Mar­garet R. ‘Ricky’ Har­ris of West Chester

Daily Local News (West Chester, PA) - - OBITUARIES -

Mar­garet R. “Ricky” Har­ris, 89, of West Chester, PA, died Wed­nes­day, Oc­to­ber 5, 2016 at Brin­ton Manor in Glen Mills.

She was the former wife of the late Thomas W. Har­ris, III.

Born De­cem­ber 17, 1926 in Chester, PA, she was the daugh­ter of the late Hon. Henry Sweney and the late Mar­garet Camp­bell Sweney.

Ricky was a grad­u­ate of Swarth­more High School and at­tended the Poor Richard Club in Philadel­phia for Ad­ver­tis­ing and Jour­nal­ism. She also stud­ied Art with Tom Bostele for 7 years.

She worked at the West Chester Pub­lic Li­brary from 1972 un­til her re­tire­ment in 2006, and con­tin­ued to vol­un­teer there. Ricky also worked in the ad­mis­sions of­fice at Chester County Hos­pi­tal for 14 years and taught swim­ming at the YMCA in West Chester for 14 years.

She was a mem­ber of the Cal­vary Lutheran Church in West Chester.

She is sur­vived by her chil­dren, Thomas W. Har­ris, IV (Nancy) of Manch­ester, CT, and El­iz­a­beth Vasquez (John) of Booth­wyn, PA; grand­chil­dren, Heidi E. Forchetti (Mark) of Wagontown, PA, and Thomas W. Har­ris, V of Manch­ester, CT; and great-grand­chil­dren, Ni­cholas Forchetti, Jake Forchetti, and Lana Har­ris.

In ad­di­tion to her former hus­band, she was pre­ceded in death by her sib­lings, Ben­jamin H. Sweney (Late Nancy), and El­iz­a­beth S. Dud­ley.

Rel­a­tives and Friends are in­vited to her vis­i­ta­tion on Mon­day, Oc­to­ber 10, 2016 from 10:00 am - 11:00 am at the Del­laVec­chia, Reilly, Smith & Boyd Fu­neral Home, Inc., 410 North Church St. West Chester, PA 19380, 610-696-1181, www. Del­laFH.com.

In­ter­ment will be pri­vate.

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