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In loving memory of
Marion Swaby
  • September 14, 1944
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  • March 13, 2022

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Obituary

Marion Edith Swaby (née Wallace), born September 14, 1944, peacefully joined the angels in heaven on March 13, 2022. She is survived by her daughters, Keri Swaby of Blacksburg VA and Tara Davis of Orlando FL and their families, including grandchildren Simon, Luke, Nina, Leah, and Ella; stepchildren Stephen Swaby of Citrus Heights CA, Darryl Swaby of Pearland TX, Yasmin Jordan of Loomis CA, Geoffrey Swaby of Sargent TX, and Dean Swaby of Australia and their families; and sister Bettie Wilkinson of Ireland.

Marion was born and grew up in Limerick, Ireland and bravely embarked on a banana boat to Jamaica when she was only 21 to become a PE teacher at the Bishop Gibson High School for girls in Mandeville. She later joined the faculty at Belair, where she remained until retirement. Her impact on children and sports in Central Jamaica still resonates today. Marion then took a second life-changing adventure and immigrated to Orlando FL, where she made her final home.

A woman of deep faith, Marion was gentle, soft-spoken, and self-effacing, but her kindness and generosity of spirit were well known and felt by all who knew her. Marion was always ready to put the needs of family and friends before hers and ensure that everyone else was taken care of. She was most satisfied getting things done behind the scenes. Athletic, young in spirit and fun loving, Marion was the heart and soul of her family. She was a lifelong Girl Guide, sports fanatic, lover of nature and being outdoors, avid walker, skilled knitter, dangerous “sly fox” at Kalooki, and champion domino player.

Her loss has left a deep void in our lives, but we are comforted in the certainty that she is joyfully reunited with her beloved Keith. We are particularly comforted knowing that she is no longer in pain and can now celebrate joyously with the angels. May she rest in perpetual peace…

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Marion will be held at St. Richard’s Episcopal Church in Winter Park FL in the coming weeks. In lieu of flowers, a fund is being established to support sports in Central Jamaica.


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  1. Arleen Mindis lit a candle:
    01 Apr 2022
    Lit since April 1, 2022 at 4:12:38 PM

  2. Michelle Christoph says:
    28 Mar 2022
    Marion will be sorely missed. Her spirit of kind friendship was gifted to my mother who resides in an assisted living facility. Marion visited her, befriended her and made her days brighter.

  3. Michelle Christoph lit a candle:
    28 Mar 2022
    Lit since March 28, 2022 at 3:32:10 AM

  4. Robert Swaby lit a candle:
    24 Mar 2022
    Lit since March 24, 2022 at 3:41:32 PM

  5. Robert Cochrane says:
    22 Mar 2022
    A blessed Irish lass who's heart was shown through her many generous works at St. RICHARD'S. SLAINTE! BOB COCHRANE

  6. Jan Little lit a candle:
    22 Mar 2022
    Lit since March 22, 2022 at 3:05:37 PM

  7. Jan Little lit a candle:
    22 Mar 2022
    Lit since March 22, 2022 at 3:04:49 PM

  8. Barbie Elder Rigbye says:
    22 Mar 2022
    This has been one of the most painful farewells to come to terms with...Marion was the nucleus of our Orlando Swaby Family contingent and words cannot adequately express how much she was loved and valued and how sorely she will be missed.

    Kind...loving...playful...hardworking...energetic...talented... are all words that come to mind when we think of Marion. She was Grandma most of all though, and so proudly devoted to her 5 grandchildren.

    To them - and to Keri and Tara and all her family - we send our deepest sympathy and fondest love... Barbie, Keith, Stuart and Gordon

  9. Mary Nan Johnson says:
    22 Mar 2022
    Our Birthday Group will miss Marion’s gentle friendship and generous soul. Wishing Keri and Tara peace and comfort as they grieve the loss of their mother. Love to her whole family at this tender time.

  10. Cydney Ogilvie says:
    22 Mar 2022
    It was a privilege to know Marion at St. Richard's Church. She was kind and gentle and lovely. I offer my deepest sympathy to her family.

  11. Drucila Mundo says:
    22 Mar 2022
    Beautiful soul.

  12. Natalie Simpson lit a candle:
    22 Mar 2022
    Lit since March 22, 2022 at 3:27:10 AM

  13. Dominic Barakat lit a candle:
    21 Mar 2022
    Lit since March 21, 2022 at 3:31:18 PM

  14. Paul Elliott lit a candle:
    21 Mar 2022
    Lit since March 21, 2022 at 3:56:18 PM

  15. Alison Harrity says:
    21 Mar 2022
    She is sorely missed by her St. Richard's family. She was active on our Altar Guild and served each month feeding the homeless in Orlando. A friend to many.

