She was born January 22, 1942 in Auburn, NY and was a lifelong resident of Spafford, NY. She was predeceased by her father and mother, Richard and Caroline (Hunt) Brown.
The oldest of three sisters, she graduated from Skaneateles High School in 1959 and from Auburn Memorial Hospital School of Nursing on a full scholarship in 1962. She was an R.N. for many years at Auburn Memorial Hospital, then in various private practice offices for several years, as well as for Hospice, working full-time while raising two sons. She also taught nursing at Cayuga Community College.
She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Jay C. Schwenk, two sons, Gregg (wife Susan) and Gary, and two sisters, Bonita Wink (husband Larry) and Rebecca Thayer (husband E. Stephen).
Calling hours will be Thursday, January 31st from 4 to 7pm at Robert D. Gray Funeral Home, Skaneateles. A spring burial will be held at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Finger Lakes SPCA of Central New York (www.flspcaofcny.org), Guiding Eyes for the Blind (www.guidingeyes.org) and The Humane Society (www.humanesociety.org).
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