Swati Chokalingam M.D.
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CHOKALINGAM, Swati, MD Passed away January 30th, 2012, at St. Elizabeth's Hospital, in Brighton MA, where she was a physician for thirty years. Her family was by her side. Known for her dedication to her work and family, her sense of humor, and her warmth, Swati will be missed by many. Those who knew her will never forget her. She is survived by her husband of thirty-six years, Avu, her son Vijay, her daughter Mindy, her mother Amita, and her siblings Partho, Gargi and Sreela. There will be a memorial for friends and family in the coming weeks. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network at www.pancan.org. For online guestbook gfdoherty.com George F. Doherty & Sons Wellesley 781 235 4100



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Published in Boston Globe from Feb. 1 to Feb. 2, 2012.
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October 25, 2017
Dearest Dr Chokalingam:
You were my first OBGYN at St Elizabeth Hospital of Boston :( You worked with my husband (was a surgical resident) and you told me so many funny stories about working as a doctor ( since I was applying for Medical schools) and you used to tell me stories about your children specially your daughter every time I was in your office.
I cannot believe this, I just started watching this show "Mindy's Project" and I kept telling myself how "Mindy" reminds me of you. Not the personality of the actress but her looks. I just watched her latest episode on Hulu then I checked to see who her parents are and I SAW YOUR NAME I JUMPED and I was laughing but then I saw that you passed away :( I literally had tears in my eyes within minutes after jumping up and down from excitement...I am SO SORRY you are not with us any more :( Gosh! I am so overwhelmed with emotions right now I don't know what to write? So many fond memories just talking to you at your office...I remember you said to me "I am not supposed to say this but you are the only patient I tell my personal stories to about my children"...You God bless your wonderful sweet soul...You always had that motherly love ~Energy~ about you...I am deeply sadden by youre passing....If I had known, I would have come to Brighton just to say good bye :(...Your daughter "Mindy" plays the total opposite of who you were and how you dressed but I am sure her being an OBGYN on the show had to do with honoring you ...

With love...
Always...

Padideh Fotouhi
Padideh Farivar Fotouhi
Acquaintance
February 13, 2013
Dr. Swati Chokalingam was so much more than an amazing doctor, she was also a friend the minute you walked over the threshold. With all the patients she had she remembered every personal thing about me when I walked in the room and we'd resume our chats from the last visit. She delivered my daughter and eased me into peri-menopause. I just found out today that she has passed and I was shocked and saddened. She was a wonderful woman and a wonderful doctor. I am very grateful for the care she has given me over the years. My heartfelt condolences to her family whom she spoke about with pride so often. I will miss your care and our chats, Dr. C!
Tammy Greenwood
January 17, 2013
Just learnt of her passing away. Like many have said, she was much more than just my doctor. She delivered both my daughters and guided me through motherhood with sound advice. I will miss her tremendously.
Paroma
January 16, 2013
Still mourning the loss of my friend. Love you always.
Sharlene Blake
January 15, 2013
Just got to know... amazing lady actually I still cant believe she is not with us, we moved to NC and she delivered both my kids.. what an amazing lady... we miss you Dr Swati but you will be with me always..
January 4, 2013
Just learned of Dr. Swati's passing while reading WebMD at Milton Hospital. Sadness filled my heart and tears clouded my vision...Like so many others, she delivered both of my children and guided me from my 20s to my 40s...will forever cherish her spirit. My sincere prayers and thoughts to her entire family.
Rochelle
January 3, 2013
I had three kids, all delivered with her assistance. She was always kind and caring with me and my family. Great lady.
Paula Bronzoni
November 22, 2012
Just came to know about Dr. Swati passing away. She was my doctor and delivered my twins. I was even thinking of taking my twins to meet her this summer from London. You are missed Dr.Swati. My condolences to her dear and near ones'
Mythili Nathan
November 14, 2012
I'm so sorry for your loss. Dr Swati was so loving and caring. May she rest in peace.
Rose Walusimbi
October 2, 2012
I just learnt of Dr. Chokalingam's passing and was extremely sad to hear this. She was my OB GYN about 10 years ago when I was in the Waltham area and I remember her to be a an extremely vivacious and upbeat person. She was a doctor I could trust and I will always remember our interactions with fond memories. My prayers and best wishes are with the Chokalingam family.
Reeny Sondhi
September 25, 2012
Dr. Chockingam was a wonderful doctor and friend. I could share things with her that I did not feel comfortable sharing with my own mother. She knew me well and never forgot any details or the important things to ask about. From high school to young adulthood to grown woman-she was a wonderful influence in my life. I always hoped that she would deliver my baby one day. When my husband called to share this news with me, I was both shocked and saddened. I think Swati knew how much she meant to her patients and I find comfort in that. I feel blessed to have been in her care for many years.
Meta Cushing
September 25, 2012
I am just learning of Dr. Chokalingam's passing. I am so sorry to hear this. She was my primary care doctor for years and delivered my daughter in 2007. We always had wonderful chats during my appointments. Peace to your family.
Shannon Cuff
September 17, 2012
I am just learning of Dr. Chokalingam's passing and am so very sorry to hear this. Your beloved wife and mother was my Doctor years ago and she was always so kind and encouraging. I am sending prayers your way. I know that she was so proud of her family. Her eyes would always light up and she would sit a little higher in her chair when we would first catch up after it had been a while, and this was always when she was talking about you. Thinking of all of you today.
Michele Lazcano
August 20, 2012
Mindy, Vijay, and Mindy's dad:

