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Mary Ellen Swan

August 9, 1934 January 24, 2018
Mary Ellen Swan
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Obituary for Mary Ellen Swan

Mary Ellen Swan, a longtime resident of Birmingham and recently of Royal Oak, died January 24, 2018. She was 83 years old. Mary Ellen was born August 9, 1934 in Detroit to parents William and Rosemary O’Donnell.

Mary Ellen was a dedicated LPN for many years before retiring in 1997. She was a member of Christ Our Light Catholic Church in Troy who was an avid reader and enjoyed playing cards. Mary Ellen’s greatest joy and passion came from spending time with her five grandchildren. She will be deeply missed.

Mary Ellen is survived by her loving children, Mark (Denise) Swan, Tim (Helen) Swan, Susan Watt, and Jeff Swan and precious grandchildren, Adam, Jorden, Allison, Brendon, and Faith. She is also survived by her siblings, Frank (Helen) O’Donnell, Bill (Sharon) O’Donnell, Jim (Char) O’Donnell, Pat Franklin, Tom (Patricia) O’Donnell, and Heather O’Donnell and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Mary Ellen is preceded in death by her former husband, Maurice Swan.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Christ Our Light Catholic Church, 2345 Coolidge Rd., Troy, Saturday, January 27th at 10:30am. Friends may visit at church beginning at 10am. Visitation at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 1368 N. Crooks Rd. (between 14-15 Mile Rds.) Friday, January 26th, 3-8pm. Interment in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Southfield.

Memorials to charity of donor’s choice.


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