Joan Mary Swanson

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East Lyme - Joan Mary (L'Hernault) Swanson, of East Lyme and formerly of Smithtown, N.Y., passed away on Dec. 29, 2012. She was predeceased by her husband, John Swanson of Smithtown, N.Y., in 2002.

Joan was born in New York, on Feb. 21, 1932, to the late Mary and Eugene L'Hernault.

Joan is survived by her sister, Elizabeth (L'Hernault) Bunyan and her husband, Jack Bunyan. She is also survived by her children, their spouses, and grandchildren, daughter, Linda (Swanson) Kocik and husband, John Kocik, their children Joshua, Joseph, and Rachel of Hampden, Maine; son, John Swanson and wife, Amy Mannarino, and their children, Alexander and Andrew of St. James, N.Y.; daughter, Mary-Jean (Swanson) Nappi and her daughter, Kristin, of Miller Place, N.Y; son, Mark Swanson and longtime companion, Nancy Bae, of both Macon, Ga. and Goodyear, Ariz.; and daughter, Carol (Swanson) Quelle her husband, Richard Quelle, and their children, Rebecca, Ryan, Eric, and Scott of East Lyme.

The family will receive visitors from 9 to 10 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, at the Thomas L. Neilan & Sons East Lyme Funeral Home, 48 Grand St., Niantic, followed by a church service at 10:30 a.m. at St. Matthias Church in East Lyme. Burial Mass will be at 12 noon on Friday, Jan. 5, at Calverton National Cemetery, Calverton, N.Y.

In lieu of flowers, please send a donation in Joan's name to Luther Ridge Assisted Living, 628 Congdon St. West, Middletown, CT 06457, where she received loving care from a very dedicated staff in the last few months of her life.

Condolence messages may be left on Mrs. Swanson's memorial page at
Published in The Day on Jan. 1, 2013