really enjoyed cooking for her family, especially her famous golumpki. The most important thing in her life was her family. She raised 7 children and was an extraordinarily loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and friend. She spent many wonderful hours with her grandchildren at Disney World and Cape Cod. She never gave up on anything she believed in, especially family. For every sacrifice she made, for every heartache she soothed, for every dream she stood behind, we loved our Grannie Annie/Momsie very much. She was a beautiful, giving person; someone who worked so hard to care for the ones she loves. She was tough as a marine; stubborn as a mule; and loving as a saint. We will love her and cherish her memory forever. She is survived by her 7 children: Marion, Charles, Shirley, Barbara, Peg, Fill and Gin, and her grandchildren: Sean, Frank, Jr., Tina, Jason, Charlene, Gregory, and Jessica, and one great-grandchild: Dylan. The family would like to extend heartfelt thanks to her 3 caregivers, Roxanne Gill, Sharon Miller-Vazquez, and Trudi-gay Wisdom for their loving care. We also wish to thank VNA and the VNA Hospice staff for their compassion and guidance, especially Krista Kardys, Eve Organek and Anne Miceli for their support and comfort. A viewing will be held at Glastonbury Funeral Home, 450 New London Turnpike, Glastonbury on Friday, April 5, 2013 from 5-8pm. A funeral mass of Christian burial will be held on Saturday, April 6, 2013, at 10am, at St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Church, 2577 Main Street, Glastonbury. Burial will follow in Green Cemetery, Hubbard Street, Glastonbury. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, or VNA Hospice of Greater Hartford, To leave an online condolence, please visit


  • Visitation Friday, April 5, 2013
  • Funeral Service Saturday, April 6, 2013

Marion Evelyn Swiconek

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Marvera Sala Murphy

April 13, 2013

Dear Marion (daughter), I have such fond memories of your mother from when you & I were friends in elementary school. You and I became friends when I moved to Glastonbury in 4th grade. Remember playing jacks at my house after school, and jump rope at yours? Your mom was always so sweet to me. How lucky you are to have had her for so many years.
Affectionately, Marvera Sala Murphy.

Linda Swan

April 3, 2013

Dear Peg, Butch & Gin,
Marion was a wonderful friend and neighbor. I will cherish all the afternoons we spent together over coffee and chatting about life. She brightened my day whenever she visited and I will always think of her fondly. Even though my daughters were young they remember her too and we offer our prayers and condolences to you. love, Linda Swan and family

Joe Marsan

March 26, 2013

Dear Peg,
Having learned from you about your wonderful mom and reading about her, its no wonder that you love each other the way that you do. And such love survives our physical deaths. May God grant you the grace and wherewithal to cherish your memories of happier times until you are reunited in heaven.

March 25, 2013

Peg - Carol's and my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this most difficult time - Carl Stenman

Jermika Williams

March 25, 2013

Dear Peg and Family, I'm praying for you. Be encouraged.

rey & marion cyr

March 25, 2013

Angela Drouin

March 23, 2013

Dear Swiconek family,
It has been an honor to work with you during this time. Through your eyes I can see what a truly special woman Marion was and how much you loved her. Thank you for sharing your memories with me.
Best regards,
Angela Drouin, Funeral Director