Lorraine M. Swinyer - April 28, 2016

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RAVENA – Lorraine M. Swinyer, 86, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 28, 2016.  Mrs. Swinyer was a resident of Ravena, NY for 56 years at the time of her death. She was born on June 9th, 1929 in Northampton, MA, the daughter of the late George and Victoria Godin, and was predeceased by her husband, Kingsley Swinyer.

Mrs. Swinyer was a graduate of Hopkins Academy—class of 1947, Hadley MA, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English from Green Mountain College in VT, and worked for CVHC at Albany Medical College for many years before retirement.  She was a longtime member of the Town of Coeymans Republican Committee.

Survivors include her nieces, Lori Costantino of Groton, CT, Lynn Costantino of New York City, and;  great niece, Sanam Sajnani of New York City, and; cousins DebbyAnn Bowler of Glenmoore, PA, Caroline James of TN, Elizabeth Marcil of Gardner, MA, Carol “Carrie” Momberg of Lambertville, MI, Laura (Swinyer) James of TN, and Joseph & Arelia “Gaye” Tumidajewicz of Chicopee, MA. 

Mrs. Swinyer is also survived by numerous extended relatives and devoted friends whose presence in her life she cherished greatly.  She extended a helping hand to many and she will be profoundly missed. In keeping with her wishes no services will be held.

      She will be laid to rest at Union Cemetery, Vermontville, NY, next to her husband, Kingsley Swinyer, in a private burial.

. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations or gifts may be sent to the Mohawk & Hudson River Humane Society, 3 Oakland Ave., Menands, NY 12204.