I always remembered your mom fondly--she was such a warm and caring person. I always felt so welcome in your home!

I'm so sad to learn of your loss. My deepest condolences to you all during this difficult year.
Mary Andaloro
August 1, 2012
I am soooo sad and shocked to call Swati's office today and be given the news that she had passed. I trusted her with my life. She delivered both my children at ST' E, and I had a relationship with her for over twenty years. I will never forget our chats, her concern for my family, and the professional advise she always gave me about how to live more healthy. It will be hard to trust another doctor and build a relationship like I had with Swati, she was one of a kind. I will continue to pray for her family, what a great loss for them, but also for all of us that knew and loved her.
Sharlene Blake
July 11, 2012
I like all the others have fond memories of Swati..... When I was pregnant with my twin boys...now 16 years old... I had a very complicated pregnancy to say the least... She turned me over to the best fetal doctors at St. Margarets Hospital and that to me is the biggest compliment she paid to herself... Some Doctor's would have tried to play God in this situation and she did not... She always came by to see me for the 2 months I was hospitalized prior to giving birth... and when Stephen & Ryan made their debut on 9-3-1995 she was right there in the O.R. to deliver them.... Rest in Peace Swati and to her family... Thank-you for sharing your Wife, Mom, Siter and friend with the rest of us....

Maura
Maura Smith
June 24, 2012
I am deeply saddened by the passing of Dr. Chokalingham. She was my rock when I found out I was pregnant. I cannot help to think that I would not have a perfect little girl right now if it was not for her support & stern, yet positive, advise. I could not have gone though it without her !
Stacey
June 15, 2012
There is no word to express how shocked I was when I got the news of Swati's passing away. I came to know her through family friends when I moved to Massachusetts 14 years ago and she delivered my two children for which I will be ever grateful to her. My annual OB/GYN visit would be catching up on my family and hers. She was so proud of her son and daughter's achievements. Even my husband sought her medical advice on medical matters. I have seen only a few sharp practical and balanced people as her. I will always miss a genuinely dear friend and doctor.
Keya Guin
May 16, 2012
I was deeply shocked hearing the news that Dr.Chokkalingam passed away. She delivered both my boys. She always said come back for a girl. She was a great doctor, a fine human being with awesome sense of humor. She always enquired after my family and made special effort to make me comfortable. She will be missed deeply. My prayers are with her family. She was very proud of her children VJ and Mindy , and shared stories about their successes.
Usha Kandala
May 7, 2012
I just found out about Dr. Chokalingam and am shocked. My sincerest condolences to her family. I was a patient and loved her! She treated you as a whole person, not just a part or symptom. She went to the mat for me with the insurance company. She was very funny and challenged me on my decisions - not so much because she thought they were wrong, but because she wanted to make sure I understood my motivation and any possible outcomes. She brought both of my nieces into the world as well. I could go on and on about what a great person and doctor she was. She was fabulous and I know I will not find another doctor like her.
Lisa M Gilgan
May 6, 2012
I am deeply shocked upon learning of Dr. Chokalingam's passing. I became a patient of hers soon after she opened her first office and without her encouragement would not have my 3 children Jordan whom she delivered in 1988, Joshua in 1989 and Jasmine in 1995. I thank you from the bottom of my heart and will miss you dearly. Love, Holly Trinh
Holly Trinh
April 19, 2012
She delivered my son 22 years ago and asked to see pictures every single time I went to see her. The last time was after he turned 21 and she told me he looked like a movie star.
Amruta Mudambi
March 20, 2012
I miss you, too!
March 19, 2012
I will miss you, Dr.Chokalingam.
G K
February 27, 2012
I am deeply saddened by the news. She has been my doctor for more than 15 years and such a fine human being. My visits to her office were peppered with care, compassion,humor and understanding. She was a terrific human being ,loved her family and brought them so close to us even though we barely knew them. Similarly she inquired about my own husband and children as well as shared so many experiences and advice. We will miss her greatly. My deepest condolences to her family.
Nirmala Garimella
February 27, 2012
I am very sorry to hear she is passing away.
I have been her patient for 15 years, I missed my best doctor.
May her soul rest in peace.

Melissa M. Luo
Melissa Luo
February 26, 2012
