Patricia “Trish” Jane Swanson

Woodstock, Vt. — Patricia “Trish” Jane Swanson, age 67 of Woodstock, passed away with her daughter by her side in the early morning hours of Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014; a day where the sun would rise and smile down upon us, celebrating her freedom from chronic health issues.

She is lovingly remembered by her mother, Patricia Mahaney of Naples, Fla.; ex-husband, Jerrold Swanson; daughter, Tricia van der Schoot; her grandchildren, Mark Jerrold van der Schoot and Max Swanson van der Schoot (all of Woodstock); siblings Diana Soupal (Jerry) of Naples, Fla., Veronica Lowry (Robert) of Aurora, Colo., and James Mahaney, Jr. (Teri) of Charleston, S.C.; many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

She is reunited in death with her father, James Mahaney, Sr., and brother-in-law, Jerry James Soupal, Jr.

Trish coached girls’ basketball for St. Joseph Catholic School, Owosso, Mich., in the early 1980’s. She had a penchant for books and loved camping on Lake Michigan and being with her family. Trish, Jerry and Tricia moved from Michigan to Florida in the mid 1980’s where she became employed by a Swedish cargo shipping firm until the 2000’s. Trish took great pride in her work and was respected and revered by her colleagues.

She will be remembered for her quick wit, charm and generous heart for all, especially her grandchildren. She will be dearly missed.

A celebration of life service will be held in the future in Owosso, Mich. A Catholic Mass will be dedicated in her honor Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, at Our Lady of The Snows, Woodstock.

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