  16. William Swaby lit a candle:
    20 Mar 2022
    Lit since March 20, 2022 at 3:41:56 PM

  17. Halina&Andy lit a candle:
    19 Mar 2022
    Lit since March 19, 2022 at 3:03:10 PM

  18. Eileen and family with love lit a candle:
    19 Mar 2022
    Lit since March 19, 2022 at 3:08:38 PM

  19. Sarah Mais lit a candle:
    19 Mar 2022
    Lit since March 19, 2022 at 3:49:53 PM

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    19 Mar 2022
    Lit since March 19, 2022 at 3:50:54 PM

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    19 Mar 2022
    Lit since March 19, 2022 at 3:06:13 PM

  22. Larissa & Vinnette Quarrie lit a candle:
    19 Mar 2022
    Lit since March 19, 2022 at 3:06:43 PM

  23. Sharon Swaby family lit a candle:
    19 Mar 2022
    Lit since March 19, 2022 at 3:33:08 AM

  24. Michelle Hendley & Family says:
    19 Mar 2022
    Love and hugs to all of Marion’s family. A truly loving and generous woman.

  25. Bruce Swaby & Family lit a candle:
    19 Mar 2022
    Lit since March 19, 2022 at 3:23:53 AM

  26. Karen Allen Sangster lit a candle:
    19 Mar 2022
    Lit since March 19, 2022 at 3:11:25 AM

  27. Keisha Allen lit a candle:
    19 Mar 2022
    Lit since March 19, 2022 at 3:50:07 AM

  28. Dominik Swaby and family lit a candle:
    19 Mar 2022
    Lit since March 19, 2022 at 3:24:51 AM

  29. Sara-Ruth Allen lit a candle:
    19 Mar 2022
    Lit since March 19, 2022 at 3:41:09 AM

  30. Val,John,Neil & Matt lit a candle:
    19 Mar 2022
    Lit since March 19, 2022 at 3:44:29 AM

  31. Danielle Swaby-Ridet lit a candle:
    19 Mar 2022
    Lit since March 19, 2022 at 3:17:42 AM

  32. David & Darlene lit a candle:
    19 Mar 2022
    Lit since March 19, 2022 at 3:35:21 AM

  33. David & Darlene says:
    19 Mar 2022
    The light and warmth of Marion’s love will be with us always. She shared her cheer thru an infectious smile and always had a kind word to each person she spoke to. We will miss her but she will always be in our hearts.

  34. Stephen Swaby lit a candle:
    19 Mar 2022
    Lit since March 19, 2022 at 3:32:34 AM

  35. David Swaby and family lit a candle:
    18 Mar 2022
    Lit since March 18, 2022 at 3:13:26 PM

  36. The Suttles Family lit a candle:
    18 Mar 2022
    Lit since March 18, 2022 at 3:33:04 PM

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    18 Mar 2022
    Lit since March 18, 2022 at 3:31:24 PM

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    18 Mar 2022
    Lit since March 18, 2022 at 3:29:31 PM

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    18 Mar 2022
    Lit since March 18, 2022 at 3:28:59 PM

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    18 Mar 2022
    Lit since March 18, 2022 at 3:18:48 PM

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    18 Mar 2022
    Lit since March 18, 2022 at 3:17:02 PM

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    18 Mar 2022
    Lit since March 18, 2022 at 3:58:58 PM

  43. Heather Webb lit a candle:
    18 Mar 2022
    Lit since March 18, 2022 at 3:40:54 PM

  44. Keith Rigbye lit a candle:
    18 Mar 2022
    Lit since March 18, 2022 at 3:22:20 PM

  45. Kamylin Naylor-Miller and family lit a candle:
    18 Mar 2022
    Lit since March 18, 2022 at 3:48:54 PM

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    18 Mar 2022
    Lit since March 18, 2022 at 3:27:40 PM

  47. Kira March lit a candle:
    18 Mar 2022
    Lit since March 18, 2022 at 3:55:18 PM

  48. Geoffrey Swaby family lit a candle:
    18 Mar 2022
    Lit since March 18, 2022 at 3:53:53 PM

  49. Aude Faugere says:
    18 Mar 2022
    Much love to the Swaby family during this extremely difficult time, our hearts are with you

  50. Sheryl Johnson-King lit a candle:
    18 Mar 2022
    Lit since March 18, 2022 at 3:17:04 PM

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