Lorraine Prue Swenson

November 25, 1928 - August 31, 2023
Lorraine Prue Swenson

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Lorraine Prue Swenson, a beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, peacefully passed away on August 31, 2023, in Hendersonville, North Carolina. She was born on November 25, 1928, in Middlefield, Connecticut. Lorraine lived a remarkable life, spanning 94 years, and will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

Lorraine dedicated many years of her life to her work as a Secretary with Immaculata Catholic School. Her commitment and professionalism left a lasting impact on the school community, and she was greatly admired for her contributions.

Throughout her life, Lorraine found solace and comfort in her faith. She was an active member of the Woman’s Guild at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, where she found joy in serving others and fostering a sense of community. Additionally, Lorraine was a member of Carol City Treasures, where she formed cherished friendships and shared many memorable moments.

Lorraine is preceded in death by her loving husband of 50 years, Ernest N. Swenson, as well as her father, Delroy Prue, and her mother, Blanche Hudon Prue. She was also preceded in death by her seven brothers: Bernard, Donald, Leonard, Charles, Nelson, William, and Thomas Prue, and her four sisters: Dorothy Tyc, Virginia Konefal, Patricia Damiata, and Eileen Day. While we mourn her loss, we find solace in knowing that she has been reunited with her loved ones who have gone before her.

Lorraine leaves behind a legacy of love and devotion. She is survived by her daughter, Amy J. Swenson Hussey of Crawfordville, FL, and her three sons: Neal E. Swenson and wife Karen D. Nelson Swenson of Clinton, TN, Keith E. Swenson and wife Tonie L. Champeau Swenson of Norman, OK, and Steven D. Swenson of Hendersonville, NC. Lorraine is also survived by her brother Robert Prue and wife Shirley Roguski Prue of Tampa, FL.

Lorraine’s memory will live on through her fourteen grandchildren, twenty-two great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. She holds a special place in the hearts of all her family members and leaves behind a host of other relatives and friends who will cherish the memories they shared with her.

As we bid farewell to Lorraine Prue Swenson, we remember her as a woman of unwavering strength, kindness, and grace. Her legacy of love and dedication will continue to inspire all those who were fortunate enough to have known her. May she rest in eternal peace.

A Memorial Mass will be held Monday, September 4, 2023, at 11:00 AM at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Hendersonville, NC

In lieu of flowers, memorials made be made to Oklahoma Children’s Hospital – Jimmy Everest Center,  1200 N. Children’s Ave., Suite 10A
Oklahoma City, OK 73104


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  • September 04, 2023
    Brenda says:
    Dearest Swenson Family, I didn't spend as much time with Lorraine, but I can remember them all. In Miami, Lorraine and Ernest, visiting their home there, hanging out as the "little sister", having dinner, going to midnight mass (my first). In Hendersonville, visiting with Keith, visiting with my family when they were kids, visiting with Tammi. You made such an impression on me Lorraine. I am so glad and thankful that Amy had shared so many memories of you on FB. Even that last goodbye. What a wonderful family you ALL are. Peace and blessings for all! Love to you all.

  • September 03, 2023
    Robin Kay Riley says:
    As the school secretary, I remember Lorraine answering an inquiry about Immaculate Conception concerning how we treat "special" children. "Special" meaning identified as gifted and talented to that parent. Lorriane quickly came back with, "All of our children are special at Immauclata." I've cherished that and even shared it a few times along the way. (I was Robin Chandler during my years at Immaculata.)

  • September 03, 2023
    Daniel & Melissa says:
    Love you Grandma! Miss you so much already! I’ll always remember the time you slid me cinnamon liquor when I was young and out drank all off of us with the Fireball around the fire pit. Melissa really enjoyed sitting down with you and Amy on the balcony of the lake house in Tennessee. Even though she didn’t know you long, she knew you were a good and strong woman and grandma. Love you.

  • September 02, 2023
    Michelle Bishop says:
    I will always remember our talks on the porch while drinking our little sodas with straws, and every year for our birthday singing to each other. I will miss your hugs. Love you Granny.

  • September 02, 2023
    Sean Combs says:
    Every minute spent with Lorraine was memorable. Such a wonderful, caring woman. May she rest in peace and God Bless her family.