Maxine Swartz loved to travel. She and her husband, Doug, were able to see Italy, Ireland, Scotland, Germany, Slovakia, Austria, and Switzerland, along with too many destinations to mention during 15 cruises. Other highlights were Alaska, Yellowstone, Grand Canyon and the Panama Canal. While raising their children, vacations were spent at Seaside Heights and other family destinations up and down the east coast. After retirement, winters were spent in The Villages, Florida where Maxine learned to play golf. Home, however, was always Marlboro, New York.
Maxine left us for her final destination on the morning of April 18, 2022. Godspeed, Maxine.
Maxine was born on August 16, 1942 to Roy McAteer, Sr. and Irene "Babes" (Scotto) McAteer and moved to Marlboro as a young teenager. There, she met and fell in love with local boy Douglas Swartz, who she married on February 25, 1961. They were coworkers at Central Hudson, travel companions, golf partners, sweethearts and best friends for more than 61 years.
Maxine was known for her generosity and was always more comfortable giving than receiving. She loved children and her many nieces and nephews always knew to "ask Aunt Maxine" if they wanted something. Local trick-or-treaters always received full-size candy bars on Halloween. Her generosity of spirit was also well-known in The Villages – where she met many wonderful friends. She loved to play cards, mahjong and surprised everyone with her golf prowess – she shot 3 hole-in-ones.
Along with Douglas, Maxine is survived by her son Christopher and his family (wife Noelle and their three children, Maggie, Rachael and Aiden); son William and his wife, Gretchen; sisters (Irene, Kitty, Diane, Linda and Edie); brother, Roy; and sister-in-law, Linda. In addition, Maxine leaves many cousins, nieces, nephews and countless friends. She was predeceased by her parents, two brothers (Anthony and Carl) and niece, Christine.
Services will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Children of the Forest, Ocala, Florida or St. Jude's Children's Hospital.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to The DiDonato Funeral Service, Inc. (845) 236-4300, www.didonatofuneralservice.com
A Memorial Tree was planted for Maxine
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at DiDonato Funeral Service Inc