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Christine A. Lorion

June 26, 1943 — December 24, 2017

TEMPLETON - Christine A. (Swanson) Lorion, 74, of 99 Bridge Street, died unexpectedly Sunday evening, December 24, 2017 in Heywood Hospital, Gardner.

She was born in Templeton on June 26, 1943, daughter of the late Phillip and Lydia (Mattson) Swanson and was a 1961 graduate of Narragansett Regional High School.

Chris worked many years ago at Simplex as an office clerk  and at Temple Stuart Furniture Company.  She later worked at S. Bent Brothers for 16 years and her last job was working in housekeeping at Cushing Academy.  Chris attended Cornerstone Church of the Assemblies of God.  Her hobbies were photography doing jigsaw puzzles, writing poetry and sending greeting cards. She was an avid fan of the Boston Red Sox.  Her greatest enjoyment was spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren,.  She particularly enjoyed Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve family gatherings and the annual Swanson water gun fight.

She leaves two sons, Chad M. Lorion and his wife Rebecca of East Templeton and Shawn S. Lorion and his wife Christina of Clinton, Iowa;  two brothers, Phillip Swanson of Townsend and James Swanson of Skowhegan, ME; two sisters, Arlene White of Templeton and Elizabeth Knowlton of Otter River; nine grandchildren, three great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by brothers, George Swanson, Eddie Swanson and Richard Swanson and a sister, Ingrid V. Myllykangas.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, December 30, 2017 at 11 A.M. in Cornerstone Church of The Assembly of God, 122  Gardner Road, Winchendon.  Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Templeton.

A calling hour will precede the funeral in church Saturday from 10 to 11 A.M.

In lieu o flowers, memorial donations may be made to Cornerstone Church of  The Assembly of God, 122 Gardner Road, Winchendon, MA 01475.

Stone-Ladeau Funeral Home, 343 Central Street, Winchendon is directing arrangements.

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