Surrounded by her loving family, Monica F. Garbo Principe passed away Sunday, September 26, 2010, with her family by her side. Monica was born in Racine, January 29, 1921, daughter of the late Theodore N. and Emma (Nee: Benish) Schweitzer.
Survivors include her husband, Frank; her children, Karen J. McBurney, Richard J. (Margaret) Garbo, Thomas S. (Karen) Garbo; her nine grandchildren, Carrie (Glen) O’Malley, Matthew (Amy) McBurney, Sally (James) Wedde, Robert J. (Nancy) Garbo, Elizabeth Giese, Lisa (Jay) Webb, Anthony (Brenda) Garbo, Jennifer (Jeffery) Shawhan, Steven T. Garbo; 14 great-grandchidren; brother, James F. Schweitzer; sister, Sr. Marcella Schweitzer O.S.F.; sister-in-law, Charlotte Schweitzer; brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends. In addition to her parents and first husband, she was preceded in death by her son and daughter-in-law, John S. (Shirley) Garbo; son-in-law, A. James McBurney; sisters, Grace (George) Lennertz, Dorothy (Robert) Reed; brothers, Joseph (Millie) Schweitzer, and Theodore Schweitzer.
Private funeral services were held with interment at West Lawn Memorial Park. Memorials to one’s favorite charity have been suggested.
Monica’s family wishes to extend their sincere gratitude to her caregivers at Ridgewood for their loving and compassionate care.
MARESH-MEREDITH & ACKLAM FUNERAL HOME
803 Main St., Racine (262) 634-7888