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Priscilla R Swanson

August 19, 1941 - June 19, 2022

Family will receive friends on Friday from 11:00am to 1:00pm, with a service to follow at 1 at Central Florida Casket Store and Funeral Home located at 2090 E Edgewood Drive, Lakeland, with burial to follow at Lakeland Memorial Gardens.

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Mrs. Priscilla R. Swanson, 80, of Polk City died peacefully at her home on June 19, 2022.  Born in Willimantic, Connecticut on August 19, 1941, Priscilla was the daughter of Ernest A. Rondeau and Doris P. Rondeau of Newington, Connecticut. Priscilla had lived in Polk City since 1980. Priscilla retired as the branch manager of Wes-Garde Components in Lakeland in 2007, a business she co-managed very successfully with her deceased husband Karl Swanson for many years.  Throughout the 1970s into the 1990s Priscilla broke glass ceilings as a female sales executive in the electrical components industry.  After retirement, she enjoyed years of traveling with her significant other Kent Leonard and their gang of motorhome-ing friends, touring all over Florida and the country in their motorhome.  Priscilla was a loving, caring and generous mother and grandmother, who loved cooking, socializing and saltwater fishing.  She was known by her friends as a petite force to be reckoned with that never let her smaller stature stand in the way of doing the things she loved, like learning how to first ride a Harley Davidson motorcycle in her 50s.  Priscilla was predeceased by her husband of 35 years Karl Swanson and her nephew and godson Wayne Rondeau.  She is survived by her sons; Michael Demonte and John Swanson; daughter in-law, Meredith Swanson; twin grandsons, Dylan and Brody Swanson; granddaughter, Skylar Swanson; significant other Kent Leonard; sister, Delores C. Hopper and brother in-law, Thomas G. Hopper; brother, Ernest C. Rondeau and sister in-law; Katherine B. Rondeau, nieces; Colleen Happ, Dawn Schauman and Chanda Newman; nephews; Dale Rondeau, Kevin Hopper and Keith Hopper.  Family will receive friends on Friday from 11:00am to 1:00pm, with a service to follow at 1 at Central Florida Casket Store and Funeral Home located at 2090 E Edgewood Drive, Lakeland, with burial to follow at Lakeland Memorial Gardens.