Estelle Swilling, a long time resident of Bloomfield, CT, died Thursday, February 26 after a long struggle with various chronic illnesses.
Born in Hartford, CT in 1933, she graduated from Weaver High School where she met her beloved husband of 53 years, Gerald, who died in 2006. She completed her BA in English as an adult student in 1978. She raised her family in Bloomfield, CT, working at Society for Savings until she retired as a bank officer.
Estelle was an extremely talented artist, a painter, collage artist and miniaturist. She most recently had a retrospective show of her work at the Duncaster Gallery of Art in July of 2014. Before her retirement, she was active in B’nai B’rith, community theater, and she was a literacy volunteer as well as a Weight Watcher’s leader. In her retirement, she spent 10 years in the Florida sunshine before returning to Bloomfield in 2010 to be closer to her family.
She is survived by her 3 children Morwen Two Feathers, Penny Field, and David Swilling and 5 grandchildren, Leah, Aaren, Ryan, Kane, and Jordan as well as her sister Sandra Patten and nephews and nieces.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, March 2, 2015 in the Chapel of the Weinstein Mortuary, 640 Farmington Avenue, Hartford. For further information, directions or to sign the guest book for Estelle, please visit online at www.weinsteinmortuary.com/funerals.cfm.