I was so sad to hear about Dr. Chokalingham's passing. I moved to Boston right after college in 1995 and have been going to her ever since. She was an amazing doctor and a very important part of my life. My mom passed away in 2002 of breast cancer and Dr. C was so kind and supportive and talked to me about my personal life, family, etc. before all of my appointments. She had a way that put me at ease no matter what was happening. She was also very funny...she actually told ,me once that I should hurry up and find a man! I had always planned on having her as my doctor when and if the time ever came for me to try and have a baby. I just got married in October and the plans are finally in the works. It breaks my heart that I never got to tell her and that she won't be with me throughout this next chapter. I will be lucky if I can find a new doctor half as wonderful. I am so sorry for her family and send my deepest condolences.
Amanda Payne
February 25, 2012
My family and I were shocked and saddened to hear the news of Dr. Chokalingam's passing. She was my doctor for 13 years and delivered our 3 children. I was always a little sad after I delivered as I knew I would not see her as often. I can't remember one visit that she didn't sit and chat and ask me about work, my family or discuss politics or her children. She always made me laugh and her stories about raising her own children were so valuable to me. Most of all she was a super intelligent and compassionate person and doctor who truly cared for her patients. I will never forget her.
My deepest sympathy is with you. Thank you for sharing your wonderful wife and mother with us.
Jennifer Wright
February 24, 2012
Karen Paine
February 23, 2012
Your wife, mother, daughter, sister was a beautiful, dedicated, sharp, ever-giving person. Sooo many broken hearts over her passing.She is among the Heavens above. A shining star indeed. I was privileged to have her as my physician and will hold her memory dear.
Ann-Margret McDade
February 23, 2012
I have just learned the news of Swati Chokalinghams passing. I have been a patient of hers for 20 yrs. I will miss her and all the bbeautiful things about her. She was a beautiful person in all ways. i loved how she made each one of her patients think they were #1, she put a new level to of perfection to "bedside manner". She was kind, genuine, compassionate and a true humanatarian. I will never forget her as she never fotgot her patients. I will always hold onto the wisdom she shared with me about life at each and every visit.
Karen Paine, Webster
February 22, 2012
Today I took my daughter to the Brighton office,only to learn,our dr. passed away.I have been a patient for twenty years.Swati delivered my daughter eighteen years ago Dec.She was a true ,smart ,funny,compassionate human being.Always made time to ask about my family life.She was more like a friend.I am very saddened by her passing.She will be greatly missed.Her family was everything,always keeping me up to date with Mindy and her son and her handy husband.I express deep condolences to her family and friends.
Sincerely,
Wendy Corkhum and Family
February 21, 2012
You will be missed. My memories are still fresh of the knowledgeable, humorous gynec that you were. May God bless your soul. My heartfelt condolences to your family.
Sudha Balasuryan
February 21, 2012
`We are deeply saddened to hear the sudden demise of Swathi. Her spontaneous nature and sense of humor will be terribly missed by all. Our heartfelt condolences to the family. May her soul rest in peace.
Geeta Kannan, Lexington, MA
Geeta Kannan
February 21, 2012
I am so very sorry to hear that such a wonderful person is gone. She delivered my babies in 2008 and in 2010 and I will be very grateful always for her kind words and encouragement when I was unsure that we could have successful pregnancies.
shannon dodds
February 18, 2012
I was so shocked when I was told that Dr Chokalingham was gone for ever. I was in tears and I didnt believe my doctor from St.E's. I have known her since I was in my early 20's. Twenty six yers she has been my doctor and my friend. She delivered both of my girls Katerina and Erifili. She stood by my side when I was going very difficult times with my health going through breast cancer she encouraged me and made me understand that hope and positive attitude and energy is the best medicine to overcome the disease. She was always so caring and always made me feel as I was a special patient of hers. She always took her time and I trusted her to a level that I could share my personal issues. She was not only a good doctor but she was a good friend. She always advised me about taking care of my family business. I can say so much about her without stopping but I can only say now one thing.... she is resting in piece and she is embraced in God's hands. I will miss her a lot and I am so thankful that I had the chance to have her as my doctor. My warm condolences to her family. She will be missed but she will never be forgotten.
She was an amazing pesron. I know that her soul is up there dancing with the angels. (Agapi Sfakianakis, Walpole, Mass)
Agapi Sfakianakis
February 16, 2012
I am shocked and saddened to hear of Dr. Chokalingham's passing. She was not only a great Doctor, but someone you could talk to freely about almost any subject, and we did.

