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Dorothy Swezey

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Dorothy L. Swezey MANCHESTER, VT Dorothy L. Swezey, 88, passed away peacefully at her Barnumville home in Manchester Center, Vt., on January 5, 2011. Her family was by her side. Earlier in her life, "Sis" as she was known, was married to Reid Lefevre. She traveled with him and the King Reid Show all over Canada and the east coast managing the business office. She had a tremendous love for animals and adopted many throughout the years. They loved her and the menu of shrimp and filet mignon. She had a very keen wit and sense of humor and regaled her family and friends with stories of her travels. Sis was the center of the hub in Barnumville and will be greatly missed by her neighbors and friends. She married Christopher Swezey in 1973 and they shared a wonderful life together. He predeceased her in 1996. She is survived by her nephews John Kregas and his daughter Victoria of Queensland, Australia and James Kregas and his wife Betty of Coconut Creek, Fla., four step-children, Judith A. Swezey, Joan L. Rizio, and Melissa S. Greason and her husband Edgar all of Manchester Center, and Christopher Swezey and his wife Donna of St. Marys, Pa. She also has several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She most recently was predeceased by her sister Dolores "Dolly" Custo of Niagara Falls, New York on November 18, 2010. In accordance with her wishes there will be no calling hours. A Memorial Service will be held at Dellwood Cemetery in the spring at the convenience of the family. Donations in her memory may be made to Second Chance Animal Shelter or the Manchester Fire Department c/o Brewster Funeral Service PO Box 885 Manchester, VT 05255.

Published in Bennington Banner from Jan. 6 to Jan. 10, 2011
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