Donaghy, Ruth E. (nee Swenlin), , - 88, of Vineland, NJ passed away on Saturday afternoon April 14, 2018 at home where she had been under the care of family & hospice. Ruth was born & raised in Vineland where she remained a lifelong resident. She was the daughter of the late Aino A. (Helander) & Charles E. Swenlin. She was also pre deceased by her sister Clara Chinnici, brothers Charles "Edward" & V. Howard "Fuzzy" Swenlin. Ruth was a homemaker whose life revolved around caring for her husband, children & grandchildren. She had also worked for a number of years as a Teacher's Aide at the Marie Durand Elementary School. She was a lifelong member of the Redeemer Lutheran Church where she was a former Sunday School teacher. Ruth enjoyed camping & traveling and experienced many trips with her husband & family including driving to Alaska 2 times. In the winters she volunteered her time along with Richard at the Rodeheaver Boys Ranch in Palatka, Fl. She was a member of Sam's Camping Club and enjoyed collecting Bears and doing crafts. Ruth is survived by her husband of 68 yrs.; Richard T. Donaghy, 5 children; Susan (George) Papiano, Nancy (Chris) DiSanto, Debra (Paul) Newton, Richard T. Donaghy, II, Charles Donaghy, 7 grandchildren & 6 great grandchildren as well as several nieces & nephews. Relatives & friends will be received on Thursday evening from 7:00-9:00 Pm at the Pancoast Funeral Home, 676 S. Main Rd., Vineland, NJ and again on Friday from 10:00-11:00 AM at the Redeemer Lutheran Church, 2384 E. Landis Ave., Vineland, NJ 08361 where her funeral service will be conducted at 11 Am. Burial will follow in the Rose Hill Cemetery, Newfield. For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to the Redeemer Lutheran Church Memorial Fund. To e-mail condolences & or tributes, please visit

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