DARIEN, Conn. -- Kathryn (Kathy) Swedock, a resident of Darien, died early Wednesday morning, Dec. 31, from complications of her multiple myeloma. She was 66.
Born on April 20, 1948, in Providence, R.I., Swedock was the daughter of Hubert McGuirl and Eileen (Whelan) McGuirl. Swedock grew up in Rhode Island and graduated from New York University. She met her husband, Theodore (Ted) J. Swedock Jr. in the 1960s while she was learning to ski on Magic Mountain in Vermont, and they were married in 1970. They moved to Darien in the early 1970s and were residents ever since.
Swedock was an avid tennis player and an even more avid golfer. Like her husband, she loved to ski and to sail, and she was an unbelievably talented seamstress. She and her husband traveled the world together, making friends everywhere they went, particularly on Cape Cod and in Spain.
She is survived by her children, Theodore (Todd) J. Swedock III of Darien; Elizabeth W. Swedock of Norwalk and her husband, Andrew D. Malewicz; and Valeri Grimes of Swampscott, Mass., her husband, Daniel Grimes, and their children, Allison and Jennifer. She was predeceased by her husband, Ted, earlier this year. She is also survived by her three brothers, Michael McGuirl, James McGuirl, and Hubert McGuirl Jr.; and several nieces and nephews.
A wake will be held at the Edward Lawrence Funeral Home, 2119 Post Road in Darien on Monday, Jan. 5, from 5 to 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Thomas More Roman Catholic Church, 374 Middlesex Road, Darien, on Tuesday, Jan. 6, at 10:30 a.m. with reception to follow.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, 383 Main Ave., Fifth Floor, Norwalk, CT 06851, or www.themmrf.org . For more information, visit www.lawrencefuneralhome.com .
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