Margaret R. ‘Ricky’ Harris of West Chester
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.