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John Francis Swan 1934-2018

John Francis Swan 84, of Naugatuck, formerly of Ansonia and Shelton, entered the gates of heaven on Monday December 3, 2018 after a brief illness, at Waterbury Gardens in Waterbury Ct.  Mr. Swan was born in Seymour on June 12, 1934, son of the late Edward Albert Swan Sr. and Hilda Ann  (Smith ) ( Swan )Waldron. Mr. Swan loved to give back to his community. During his retirement Mr. Swan in his free time would cook lunch at the senior housing, host parties at the community center, planted gardens, and assisted residents in his housing community.  Mr. Swan enjoyed spending time with family and friends, gardening, cooking and bowling. He had a love for animals. He was a loyal fan of the Boston Red Sox. Mr. Swan leaves to cherish his memories 2 daughters,  Barbara Wild and her husband Kerry, of Naugatuck, Charlotte Swan of Massachusetts, 2 sons John Swan and his wife Abby of Maine,  Carl Swan and his wife Petrina of Florida.  10 grandchildren,  Robert Rinkavage, Timothy Dumschott, Annalee Dumschott, Nicholas Dumschott, Mason Swan, Tyler Swan, Christopher Illiff, William Merwin, Ayden Swan and Carlye Swan, and several great grandchildren. John is survived by his brothers, Herb Swan and his wife Barbara, Laura Hadder, Mary Lou Teta, Carl Swan and his wife Linda,  Barbara Merenda, Virginia ( Ginny ) Wysoczynski, Robert Swan and his wife Evelyn,  Samuel Swan and his partner Eddie, Jeffrey Waldron and his wife Pamela,  Sandra Brindamour, Linda Mercier, Myron Swan, Edward Swan, Step sisters Joyce Henderson, Jean Durnell, many beloved cousins, nieces and nephews, and his fur baby Dreyfuss. John was predeceased by his brothers, Edward Swan Jr., Ivan Swan, Thomas Swan, Howard Swan, Richard Swan, Pete Swan, Step brother Robert Taylor, and his sisters Bernice Trower, Eleanor Russo, Agnes Swan, Mildred Knarr. All services for Mr. Swan will be private.  Celebration of Life Remembrance for Mr. Swan will be on December 15, 2018  starting at 1:00 pm in Naugatuck Ct. address is 45 Patricia Ln # A, Naugatuck, CT 06770 ( Clubhouse )

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Gary Forsythe
Gary Forsythe
Dec 08, 2018

May your family be at peace, Mr. Swan, while I never knew him, sounds like a wonderful man who believed in caring for others. I call such men quite heros. Men who still believe a small kind act or a smile at the right time can make a difference. I know the sadness from your loss can overwhelm the knowledge of him reaping the rewards from his actions. Grief is a part of loss for those of us left behind and a part of healing. In your grief please remember this should also be a celebration of life.


Hi dad I miss you so very much. You were my best friend and my dad. I love you very much. Until we meet again. Xoxoxoxo. Love Barbara

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