ALBANY – Margaret J. Schweigard, 97, of Albany, died Thursday, June 23, 2011 while surrounded by her family at the Hospice Inn in St. Peter’s Hospital. Mrs. Schweigard was born in New York City, but had lived in this area for sixteen years. She was employed for many years by Reader’s Digest in Pleasantville, NY where she also raised her family. After retiring to Florida, she and her husband traveled extensively in their motor home, visiting all of the lower 48 states. Throughout her life she lived for her family and children. She loved her church, she loved to laugh, and she loved to cook for and care for everyone.
Mrs. Schweigard is survived by her devoted husband Edward Schweigard; her children Barbara Carl (John), Kenneth Schweigard (Susan), and Stephen Schweigard (Susan); and by her beloved nine grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.
Relatives and friends are invited, and may call at the Hans Funeral Home, 1088 Western Avenue, Albany on Monday from 4-8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Christ the King Church, 20 Sumpter Avenue, Albany on Tuesday at 10 a.m. Interment will be in The Old Stone Fort Cemetery, Schoharie. To leave a message of condolence for the family, send a sympathy card, or obtain directions to the funeral home, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com .