Dorothy J. Poutas
Dorothy J. (Schwendenman) Poutas, 77, of Medway died Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at the Milford Regional Medical Center. She was the wife of Daniel R. Poutas who died in 1991. Born in Medway on December 9, 1938, she was a daughter of the late Harold and Mabel (Osborne) Schwendenman. Mrs. Poutas was a lifelong resident of Medway and graduated from Medway High School in 1956. She worked at Natick Labs for 35 years until her retirement. Mrs. Poutas was an active member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the American Legion Post 367 in Medway for many years. She is survived by three sons, Colin Leavitt and his wife Cristle of Oxford and Shawn and Marc Leavitt, both of Medway and two grandchildren, Corey and Caitlyn Leavitt, both of Oxford. She is also survived by her siblings, Judith Gutterson and her husband Norman of Vermont, Madeline Scanlin of Texas, Karl Schwendenman of Quincy, Grace Schwendenman of Georgia and Bruce Schwendenman and his wife Jayne of Georgia and many nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Donald Schwendenman. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral service at the Medway Community Church, 193 Main Street in Medway on Tuesday, October 18 at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery in Medway. Calling hours will be held on Monday from 6 - 8 p.m. in the Ginley Crowley Funeral Home, 3 Barber St. in Medway (www. ginleyfuneralhomes.com ). In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to VA Boston Healthcare System - West Roxbury Campus c/o Volunteer Service (135), 1400 VFW Parkway, West Roxbury, MA 02132.
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