AVERILL PARK – Deirdre A. Swedick- King embraced her Lord and Savoir on Tuesday, February 14, 2012 after a short but courageous fight with cancer. She was born in Troy, NY, the daughter of Maureen McClune Swedick, on October 4, 1962. Deirdre grew up in Albany and began her 26 year career as a clerk at the New York State Retirement system at age 23. She was a dedicated employee who loved her job. There wasn’t a lost folder under anyone’s messy desk that she couldn’t locate. Although she was ‘just a clerk’ she taught many newcomers and bigwigs above her how the retirement system worked and often took on the workload of three people. She was a private person but not so much that she was afraid to tell you where the bear sat in woods. She was respected dearly and had a tremendous loyalty in her faith.
Deirdre reluctantly left behind her loving husband John, her two children Shannon Marie and Paul Vincent, her beautiful granddaughter and her brother Thomas Swedick. She also leaves behind her true friend and “bubba” Gina Costantini. Deirdre was predeceased by her mother in 2007.
The family would like to send out a special thanks to all those who sent cards and donated time on her behalf as it brought Deirdre great comfort to realize just how many people that really cared about her and her well being.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday morning at 10:30 in St. Francis of Assisi Church, 4th Avenue & Franklin St., Albany. Relatives and friends are invited. There will be no calling hours. Interment will be in Our Lady Help of Christians Cemetery, Glenmont. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Hans Funeral Home, Albany. The family suggests memorial contributions to Community Hospice of Rensselaer, 295 Valley View Boulevard, Rensselaer, NY 12144-9309. To leave a message of condolence for the family or send a sympathy card please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com.