Deborah L. Swisher

January 8, 1950 - November 24, 2023

Deborah Swisher, 73, passed away on November 24, 2023, at home in Rockingham. Deborah was born January 8, 1950, in Springfield, VT to Charles and Flora (Parkhurst) Anderson.

Debbie worked at VT T’s for over 15 years and later at NewsBank, both in Chester VT. Debbie loved making crafts and crocheting, she gifted most of her handmade treasures to children, family, friends several care facilities. She had an annual fun-loving holiday tradition of making Christmas cookies with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Debbie was a member of the Bartonsville Grange for 20 years where she held multiple offices including Master for four years and was a member of the Executive Committee. Most of all, Debbie loved spending time with her family.

Debbie is survived by her children, Gloria (Paul) Thomas of Walpole, NH, Patrick (Fawna) Start of Johnson, VT, her four sisters: Judy Chernouski, Nancy Rodgers, Charlyn Start and Sandy Kiablick. She is also survived by her grandchildren: Kristina Thomas, Selina Meisenhelder, Holly Strait, Taylor Palmer, and Natalie Start, as well as eight great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her parents and Gary Swisher, her husband of 25 years.

A graveside service will be held in the Spring in Houghtonville Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please consider giving to the Bartonsville Grange. Donations can be sent to: Bartonsville Grange C/O Nancy Rogers, 243 lower Bartonsville Rd, Chester, VT 05143.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Fenton and Hennessey Funeral Home, 55 Westminster Street, Bellows Falls, VT.

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