Dolores Swain

Swain, Dolores Carol entered into rest January 24, 2013 at St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital, Newburgh. She was 70.
Born April 20, 1942 in Peekskill, NY, she was the daughter of the late Samuel L. and Martha Ann Barksdale Lunsford II .
She was the widow of the late Lewis Swain Sr. who pre-deceased her in 1999.
Dolores was a retired Seamstress for Dorel Hat Co., Beacon. She had attended Beacon schools, she was a member of The Springfield Baptist Church, Beacon, the Church Sanctuary Choir, Past President of Beacon Concerned Citizens, a volunteer for NSO, she was a Missionary, she enjoyed playing softball, bowling, and loved to cook and feed people.
Survivors include four children, Lewis swain Jr. (Stacy) of Beacon, Kathy Swain of Beacon, Troy A. Swain (Shontae) of Wappingers Falls, and Donald Tomlins (Danelle) of
MI, seven grand children, Chastity, JoAnn, Amber, Othello, Chloe, Briel, and Tiffany,
two brothers , Samuel Lunsford III (Levisa) of Beacon, and Marvin Lunsford of NC, two sisters, Mary Odelia McNair of NC, and Marilyn A. Lunsford of Beacon, six sisters-in-law, Mary Medley White (Frank), Mary E. Morrow (Ed), Annie J. Wright (Larry), Elaine Cage, Catherine Swain and Valerie Lunsford, one brother-in-law, Freddie Swain (Physhpy), her god-sons, Michael Forte, Luis Galarza Jr., and Lowell Harvard, her spiritual children, Julius and Minister Luader Smith, her best friend Rosie Simmons, as well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
In addition to her husband and parents she was pre-deceased by three brothers, Richard, Berkley, and James Lunsford, two sisters, Ann Marie Carlton, and Martha Jean Vereen, and her grandmother, Odelia Ellis.
Visitation will be held Wednesday January 30, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm and Thursday January 31, from 10:00 to 11:00 am at The Springfield Baptist Church, 8 Mattie Cooper Square, Beacon, where, at 11:00 am Funeral Services will be held. Pastor Ronald O. Perry will Officiate.
Inurnment in Fishkill Rural Cemetery will be private and at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions maybe made to The Springfield Baptist Church Youth Ministry, 8 Mattie Cooper Square, Beacon, NY 12508.
Arrangements are under the direction of Jarett D. Quick, Libby Funeral Home, Inc. 55 Teller Ave. Beacon, NY 12508 (845) 831-0179.
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Date Of Service
Wednesday, January 30 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm

Location Of Service
The Springfield Baptist Church, 8 Mattie Cooper Square, Beacon

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  1. Helen Edick says:

    Words cannot fully express my deepest sympathy for all the family at this time. Know that she will always be with all of you in spirit. Love has no boundaries, not even death. You are all in my prayers.
    Aunt Helen

  2. James D. Tomlins, Jr. and Dawn Tomlins, Norman, Oklahoma says:

    We were very saddened to hear the loss of such a wonderful lady. We had hoped to see her and the family the next time we were back in Beacon. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family at this sad time and hope they find comfort knowing she is with our Lord.

  3. Chris Terri Christopher Rachel and Kaitlyn Leahy says:

    Troy Shontae and family, ‘Mama Swain’ has touched those who knew her and will be missed but remembered for the hugs and warm welcomes she always gave all of us. She, and you, always made us feel like part of the family. Out thoughts and prayers are with you always. Love you guys. The Leahys

  4. Denise Johnson-Fox says:

    Troy, My thoughts and prayers are with all of you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.

  5. Pamela Powell Howard says:

    Louis, Kathy and Troy My Condolences and Prayers for You and the Family. I’ve been down this long road and the pain and hurt words can’t describe. Your Mom was Beautiful Woman inside and out. She leaves You with many great, unforgettable memories. In your darkest hour just think of those memories and know she’ll live within You Forever.

    God Bless, Pam

  6. Eugene A. Murphy and family says:

    So very sorry to hear of your loss.My thoughts and prayers go out to all of the Family.A wonderful lady and she will be missed.

  7. Don, Cheryl Joyce and family says:

    Lew and family, we are sorry to hear of your loss. Remember our thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time.

  8. Norma Medina-McDonald says:

    So sorry to hear about your loss. Your mother was kind and my memories of her are fond. Lewis, Cathy and Troy I have you in my thoughts.

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