Marjorie B. Swanson

December 23, 2012  

BRANTINGHAM, N.Y.  —  Marjorie B. Swanson, 96, of North Shore Road, died Sunday morning, Dec. 23, at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Stanley Duda. 

Nov. 16, 1916, in Walesville, N.Y., a daughter of the late George and Lizzie Batty, she graduated from Westmoreland Central School. 

In 1936 she married Lyle Swanson of Westmoreland, N.Y. In 1940 they had a son, Neil Swanson, who died in 2009. In 1947, they had twin girls, Donna Duda and Deanna Meister, who now live in Brantingham and Lowville, respectively. She is also survived by seven grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. 

She was predeceased by her husband and son, also by two sisters, Annie Advocate and Gwendolyn Batty; and three brothers, Lionel Batty; and Leonard and Leslie Batty, who died at birth.

Marjorie was an accomplished organist. She taught piano to students in Utica, was the organist at the Walesville Baptist Church for many years, and played piano and accompanied her son Neil, on WKTV in a weekly Saturday program called “Party Time.” 

She was also an avid golfer and a member of the Brantingham Golf Club.

There will be no calling hours. A graveside service will be held in the spring at Brantingham Cemetery at the family's convenience. 

Contributions may be made to the Lewis County Humane Society, P.O. Box 682, Lowville, NY 13367. 

Arrangements are with Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc., Lowville.

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Information provided by Iseneker Funeral Home of Lowville and Newzjunky, Watertown, N.Y.