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Carmela Swetz, 71, Formerly Of Hawthorne

HAWTHORNE, N.Y. – Carmela Swetz formerly of Hawthorne died Nov. 28 in Cortlandt Manor. She was 71.

Swetz was born Dec. 7, 1940 in New York City to Salvatore and Concetta Falco D’Amore. She was married to Peter A. Swetz Sr., who survives her. She worked as a bookkeeper for Raymond Keyes Engineers in Hawthorne.

In addition to her cooking skills, especially homemade pizzas, Swetz enjoyed vacations with her grandchildren to Florida and other warm places. She was most recently of Carmel, N.Y.

Swetz is survived by three sons Peter A. (Betty) Swetz Jr. of North Salem, Richard (Breda) Swetz of Mahopac, N.Y. and John Swetz of Carmel, a brother Jerry (Carol) D’Amore of Purdys, and six grandchildren.

Visitation is from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Beecher Funeral Home in Brewster, N.Y. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday at Holy Rosary Church in Hawthorne. Burial will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Hawthorne.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimers' Association, 2 Jefferson Plaza, Suite 103, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601.

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