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 .
Thomas J. Woods
To the entire Schweigard extended family, and on behalf of my wife Pippa and I, our deepest condolences on the passing of my beloved Aunt Margaret. She had a wonderful life. I will always cherish the memories of the family events and gatherings, large and small, where we spent time with her and Uncle Eddie, and our great cousins and their families.
The Lord is my Shepherd, there is nothing I shall want.
Fresh and green are the pastures where He gives me repose.
Near restful waters He leads me to revive my drooping spirit.
He leads me along the right paths for His Name’s sake.
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil, for You are with me.
Your rod and your staff do comfort me.
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.
Surely your goodness and kindness will follow me all the days of my life and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
My deepest condolences to the family of my dear Aunt.
Sally and Chuck Gray
Steve and Susan, So sorry to hear of your loss. You are in our thoughts. God Bless.
Sally and Chuck Gray
Kenneth & Virgiia Gilbank
To: Kristen, Stephen & Susan and Family
Our love, thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. We enjoyed the time we spent with her…..what a lovely lady.
Jane and Ray Rosscoe
Steve, Susan and family,
So sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with
you and your family. Cherish the memories!