Celeste M. Principe, 66, formerly of Colton
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 8:41 pm

COLTON -- The world lost a dedicated mother and grandmother with the passing of Celeste M. Principe, 66, former resident of Colton.

Her brave fight against brain cancer ended on July 3 in San Diego, CA after more than six years.

Celeste was born on February 19, 1952, in Quincy, MA.

She went on to earn Master of Education degree from St. Lawrence University in 1991.

As a mental health therapist, she helped community members through the St. Lawrence County Mental Health Clinic.

Celeste was a loving mother and is survived by her daughter, Natalia Swalnick, and Natalia’s husband, Josh Gross, both of San Diego and daughter, Sara Swalnick of Boston. She was the beloved grandmother of Natalia’s children, Carter Marshall and Quinn Celeste of San Diego.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one nephew, and leaves behind children and grandchildren, brother, Matthew (Skippy) Principe, Jr; and two nieces and three nephews.

Services to celebrate Celeste’s life will be held at Hamel-Lydon Chapel in Quincy, Mass. Calling hours will be from 1-3 p.m. on Friday, July 13.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to the American Brain Tumor Association in Celeste’s name.