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Paraska Swantek, 96, Longtime Pawling Resident

Paraska Swantek
Paraska Swantek Photo Credit: Horn & Thomes Funeral Home

PAWLING, N.Y. -- Longtime Pawling resident Paraska Swantek died on Saturday, Feb. 13. She was 96.

Born in Czechoslovakia, Swantek came to New York via Chicago, where she'd worked at Forkosh Hospital. She was then a nurse's aide at Yonkers General Hospital.

She is survived by granddaughters Ann-Marie Swantek of Ridgefield, Connecticut, and Suzanne Swantek of Mamaroneck; daughter-in-law JoAnn Swantek of Pawling; and several nieces and nephews.

Swantek is predeceased by her son, Andrew; husband Andrew Swantek; parents Jan and Anastazia (Guzy) Kocur; and several brothers and sisters.

Visiting hours will be from 9-9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 17, at the Horn & Thomes Funeral Home, 83 East Main St., in Pawling. A mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. at St. John's Church, in Pawling, with burial to follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, in Yonkers.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, by clicking here, or by mail to P.O. Box 1893, Memphis, TN 38101-9950, using this form.

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