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Obituary Notice – Carolyn M. Swanson

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FORESTVILLE:  Carolyn M. Swanson, 92, of Hopper Road, Forestville, passed away Monday, May 6th, 2024 at her residence. She was born in Brooklyn, NY on March 29, 1932, the daughter of the late Samuel J. and Evelyn (Pim) Workoff.

  Carolyn worked as a Supervisor at the former Kessler Graphics, Silver Creek and also worked for the former Forbes & Wagner in Silver Creek.  She assisted her late husband with the family farm.  Carolyn enjoyed fishing, boating, playing cards & puzzles.

  Survivors include two daughters, Diana Bifaro, of Forestville; and Barbara Grady, of Fredonia.  Also surviving are five grandchildren; Jason Bifaro, Carrie Ann (Joe) Mueller, Stacey (Pat) Purpera, Matthew (Elizabeth) Szocki, Timothy (Megan) Szocki, eight great grandchildren; Waylon & Hank Bifaro, Ralph Mueller, Jack Purpera, Benjamin Szocki, Luke Szocki, Jacob Szocki and Liam Cullen.  Besides her parents she was predeceased by her husband Ralph C. Swanson, whom she married on June 25, 1949 in the Forestville Baptist Church and who died September 18, 2021 and two brothers Joseph & Donald Workoff.

  Friends are welcome to call at Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on Friday from 3-7 PM from where Funeral Services will be held Saturday morning at 11 o’clock with Rev. Michael Pollock, pastor of Gage Chapel Community Church, Smith Mills, officiating.  Interment will follow in Smith Mills Cemetery, Town of Hanover.

  The family suggests memorials may be made either to Forestville Fire Department, Inc. PO Box 299, Forestville, NY 14062 or to Hanover Hose Co. #1, %Steve Peters, 11919 Hanover Road, Silver Creek, NY 14136.

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  • Lori Lisa
    Posted May 9, 2024 at 12:28 pm

    Sending peace and love to her family. I met Carrie over 30 years ago on an Easter morning. She changed me ❤️

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    Posted May 11, 2024 at 7:13 am

    I am sorry for your loss.
    Steve Swanson

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