Josephine “Jo” Swanson, 88, of Albion, passed away Monday, June 29, 2020. She was born December 20, 1931 in Lundy’s Lane, a daughter of the late Leon and Theresa (LaRoque) Martin. Jo, along with her late husband, owned and operated Swanson Boat Oar in Albion since 1964. She was a member of the Albion Order of the Eastern Star #22 where she was a past Worthy Matron and also a District Deputy Grand Matron. She also served on Boro Council for 17 years, was a member of the Albion 51 Club, the Albion Garden Club, the Albion Bridge Club, and was the Albion Cemetery Association Secretary. Jo enjoyed playing cards, doing crossword puzzles and travelling with her daughter on her daughter’s long work trips. Jo was always on the go and organized the local ladies for their monthly trips called “ladies day”. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 42 years, James Swanson, whom she married June 14, 1951, a son, Randy Swanson, a grandson, Michael Swanson, three sisters, Muriel Church, Bunny Monroe, Marie Rich. She is survived by three children, Terrie Swanson of Albion, Bradley Swanson and his wife, Nancy, of Cranesville, Eric Swanson of Albion, two grandchildren, Matt Swanson and his wife, Cheryl, Chris Swanson and his wife, April, five great-grandchildren, Hanna and Emily Swanson, Levi, Nora and Michael Swanson, a granddaughter-in-law, Julie Swanson, and several nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Albion Library, 111 East Pearl Street, Albion, PA 16401. The Mattera Funeral Home, 188 East State Street, Albion, is handling the funeral arrangements. To light a memory candle or leave a condolence, please visit www.matterafuneralhome.com A private graveside service and burial will be held by the family. Although under the current pandemic an invitation to the service cannot be extended to all of you that would appreciate that opportunity to join in helping Jo start on the next phase of her journey, the family asks that you take a moment on Thursday morning to remember something special you shared with Jo or to afford yourself that pleasure of your favorite dessert.
Jo was a wonderful lady. She was generous, active and caring. She will be greatly missed. So many years and so many great times were had at Swanson camp and home. Our heart goes out to family. Much happiness in ur new journey Jo!!
So Sorry for your loss, I pray that you will find comfort in the Lords arms
Please know we will hold your family in our hearts and prayers. Our deepest sympathy in this very sad time.
From Minnesota, with love to the Swanson family. I will miss our long phone chats, just to catch up. Will always remember the Pa clan sisters annual trip to St. Paul and White Earth. Fun and laughs for all. Migwitch for the memories.
You have our deepest sympathy. She was such a lovely lady and will be remembered by all that had the pleasure of knowing her.
She will be missed. Remembering all the fun times we had as kids at camp. Love to all of you ??
Our visits to Albion were always special as we had lunch with Jo and friends. A beautiful lady.
Our deepest condolences to Terrie, Brad, Nancy, Eric and the entire family.
I will surely miss my friend, Jo. But I know that she is in a better place with Jim.
Sorry for your loss
So sorry to hear this. Jo was a special and fun lady..
Thoughts and Prayers to all the Family. Wonderful person who will be missed by many.
Our deepest sympathy to her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and other family. May you find peace and comfort in this time of sorrow.
My sympathy to the family. Heaven has been blessed with a wonderful lady.
Brad, Eric. Terri and Family. My Thoughts and Prayers are with you all.
All our prayers go out to the Swanson family at this time.
Rick Susan and the sundshl family
My sympathy and prayers to the family. She was a great lady and she will be missed.
Sending our sincere condolences to all of you. Such a kind and generous lady. She will be missed in the community.
Our deepest sympathy for your loss, Jo was a wonderful happy and thoughtful woman and I will miss her smiling face. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.
Sending my condolences to all of you.
Condolences on the loss of your mother .
We lost a treasure.. safe journey Jo
Deepest sympathy to the Swanson family. A wonderful life well lived...may she Rest In Peace!
A great lady! So sorry to hear of her passing. My most sincere condolences to the Swanson family.
To the Swanson family Sincere condolences on the loss of your mother .
Jo was one of my Best Friends ever. She will be missed.
Deepest sympathy to the family. May She Rest In Peace.
My sincerest condolences to the family The woman that I called Aunt Jo will forever live in our hearts. Rest In Peace Aunt Jo.
our deepest condolences to all the family. Thoughts and prayers.
Jo was a great lady and friend and she will surely be missed rip.
A great lady that will be missed but not forgotten.