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Patricia Lynne Swift

May 24, 1942 — December 26, 2023


Patricia Lynne Swift, 81, of Indianapolis, died December 26, 2023.  She was born May 24, 1942, in Indianapolis to Richard P. and Santina Bova Gallamore.

Patricia graduated from Sacred Heart High School.  Growing up she helped her grandparents at the Bova Fruit Market at the City Market where she would sell grocery bags for a nickel.  Her Catholic faith was very important to her.   Patricia was a member of the Red Hat Society, and she enjoyed playing dominos.  You could find Patricia shopping around town and exploring different restaurants with her sister.  She always enjoyed traveling, her favorite places were Maine, visiting the lighthouses, and Florida, enjoying the beaches.  She also traveled to Italy to explore her family ancestry.   She volunteered at the David S. Moore Foundation and helped with area food pantries.  The most important thing in Patricia’s life was her family, entertaining and hosting on holidays.  She would cook huge meals, where no one went away hungry.  

Patricia is survived by her loving children, Lynne M. (R.D.) Gillenwater, Lisa A. (Ralph Settle) Dennis, Joseph A. Swift; sister, Mary Anne (the late Stephen) Schaefer; brothers, Richard P. Gallamore Jr., Michael F. (Barb) Gallamore, Paul A. (Julie) Gallamore; grandchildren, Nichole Dennis, Nicholas Gillenwater, Austin Dennis, Christina Gillenwater, Alexandra Swift; step grandchildren, Amanda Gillenwater, Andrea Gillenwater, Ashley (Jackie) Elston, Duane (Patty) Gillenwater, and 19 great grandchildren.

Visitation for Patricia will be Friday, December 29 from 9:30 AM – 12:15 PM at O’Riley – Branson Funeral Service & Crematory, 6107 S. East Street, Indianapolis, IN 46227.  A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 12:30 PM at St. Mark Catholic Church, 535 Edgewood Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46227. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. 

Services entrusted to O’Riley – Branson Funeral Service & Crematory, 6107 S. East Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46227.

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