• Joanne B. Swahn
    April 08,2013
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    Joanne B. Swahn
    Joanne B. Swahn

    Joanne B. Reed Swahn, 75, of Rutland, died April 5, 2013, after a long illness.

    She was born April 23, 1937, in Pittsford, the daughter of John Carmi and T. Kathleen (Riley) Reed.

    She attended Pittsford/Barstow High School.

    Survivors include her husband, John A. “Jack” Swahn of Rutland; four children, Kathleen Swahn of Pittsford, John Swahn of Barre, Leslie Nichols of Bellefonte, Pa., and Reed Swahn of Mendon; 11 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; three siblings, Sally Turner, Dorothy “Dutchie” Chastaine, both of Pittsford, and Thomas Reed of Hampton, N.Y.; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

    She was predeceased by two brothers, Hayden “Sonny” and Rodney “Whezzy” Reed.

    The graveside service will be held at a later date in Evergreen Cemetery in Pittsford.

    Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 55 Day Lane, Williston, VT 05495; or Rutland Regional Medical Center Dialysis Unit, 160 Allen St., Rutland, VT 05701.

    Arrangements are under the direction of the Barnard Funeral Home in Pittsford.
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