I remember her telling me about the "origin" of her daughter's professional name. Mindy Kaling. "Kaling is actually the middle part of our name!"

Dr. Chokalingham was the type of person that put you at ease. I remember coming in for an OB appointment where we started talking about handbags and shoes. When I once complimented her on a pair of wedges she was wearing, she automatically slipped the shoe off her foot and said: "Do you like them? Here try them on!".

I will miss her spontaneity, her spunk and her extremely insightful wisdom in life matters. She was more than any conventional doctor could be. Dr. Chokalingham was in a league of her own.

I love you and I will miss you. Thank you for bringing my two beautiful babies into this world, and for taking such good care of me.

My sincere condolences to Dr. Chokalingham's family. May her memory be eternal.
Voula Manousos
February 15, 2012
I am very sorry to hear she is passing away.
she delivered my daughter in 2010. But we lose you in 2012.
May her soul rest in peace.
Li Li
February 15, 2012
may the angels guide you my friend.
sherry phillips
February 15, 2012
I will miss you so much! You always knew what to say when I was down. You delivered my 3 beautiful children. You were a good friend and I will truly miss you. May the angels watch over you always.
Sherry Phillips
February 15, 2012
She delivered all of my boys and I loved how she took such good care of my wife. I will miss her greatly. I wish I knew she was ill so I could have said a last goodbye. I pray God's comfort for her family.
Michael Baugh
February 14, 2012
I am saddened today to hear the news of my friend Swati's passing. She was more than my OB/GYN of 23 years. She was my dear, dear friend and I will miss her terribly. She delivered my daughter, Anna, and we shared many stories of our children, our lives, our futures and many laughs together. She was a force of nature and that is how I will always remember her.
Christine Burgess
February 13, 2012
I'm very sorry to hear about your loss. I was an Ob/Gyn resident at St. E's with Dr. Chokalingam. I enjoyed working with her very much and I think she was sympathetic to me since I went to Dartmouth, like her daughter. My apartment got broken into in the South End and she was adamant that I move in with her! She definitely had a big heart and made me laugh.
Neeta Vora
February 12, 2012
So shocked to just find out about Dr. Swati. May her soul rest in peace. She was a wonderful person and the best OB/ Gyn. She brought both our daughters in this world. My heart goes out to her family and want to say one thing. She will be remembered always when we"ll look at our kids and will thank her always !

