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SCHROON LAKE — Christine R. Swinton, 64, passed away Friday, Feb. 9, 2018 at her home with her family at her side, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Chris was born on Aug. 4, 1953 in Glens Falls, the daughter of Leona Johnson Planty.

Chris was a graduate of Pottersville Central School and the Glens Falls Hospital School of Radiologic Technology. She was employed as a radiologic technician at Glens Falls Hospital for 20 years. In 2013, she joined the Radiology Department at Hudson Headwaters Health Center in Warrensburg. She was a 36-year member of the Schroon Lake Emergency Squad, where she served as an EMT and most recently as an Advanced EMT. She was a member of the New York State Volunteer Ambulance and Rescue Association.

Chris was an avid cross-stitcher who won many “Blue Ribbons” in state competitions. She especially enjoyed being with her family.

She was predeceased by her sister, Thelma Rooney; and several aunts and uncles.

Survivors include her husband of 45 years, Timothy Swinton of Schroon Lake; her daughter, Jennifer Darque of Indianapolis, Indiana; her son, Orlando Swinton of Schroon Lake; her mother, Leona Planty of Queensbury; her sisters, Jane Gifford of South Glens Falls and Shirley Sherman of Lake Luzerne; her three brothers, Stanley Planty of Greenwich and Henry and Jeffery Planty of Glens falls; as well as several aunts, uncles and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

There will be no calling hours or funeral service at this time.

There will be a memorial graveside service this summer at a date and time to be announced.

The family suggests memorials take the form of donations to the Schroon Lake Emergency Squad, Schroon Lake, NY 12870.

The Edward L. Kelly Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To offer online condolences, please visit

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