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Jeanette Aurora Swanson 1929-2022

Our Beloved Mom and Grandma, Jeanette “Janet” Aurora Swanson, went home to be with Jesus on December 15, 2022. She was born in Hartford CT on April 28, 1929 to Joseph and Aurora Gosselin. She grew up in Hartford and after graduation, worked at Traveler’s Insurance. She married Norman Swanson on November 26, 1950, and they lived in Farmington before moving to Niantic In the early 1950’s. They raised five children who were blessed to have childhoods learning to swim, fish and scallop on the Niantic River. Later, She worked at the Bureau of Business Practice in Waterford. She stayed there for eighteen years making lifelong friendships. After retiring from BBP she worked another twelve years at the Children’s Museum in Niantic, which She Just Loved !! She is survived by four Grateful Daughters. Gwen (Art) Claspell. Gale (Bruce) Parrish. Debra (Kimball) Poletti, and youngest, Diane Suarez.


She was predeceased by her Husband Norman, Son Gary, who also leaves behind his wife Holly (Dan) Coleman, and by Step-Son Skip, who leaves behind his wife Noreen Swanson. She was very much Loved and Cherished by her large family of thirteen Grandchildren and sixteen Great-Grandchildren. She is So missed, but because of Jesus, we know we will be together again someday. A Celebration of her life will be held in Niantic, in spring, with family and friends.


Donations in her memory, sent to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital or ASPCA to help animals, would be greatly appreciated.


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