Bobby& Karishma & our kids
Karishma Mannan
February 12, 2012
So shocked to just find out about Dr. Swati. May her soul rest in peace. She was a wonderful person and the best
ob/Gyn. She brought both our
girls in this world . My heart
goes out to her family and just want to say one thing. She will
always be remembered when we "ll look at our kids and will thank her always!
Karishma Mannan
February 11, 2012
Condolences to the family
Raja Mannan
February 11, 2012
I just returned from India when I heard the shocking news of the untimely passing away of Swati. She was a very close friend of mine, very dependable, always ready to help even in the middle of the night, dedicated physician, great surgeon,loved her family and friends. She had a vibrant personality and she will be missed very much. My deepest sympathies to Avu, Vijay, Mindy and other family members.

Suseela Doss,MD
Newton,MA
February 10, 2012
Dear Avu, Vijay and Mindy,
I am so sorry for your loss. I pray for Swati's big loving and so generous soul to keep embracing you through your lives, and I pray for you to stay strong and know how much she loved all of you, how proud and eager to talk about you and happy to have you by her side she was. I first met Swati at Beth Israel Hospital when I was a resident and she was an attending there, and then our friendship continued through multiple nights "on call" on Labor and Delivery at St Elizabeth's. She had a unique proud, incredibly strong, opinionated, warm and loving personality. She has been very straight forward, honest, never shy of her feelings and beliefs. Swati was incredibly smart and practical, had an excellent, quick and very sharp judgement as a person and as a physician. She had an excellent sense of humor and was someone you can always trust with your problems, someone you can rely on. And she was oh so proud of all of you, your love for her and your achievements! She, despite 36+ years together, continued to be deeply touched by Avu's love and affection, she kept talking about her personal fountain and how she loved it. She was very proud of Vijay and his "head for business", and she never stopped talking (and loved to be asked) about Mindy's work and progress. The three of you were her world! With the same passion, she devoted herself to her patients, day or night, and loved her work so much, despite very long hours and hardships. She was full of life, energy, she was happy, strong and optimistic. She knew my whole family, remembered all small details from our Labor and Delivery conversations, and offered her surprisingly very astute opinions. She warmed up and brightened my life, I will forever remember her and be grateful for all Swati and I shared.
With love and deepest sympathy.
Marina Rabin
February 10, 2012
I am so deeply saddened to hear today of the passing of such a great doctor, Dr. swati Chokalingham!! she didnt deliver my children but brought my 3 wonderful grand children into the world. She has been my doctor for over 25 yrs. and she is the only doctor that I never minded going to. I as everyone will miss all those chats we had and remember how proud she was of her family!! She will be forever in our hearts. I thank you Dr. hokalingham an d rest in peace!! Trudy Wirwicz, Middleton, Ma.
Trudy wirwicz
February 10, 2012
I am extremely saddened to hear of the passing of Dr. Chokalingham.

I had a very difficult pregnancy and was very fortunate indeed to get a doctor like Swati Chokalingam. It had been only a week since we had moved to Waltham from Cincinnati and I got to know that I was expecting. I tried getting in touch with few doctors but I was not getting appointment immediately and my condition was getting worse. I called Dr. Swati Chokalingam's office and I was lucky that she picked up the phone. She patiently heard me out and asked few questions and then said if I could come that day itself.

As soon as I met her I realized that I was in very safe hands. I had complete faith and trust in her. She was very inspiring.

