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Carol J. Swanson 1940-2017

WINTERVILLE, N.C. — Carol J. Swanson, 76, formerly of Niles, died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, surrounded by her family in Winterville, N.C.

She was born Sept 6, 1940, in Akron, the daughter of Mary Burrell.

Carol was a 1958 graduate of Warren G Harding High School. She married her sweetheart, Chester Swanson, and raised four children in Niles. She volunteered at Mount Carmel school, served as a Scout leader and worked at Value City Furniture until she relocated to North Carolina in 2005.

Carol was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Parish in Niles; St. Joseph Catholic Church in Asheboro, N.C.; and St. Peter Catholic Church in Greenville, N.C.

Her husband, Chester Swanson, whom she married April 11, 1959, died July 18, 2012.

Dedicated to her family and a beloved mother and grandmother, she will be deeply missed by her children, including a son, Curtis (Beth) Swanson of Federal Way, Wash.; three daughters, Cheryl (James) Dennis of Columbus, Christine (Robert) Ellwood of Winterville and Caryn (Brian) Caratelli of Raleigh, N.C.; and five grandchildren, Jason and Emily Dennis and Brennan, Nolan and Aleena Ellwood.

Carol was preceded in death by her husband; and her mother.

Friends may call 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017, at Joseph Rossi and Sons Funeral Home in Niles, where the Mount Carmel Bereavement Ministry will conduct 4:30 p.m. prayers. A Mass of Christian burial will be 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Niles, preceded by a 9:30 a.m. prayer service at the funeral home. Burial will be Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, at Niles City Cemetery.

Material contributions can be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Ave., Seventh Floor, New York, NY 10001, or online at alzfdn.org

Family and friends can visit www.josephrossifuneralhome.com to view this obituary, sign the guest book and send email condolences.

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