Maureen Patrick Swanzy
Maureen Patrick Swanzy
  • November 19, 1930 - June 16, 2017
  • Metairie, Louisiana

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Maureen Patrick Swanzy, retired former co-owner of D & Steering Service, Inc. passed away on Friday, June 16, 2017 at the age of 86. Beloved wife of the late Johnnie Don Swanzy. Daughter of the late Alonzo Dean Patrick and Myrtle Ray Griffin Patrick. Loving mother of Kim Springer (David) and Donald Kenneth “Kenny” Swanzy. Devoted sister of Janie Knight. Adoring grandmother of David Paul Springer (Ana). Aunt of Keith Knight, Richard Knight, Sharon Moore and Patricia Rousselle.

Maureen loved music and would dance at every chance. She danced in the house and even in the street when she heard a good beat. Latin, R&B and good old Rock’n’Roll were some of her favorite genres of music. She tried to dance a few steps only weeks before she went to heaven. Now Maureen is dancing with the angels and all of her family and friends in heaven waiting for her there. We know she is still singing her favorite hymn, “Amazing Grace”. She was a fiery redhead with a generous nature and a big heart who loved to spoil her family and pets. We will miss her sweet voice calling us her favorite nicknames. Her sister was referred to as ‘Sissy,’ her daughter: ‘My Little Girl,’ her son: ‘Brother,’ her son-in-law: ‘Davey Crockett,’ her grandson: ‘Grandma’s Boy,’ and her granddaughter-in-law: ‘Pretty Little Girl.’

The family would like to extend a special thanks to Fidelis Care and all of her caregivers for their dedicated and compassionate care of Maureen.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Service at LAKE LAWN METAIRIE FUNERAL HOME, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd. on Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow in Crawford Cemetery, Pearl River, LA. Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. until service time.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Alzheimer’s Foundation of America at or Alzheimer’s Research Foundation at

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