Frances Swetz

January 29, 1917May 11, 2012

Frances Swetz (nee Sajdak) of Yonkers died on Friday May 11, 2012 after a wonderful 95 years of a life well lived. She was born on January 29, 1917 in Yonkers to Frances and John Sajdak where she was raised and educated at St. Casimir’s School, Yonkers High and St. Joseph’s School of Nursing, receiving her RN degree. On May 23, 1937, she married Thomas at St. Casimir’s Church. He predeceased her in 1999. She did private nursing then stayed home to raise her sons. She returned to nursing at St. John’s Hospital, retiring in 1980. She was a member of Senior Citizen’s Group 6. She is survived by sons Thomas (Carol) of Yonkers, Ken (Wanda) of Bonita Springs, FL, Edward (Angelina) of Yonkers and James of Canadensis, PA. and a brother Ed Sajdak. She was predeceased by brothers, Mike and John and sisters, Stella and Tessie. She is also survived by her grandchildren Donna Clark, Tom Swetz, Stacey Mulvaney, James, Matthew and Megan Swetz and five great grandchildren, Samantha, Ken and Patrick Clark and TJ and Brandon Swetz. She was an amazing cook and crocheted for the whole family. She made blankets for her great grandchildren who called them their “Babci blankets”. She will be sorely missed by her family and her many friends. Visiting hours will be at Whalen & Ball Funeral Home on Tuesday 2-4 & 7-9 PM. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated in St. Bartholomew’s Church on Wednesday May 16th at 10 AM. Interment will follow at Mt. Hope Cemetery. Whalen & Ball Funeral Home 168 Park Ave. Yonkers, N.Y. 10703 (914)965-5488


  • Visitation Tuesday, May 15, 2012
  • Visitation Tuesday, May 15, 2012
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, May 16, 2012

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Eileen Sclafani

May 15, 2012

We will miss your lovely smile and support! We are so lucky to have gotten to know you and your loving children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Your bright presence will be missed.
Eileen, Dan, Kirby and Kerry Sclafani

Alan Pakiela

May 15, 2012

Tom & Carol,

Jim sent me the obituary of your mom's passing. My thoughts are with you. It sounds like she had a long and wonderful life. All my best - Alan Pakiela

May 14, 2012

To a Great-Aunt, who will be missed so much by her loving family. She was by far the true definition of "a lovely woman"........Love & Miss You Aunt Frances, God Bless! Karen, James & Family

May 14, 2012

"Aunt Frances, I have such fond memories of you and I will miss you so much. I know you must be at peace now that you are with Uncle Tom and all of those who have predeceased you. My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Swetz family in their time of sorrow. Love, Pauline"

Nora Boyle

May 13, 2012

Thank you for all those years of being a role model to so many.
Love and sympathy to the entire Swetz family.
Nora and Jimmy