Richard D. Swift Sr.
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of Billerica, WWll Navy Vet; 90
BILLERICA -- Richard D. Swift Sr., age 90, passed away Tuesday, April 1, 2014, at home, surrounded by his loving family following a lengthy illness.
He was the beloved husband of the late Bertha W. (Simmons) Swift to whom he was married 44 years.
He was born in Readfield, ME on October 25, 1923, a son of the late Maurice and Florence Swift. Richard resided in North Billerica for the past 64 years. A graduate of the Mass College of Pharmacy, he served in the United States Navy during WWII as a Pharmacist Mate, First Class.
Prior to his retirement he worked at Roger's Pharmacy in Waltham, McCormack's Drugstore in Billerica, Swan Drugs in Tewksbury, and the Pharmacy at Billerica Medical Center in North Billerica.
Richard was a member of Thomas Talbot Lodge of Masons in Billerica, a life member of the Solomon VFW Post #8819 in North Billerica, and a former member of the Billerica Lodge of ELKS #2071.
He is survived by his three sons, Steven D. Swift, David J. Swift and his wife, Patti, and Richard D. Swift Jr., all of North Billerica; his daughter-in-law, Zofia Swift of Billerica; eight grandchildren, Kristen, Christopher and his wife, Katie, Sara, Donny and his wife, Summer, Jeffrey and his wife, Lindsay, Sharon Hrabe, Susan Grubis, and Sandy Allen. He also leaves his four great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
He was also the father of the late Nancy (Hrabe) Eunson.
SWIFT -- of Billerica, April 1, 2014, Richard D. Swift, Sr., age 90. Beloved husband of the late Bertha W. (Simmons) Swift. A memorial service will be held in the First Congregational Church, 18 Andover Rd., Billerica, Saturday, April 12, at 10:00 a.m. Relatives and friends invited. Memorial contributions may be made in Richard's name to the
, 480 Pleasant, St., Watertown, MA 02472. Interment, Fox Hill Cemetery, Billerica. www.burnsfuneralhomes.com.
Burns Funeral Home
354 Boston Road
Billerica, MA 01821
Published in Lowell Sun on Apr. 9, 2014