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Dorothy McGowan

Dorothy Diane McGowan (Swett)

Wednesday, January 5th, 1949 - Sunday, April 26th, 2020
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Dorothy Diane Swett McGowan, 71, of Pitchfork Lane passed away at her residence, Sunday, April 26, 2020. She is the daughter of the late Charles and Dorothy Swett.

She is survived by her husband, Richard “Dick” McGowan; beloved stepchildren; Erin McDonough of N.H., Lauren Lewis of VA., Jill Oechler of WI., and Kristin Ishac of MA; brothers, Charles Swett of MA and Fred Swett of Asheville.

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Sanjay Singh

Posted at 10:53am
Diane was a joy, a force, and a presence that was unique, pleasant, and enjoyable. I am very sad to hear the sad news. My sincere condolences to the family.

Harry Hendrix "Sam"

Posted at 01:59pm
My heart breaks. Such a great friend. Condolences to the family ...

Dan Lunsford

Posted at 07:31pm
Beverly and I are so sorry for your loss. Diane was so talented and clever. We enjoyed the time that we got to spend with you. We lift up you and the family in our prayers during this difficult time.

Joanne Bewley

Posted at 12:16pm

Ron and I were so sorry to hear of your loss.

We were separated by this hateful political climate but we did have some very valuable times with Diane and yourself.

Thank you again for inviting us into your home for Thanksgiving. I remember the piano recitals.

All good wishes from Ron and Joanne Bewley

Pat Cassidy

Posted at 11:56am
Dick, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Karen and I will keep you and your family in our prayers.
Pat Cassidy

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