She delivered my daughter.

She was a truly special lady who I am honored to have known and been a patient of.

My deepest sympathies to her family, co-workers, and friends for she will be dearly missed by all.

We will always carry her in our hearts and will treasure our memories of her.

Shalini, Dipesh & Disha.
Shalini Roy
February 10, 2012
sweta gupta
February 9, 2012
Avu,Mindy and Vijay:
I am very sad to learn about Swathi's untimely passing. She is at the abode of Goddess Mahalakshmi. May her soul rest in peace.
Tinniam Balasubramaniam
February 9, 2012
Having worked with Swati from the time she was a resident at St E's I feel that we have lost a cherished and loved friend and colleague. She certainly brought her own style and personality to the Labor and Delivery unit whenever she was there. You always knew when Swati was there and we still feel her presence with us even now. We will always carry her in out hearts and will treasure our memories of her .
Kathy Tilton
February 8, 2012
We are shocked to learn about Dr Chokalingam's passing. She was an exceptional doctor who dedicated herself to the care of her patients. We will miss her practical advice.

May her soul rest in peace.

Anuradha and Amol.
Anuradha Karkhanis
February 8, 2012
It was with great sadness that I learned this morning of the passing of Dr. Chokalingham. I was a patient of hers for almost 20 years and over those years, she was more than a doctor and just like a friend. She was with me during a very difficult pregnancy and always checked to make sure I was well. At every visit, We always took the time to talk about our respective families and how the kids were doing. Even though I moved to RI over 15 years ago, she remained my GYN as well as my PC doctor as I did not believe I could find another doctor as caring and compassionate as her. She will certainly be missed and her memories will remain forever in my heart. Sorry I didn't get the chance to say goodbye and to thank her for always being there. May her soul rest in peace and my deepest sympathy to the family.
Sonia
February 7, 2012
I learned today of Dr. Chokalingam's passing. She was my doctor of 24 plus years and she delivered my three beautiful children. She was a great inspiration, always had great advice and I often forgot I was at a Dr's office during my appointments, with the great conversations and stories of her children growing up to, her visits to NY and LA. I will truly miss her and my deepest sympathy to her family.
Vaneza Nazario
February 7, 2012
I am saddened to hear of Dr. Chokalingham's passing. I have been a patient for 21 years and she delivered all four of my children. She was the most caring doctor I have ever had and I could not have imagined anyone else delivering my children. When I had my second child they were getting ready to open the new St. Margaret's building. I told her I would see her at the grand opening and sure enough I did. My son was the first baby born in the new building.

I will always remember our chat's and how she never just rushed you in and out of the office. She was kind, caring and truly one of a kind. I will miss you

My deepest condolences to her family.
Carmela McDowell
February 7, 2012
My doctor of 22 years and my friend. You brought a light into my life as well as my children. There are no words to express. My family and i will miss you
Ann Carbone
February 7, 2012
I am shocked and saddened to learn of Dr. Chokalingam's passing. I have been a patient of hers for the past 21 years, she delivered my second child very enthusiastically making the experience better than I could have imagined. My very first visit with her I asked who would be on call for her if I went into labor on her weekend off, her reply, “I deliver ALL my baby's unless I am out of the state or country!” I was sold then and there!
I later worked for the Dr for three years; on off hours I would bring my small daughter with me who Dr. Chokalingam quickly dubbed “her little stapler” who later in life became a patient as well. Generations of women found themselves becoming patients of hers with good reason, there was care, kindness and concern, not to mention the long talks in her office before you were even examined. She knew every member of your family from mother to sister to daughter, who all were under her care.
She was never at a loss of stories of her family, especially her children who I think we all feel we know so well from the pride she expressed in them.
To Avu and the rest of the family, my deepest condolences. I am so terribly sorry for your loss.
Christine Burns
February 7, 2012
May your sweet kind soul rest in eternal peace. I wish i had said bye but I know you are in a peaceful place now. Thank you for delivering my son, it is the best gift i ever had. Am sad that i have lost you and before Dr. hertzilla. You both are always going to be part going to be part of our lives. I will always cherish the conversations we shared during my office visits and will take all your advice serious. I will miss you forever to infinite. Lilian N (Lowell MA)
February 7, 2012
I am so saddened to hear of Dr. Chokalingam's passing. I have been a patient of hers for over 17 years. The birth of my daughter 16 months ago was a blessing and with her as my physician made it so much more special. She has also helped me get through some tough times since I have been a patient of hers, one of which was the passing of my mother. She was always so warm hearted and comical. She will truly be missed. My heart goes out to her family and friends.
Melissa Iodice (Framingham MA)
February 7, 2012
Dr. Chokalingam was the best doctor. She delivered my two children. She was always very hands on. I loved sitting with her talking and joking about life and the kids. I will never forget her and the love she shared with us. She will always be miss but never forgotten.
Maria Carrasquillo
February 6, 2012
Dr. Chokalingam was one of my absolute favorite people in the world. I had my first child 6 months ago and therefore saw Swati very often over the last year and a half. As much as I looked forward to my actual appointments, I equally enjoyed our often long chats.

