Dawn Swallow

Dawn Marie Swallow

Thursday, September 22nd, 1960 - Thursday, July 11th, 2019
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Dawn Marie Swallow, 58 of Toms River passed away Thursday, July 11, 2019 at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, PA with her beloved family at her side after a courageous 2 year battle with a very rare form of cancer.
Dawn was born in Jersey City and grew up in Shark River Hills, Neptune NJ before moving to Toms River 28 years ago.
Dawn was a graduate of Georgian Court College, Lakewood NJ and was recruited from college by the Ocean County Prosecutors office. She proudly served with the Prosecutor’s office for 30 years, retiring in 2013 with the rank of Captain.
She was a dedicated member of the Toms River Fitness Club for many years. Dawn was very involved in dog rescue and was the parent of her 2 beloved rescue dogs Linus & Franklin.
Dawn and her fiancée Mike had traveled the world extensively for many years.
She was predeceased by her brother Robert J. Swallow.
She is survived by her parents Robert and Carole Swallow of Neptune, her fiancée of 17 years Michael Guinan of Philadelphia, PA, her sister Donna Silverthorne and husband Richard of Shark River Hills, Neptune and her brother David Swallow and wife Janet of Ponte Vedra, FL and their daughters Madison and Elizabeth, her extended family Maryanne and Jimmy Burns of Toms River, and many close friends and colleagues.
Visitation Monday July 15 from 4:00pm to 8:00pm at the O’Brien Funeral Home, 2028 Hwy 35 at New Bedford Rd., Wall. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Tuesday, July 16 at 11:00 am in St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church, 424 Lincoln Ave., Avon by the Sea, NJ 07717. Please go directly to the Church on Tuesday, there will not be a procession from the funeral home. Entombment St. Anne’s Cemetery Wall NJ
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to a local dog rescue organization or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Way, Memphis TN, 38105.
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  • Visitation

    Monday, July 15th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Monday, July 15th, 2019 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    O'Brien Funeral Home - Wall
    2028 NJ-35
    WALL, NJ 07719
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Tuesday, July 16th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Tuesday, July 16th, 2019 11:00am
    St. Elizabeth's Church, Avon by the Sea
    424 Lincoln Ave.
    AVON BY THE SEA, NJ 07717
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Please go directly to the Church on Tuesday. No procession from the funeral home.
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  • Interment

    St. Anne's Cemetery
    1610 Allenwood Road
    WALL, NJ 07719
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Paul M Griffin

Posted at 04:02pm
We remember Dawn from the Cracker Barrel in Shark River Hills. Dawn was always so upbeat, so pleasant and such a genuinely nice person. We are so sorry to hear about her passing. Our condolences to her family. May she rest in peace. Paul and Barbara Griffin

Love, Carole and Molly

Posted at 01:58pm
May your heart and soul find peace and comfort.
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