Ann Swartz formerly known as Michaud passed away at the age of 59. Ann relocated from New Hampshire to Florida where she later met her husband Steven Swartz. Ann was a 1975 graduate from Berlin High School and attended courses at Daytona Beach Community College. In October of 2016 Ann resigned from her job at Craftworks, Inc. where she was the Office Manager because of health issues stemming from a respiratory disease which became problematic the previous year.
Ann leaves behind her loving and devoted husband Steven Swartz of Leesburg, Fla. Together they built a loving home and spent many hours talking and laughing. The bond Ann shared with her husband was strong, and unique. They loved traveling and visiting with family together as much as possible. Family was very important to Ann, as it is her husband.
Ann also leaves behind her mother/best friend Loretta Martel-Michaud of Berlin, her brother Robert Michaud II and his wife Theresa Michaud of Diboll, Texas, sister-in-law from pre-deceased brother Karen Michaud of Orange City, Fla., and her children Jennifer Duchesnaye and husband Jeffrey Duchesnaye of Berlin, Kristin Lilienthal and her companion Farnon Dix of Berlin, Ross Beaudoin and companion Cassandra Aubut of Berlin. As well as her three stepchildren Rodger Beaudoin and his wife Bianka Beaudoin of Manchester, Steven Swartz Jr. and his wife Korah Swartz of Norwalk, Ohio, Chris Swartz of Grove City, Ohio. Grandchildren being Michael Jodrie and wife Jamie Jodrie of Milan, Kady Duchesnaye and fiance Jake Alimandi of Berlin, Asya Langlois and husband Dustin Langlois of Goldsboro, N.C., Amber Duchesnaye of Berlin, Ashley Kempen of Berlin, Caden Kempen of Berlin, Lance Beaudoin of Berlin, Ella Aubut of Berlin, Brenna Aubut of Berlin, Rodger Beaudoin Jr. and wife Tracy Beaudoin of Saint Augustine, Fla., Breanna Beaudoin of Barnstead, Fla., Kaiden Swartz of Norwalk, Ohio, Shea Swartz of Norwalk, Ohio. And then there was her great grandchildren Ryleygh Ann Langlois and Benjamin Langlois both of Goldsboro, N.C., and Leona Jodrie of Milan. Ann leaves behind many nephews Robert Michaud III, Jon Michaud, Daniel Michaud, Dylan Michaud and one niece Makayla Michaud. There are many aunts and uncles as well.
Ann is predeceased by her father Robert Michaud, brother Brian Michaud, maternal grandparents Anita Demers-Martel and Arthur Martel, paternal grandparents Evelyn Arsenault-Michaud and Arthur Michaud, previous fiance Frank Beauvais.
Ann was the "Queen of Facebook", always full of laughter and jokes. She loved to post and reach out to many. She was very "loved" and cared for. Ann made sure to call her mom daily, write or call her kids many times a week. She loved and adored her husband without a doubt. Her husband spent many hours on the road and Ann made sure to keep him company with their lengthy telephone conversations. Ann's children remember her as a kind, gentle, patient, and driven mother who encouraged them to pursue their goals. Much of her family referred to her as "T-Rex" because of her short arms. And when she spoke she seemed to have spoke with her hands.
A Celebration of her Life will be held on February 25, 2017, from 2 to 8 p.m. at the Eagles Club #1464, 8 Green Street, Berlin. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Ann’s life. Ann’s family is carrying out her wishes in she did not want a funeral she wanted a party. Condolences can be sent to: Steven Swartz & Family, 32405 Beach Park Rd. Lot# 70, Leesburg, FL 34788. The family would like to thank all in advance for sympathy sent.