Swati loved to tell me stories about Mindy and she always seemed so proud of her. I loved hearing her views on current events and how passionate and opinionated she was.

I knew she was sick during my pregnancy and there was one day where she didn't look well and her husband was in the waiting room to take her home after my visit. I told her as much as I loved seeing her she needed to take care of herself and take it easy. In true Swati form, she said, "what am I supposed to do all day, sit at home and watch tv? I love my patients and I will work for as long as I can." Even when she was unable to come to my delivery she was on the phone to me, the nurses, the other doctors numerous times a day.

She was a truly special lady who I am honored to have known and been a patient of. In this day and age of managed care, doctors like Dr. Chokalingham are few and far between.

My deepest sympathies to her family, co-workers, and friends for she will be dearly missed by all.
Marisa Podolski
February 5, 2012
I just heard about Dr. Chokalingham's passing away today. I am in shock and had no idea she had been sick. She was always so vibrant and full of life. I was a patient of hers for over 10 years. She was a wonderful doctor. She would often talk about her children. She was a very proud mother. I will miss her.
Terry Manning
February 4, 2012
My deepest sympathies to the entire family. Dr. Chokalingam was an exemplary person-- from mother, to physician, to friend. She will be greatly missed and very fondly remembered by many.
Josefina Irigoyen
February 4, 2012
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February 3, 2012
So incredibly sorry for your loss.
Words can't ever explain that heartfelt loss - so I won't try, just know we thank you for her love.
Kristen Auterio
February 3, 2012
I speak for all the Craig's, their spouses, and their children when I say Dr. Chokalingham is irreplacable. She was a lifesaver, compassionate care giver and friend to our family. Our love and prayers go out to her family. She will be sorely missed.
Frank and Soledad Craig
February 3, 2012
Avu, Vijay & Mindy,

We are shocked and saddened by the untimely demise of Swati. She was a kind and wonderful person who worked tirelessly to bring up her family. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Raj & Nalini
Raj Sharma
February 3, 2012
I am extremely saddened to hear of the passing of Dr. Chokalingham. Swati was my doctor for many years and delivered all three of my children. She was an unbelievably dedicated, compassionate and caring Physician. I always enjoyed my appointments and looked forward to them. Please accept my deepest sympathy for your loss. I will always remember Dr. Chokalingam fondly.
Maria McGrath
February 3, 2012
All my love to all of you.

