Published DateFRANKLIN — Lynne M. (Beattie) Swenson, 58, of Franklin, passed away at Franklin Regional Hospital on Sunday, January 13, 2013.
Lynne was born in Franklin on August 8, 1954 to Thomas and June (Schwab) Beattie.
She was a lifelong Franklin resident and graduated from Franklin High School in 1972. Lynne also attended the University of New Hampshire.
She was employed at Franklin Regional Hospital for over 10 years. Prior to FRH, Lynne was employed at Polyclad Laminates. She was a member of Franklin VFW 1698 Ladies Auxiliary in Franklin. Lynne took pride in this organization as her father and brother are veterans of foreign wars.
Lynne liked spending time with friends and family. She loved to read and pass along a good book. She loved hot summer days lounging at Newfound Lake with a bowl of cherries. She also enjoyed classic and western movies and listening to good music at her husband's jam sessions. Other activities she enjoyed included gardening, cooking and cross word puzzles. Lynne will be remembered most for her sharp wit and love of laughter.
Family members include her husband, Bill Swenson of Franklin, her two children , Cara (Bracco) Ethier and her husband Justin of Franklin, her son, T. Cail Bracco of Franklin, her mother, June M. Beattie of Franklin, her brother, Larry Beattie and his wife Darlene of Franklin, her nephew Kirk Beattie of Laconia, stepchildren; Lori Welsch of Belmont, Melanie Swenson of New Haven, CT, Alexis Swenson of Oahu, HI, the late Todd Swenson of NY, Merriell Swenson of Remington, VA, and Brandon Howard of Newport, NH, grandchildren; Aubrey Ethier, Aedina Ethier, Reid Green and Macy Welsch.
A Celebration of Lynne's life will be held for friends and family at Franklin VFW Post #1698, 26 Peabody Pl., Franklin on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013 at 1:00 P.M.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Lynne's memory may be made to Franklin VFW Ladies Auxiliary, 26 Peabody Place, Franklin, NH 03235 or to Cancer Treatment Centers of America, 1331 E. Wyoming Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19124 http://www.cancercenter.com/about-us/contributions.cfm
Thibault-Neun Funeral Home in Franklin (www.neunfuneralhomes.com) is assisting Lynne's family with arrangements.