Drum Funeral Home - Conover

509 First Ave South, Conover, NC


Loretta Mary Szymanski

13 February, 19455 February, 2020

Lori Szymanski, 74, of Conover, passed away Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at Carolina Caring in Newton.

Born in Colquitt County, GA, she was the daughter of Bernard Louis Barry and Olive Loretta Brown Barry.

She was a teacher.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 44 years, Anthony Szymanski.

Survivors include, three sons, Anthony Szymanski of SC, Aaron Szymanski of CT, and Luke Szymanski and wife, Milu of WA; two daughters, Janine Szymanski, and Kari Szymanski and wife, Marie of Australia; a brother, Louis Barry and wife, Diane; a sister, Jean Hill, 14 grandchildren and one great grandchild.

There is no service scheduled.

Condolences may be sent to the Szymanski family at www.drumfh-conover.com.

Drum Funeral Home in Conover is honored to serve the Szymanski family.


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Pamela Troland-Sheehy

11 February 2020

I am so saddened by this news. It breaks my heart. I met Lori when I started teaching at Har-Bur 22 years ago. She became my mentor and best friend at Har-bur. She hosted a baby shower for me when my son was born. Over the years, I've stayed in touch with her. Several years ago, I was able to visit her in NC when I went there with my family. Although, I hadn't seen her in year, it was as if no time had past. She was one of those friends that I thought I would alway have even though time and distance sometimes seperated us. I am just so sad to know I won't be able to speak with her again. I loved her. She was straight forward. Said it like it is. She had a great sense of humor. She will be truely missed by me. I will treasure the time I was lucky enough to share with her and I will always feel blessed that she was in my life. My deepest sympathy to her family and friends.

Ed Milonski

11 February 2020

She was my sister in law . Probably one of the best relatives anyone could ever ask for . Understanding , kind . Always ready to lend a ear in times of trouble. She will be missed dearly . Much love an big hugs to the family.