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Marlene Swanger

February 22, 1938 to June 13, 2014

Boonville- Marlene Swanger, 76, of James St., wife of Dale, passed away after a short illness, on Friday, June 13, 2014, at St. Luke's Memorial Hospital, New Hartford.

She was born on February 22, 1938, in Milton, Pennsylvania where she received her education. On July 7, 1956, Marlene was united in marriage with Dale W. Swanger at the Milton Presbyterian Church. In 1988, the couple moved from Elmira to Boonville, where they have since lived. Marlene was artistically talented; she especially enjoyed home decorating with a countryside theme and their residence was a reflection of her enjoyment of arts and crafts. In addition to her talents in sewing and stitching and putting together puzzles, she enjoyed constructing, painting and finishing furniture. Her greatest love, however, was for her husband, children and grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, Dale, Marlene is survived by three sons, Scott and his wife Laura Swanger, Conklin, NY, Dr. Dustin Swanger and his partner, Evan Ladd, Amsterdam, NY and Douglas and his wife Stephanie Swanger, Boonville; five grandchildren, Shannon, Ashley, Josh, James and Zachery; one sister, Skip Sisinski, Hanover, PA; one brother and sister in law, Harry and Bonnie Fisher, Virginia Beach, VA.

There will be a gathering of family and friends on Saturday, June 21, 2014, from 4-6 p.m. at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville. Memorial contributions may be made to Boonville Fire Department Ambulance Fund P.O. Box 164 Boonville, NY 13309.

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