Elle
Eleanor Seigler
February 3, 2012
Heartfelt sympathies from my family to yours! Prayers of peace and strength to you all. She had touched the lives of my sisters and I on so many levels. She not only was our Dr., she was a great friend. I have so many fond memories of her.. from delivering my son, to sharing exercising tips to keep fit, sharing life experiences and all the countless hours I spent in her office just us talking and almost forgetting the reason I was there for the appt.. I will miss you deeply Dr. Chokalingham, you are the best Dr. I have ever had! I will never forget you! I am blessed to have had the opportunity to be a part of your life and you of mine!
Naomi Oti
February 3, 2012
I'm so sad to hear of the news of Dr Chokalingham passing away. Dr Chokalingham has been my doctor since the age of 18 and has delivered my twin girls. She was more than a doctor to me, my visits consisted of her wanting to know everything that was going on with me, my family and work. We would sit and chat for the longest time, I would always feel bad for the patients in the waiting room. But she truly cared about me as a person as well as my health. I will truely miss her as my doctor and friend. I am so sad that I did not know of her sickness and I never got to truly thank her for all that she did for me, she always went above and beyond for me when it came to my health, I feel so honored to have been her patient and to have know her all these years. I will never forget her and my thoughts and prayers are with the family, I am truly so sorry for your loss.
Michelle Auterio
February 2, 2012
We are very saddened at the news of your terrible loss and will forever remember the dedication, warmth, and kindness that Swati showed to her patients. Swati delivered our four daughters and will always be in our thoughts and prayers
Tony & Cathy Troy
February 2, 2012
Labour and Delivery will never be the same without Swati
Having worked with her for over 20 years, the void is now so great...
I offer my deepest sympathy to you all....what a wonderful family you are.
Siobhan DiNatale.
February 2, 2012
I am so very sorry for your loss. Dr. Chokalingam was my doctor for many years when I lived in the Newton area. She was a great lady. Peace to your family and my deepest condolences to you.
GINA DICICCO-MARINO
February 2, 2012
I'm so sadened of the passing of Dr Chokalingham. Swati has been my doctor since the age of 13 and has delivered all three of my children. I looked forwarded to my visits as we would sit and chat for the longest time. We would compare how our flowers were growing and she was so proud of her children and i so enjoyed hearing about what was going on in their lives and in return Swati was throughly interested in me and my family. I will truely miss her as a provider, mentor and friend. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Sandra MacInnis
February 2, 2012
Mindy,

I saw your mother's obituary in the Globe this morning, and I cannot tell you how saddened I was to learn of her passing. I have wonderful memories of her, especially from our sleepovers at your house in Lincoln. My condolences to you and the rest of your family during what must be an extremely difficult time.
Joanna Bengel
February 2, 2012
Very sorry to hear the news .Dr chokalingam swathi delivered my kid .we had valuable ,wonderful conversation during my pregnancycheck ups.
Tribute fo her .....mahati,sandilya
Mahati Sandilya
February 2, 2012
We were shocked to hear Dr.Swathi's passing.We had some valuable and wonderful conversations with her waiting during my pregnancy time.
She delivered my kid ,we will be very thankful to her ever.
Our tribute to her
Mahati Sandilya
February 2, 2012
Dear Avu,
Aruna and I are very sad and sorry to hear the news of Swati's passing. We pray for her soul to rest in peace and strength to you and your family to bear the loss. She was certainly a wonderful person and will be missed by all dearly. Our sincere codolences.
Kannans'
February 2, 2012
We are so sorry to hear of Dr. Chokalingam's passing. She delivered both our children. She was a wonderful, compassionate doctor who gave so much dedication to her patients. She will be missed.
Melissa Strangio
February 2, 2012
I was sorry to hear of Dr. Chokalingum's passing. She delivered both of my daughters, and she and I had some wonderful conversations while waiting during labor. I feel for all the nervous fathers-to-be who will not have the opportunity to know her, as well as her patients, family and friends who did know her.
Jason Ross
February 1, 2012
Hi Avu,

We were shocked and saddened to hear of your wife Swati's passing. We knew she had been ill, but was hoping she would recuperate. You have our very sincere and deep sympathy on such a tragic loss. We will be ever thankful for having had the opportunity to know her and will always have fond memories of her. Our deepest sympathy is with you and your family at this sad and difficult time. Our best to you and your wonderful family.

Jay Srinivasan
Prabha,Priya, Vidya and Divya
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