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Ann-Therese Swillo.

Ann-Therese Swillo, 63Worcester - Ann-Therese Swillo, 63, died, Wednesday, January 14, 2015 in Methodist Hospital, Katy, Texas, surrounded by her loving family following a brief illness. Born in Worcester, she was predeceased by her father, Edward F. Swillo; mother, Sophie "Zos" Swillo; and brother, Randolph F. Swillo. She leaves behind her loving brother; Michael Swillo; her sisteruin-law and friend, Cheri and devoted nieces, Taylor and Morgan all of Katy, Texas, who were blessed to care for her the last four months of her life. She also leaves a sister-in-law-in-law, Rosanna Swillo; her daughter, Sara Mukian and her husband Bob of Worcester; along with several cousins and friends. Ms. Swillo was a graduate of Marion High School, Worcester, where she was an All Star of the four year undefeated Marion High School Basketball team. She graduated from Worcester City Hospital School of Nursing, receiving the Mary T. Loftus Award for Nursing Excellence. She received a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing and Masters in Business Administration from Ann Maria College, Paxton. Ann's nursing career encompassed twenty years at Worcester City Hospital in positions from staff nurse in the Medical Intensive Care Unit, to Nurse Manager, and Instructor in the School of Nursing. Ann also served as Manager, Director and Vice President of Patient Care Services at various hospitals in Central Massachusetts, including HealthAlliance Hospital, Emerson Hospital and St. Vincent Hospital. Her most recent position as Chief Nurse Executive was for Kindred/Vibra Hospital in Springfield, MA. Ann-Therese was devoted to the nursing field and an advocate of excellent patient care practices. Her practice specialty was the preparation and execution of process improvements to achieve Joint Commission Compliance and Certification. She was an active member of the Organization of Nursing Leaders (ONL) and the Worcester City Hospital Alumni Association. Her commitment to her chosen profession, her never ending quest for knowledge, dedication and devotion to quality care for all earned Ann the respect and admiration of physicians, nurses, ancillary staff, patients and families. Although Ann loved to travel all over the world, her greatest joy came from spending time with her family, especially her nieces who she took on her travels, shopping trips and vacations. She never missed the weekly phone calls, special events and involvement in their lives despite the distance. All things mattered big and small to "AT". Her strong convictions and commitments to family and friends will be missed by those who had the good fortune of her being a part of their lives. A memorial visitation will be Friday, February 13, 2015 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM in HENRY-DIRSA FUNERAL HOME, 33 Ward St. A memorial Mass and celebration of her life will be held Saturday, February 14, 2015 at 10:00 AM in Our Lady of Angels Church, 1222 Main St. Interment will be in Notre Dame Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Sharon Smith Educational Scholarship, c/o Organization of Nurse Leaders, 800 West Cummings Park, Suite 5600, Woburn, MA 01801. To leave expressions of sympathy and condolence, please visit www.worcesterfuneral.com

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Title Annotation:Obits
Publication:Telegram & Gazette (Worcester, MA)
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Date:Feb 6, 2015
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