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Gustave Swanson

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Gustave Swanson, Jr. 1929 - 2012 WEST HALIFAX, VT Gustave E. Swanson Jr., 82, a resident of Green River Road, West Halifax, died Thursday, March 8, 2012, at the Vermont Veterans Home in Bennington. Mr. Swanson was born in Hartford, CT on June 25, 1929, son of Gustave E. Sr. and Svea Swanson. He was married to Charlotte Doris Hearn in Manchester in 1951, who predeceased him. He was a World War II Navy veteran and had served aboard the USS Wilkes Barre and USS Portsmouth. For many years, he had resided in Manchester, CT where he worked as an electrician and was a proud member of Local 35 for 40 years. He loved Vermont where he enjoyed the outdoors; he also enjoyed renovating houses, antique cars, Westerns and being with family and friends. He was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign War. He leaves his son, Randy Swanson of Manchester, CT, daughter, Sue Anne Swanson of Satellite Beach, FL, brothers Phil Swanson of Colchester, CT and Clifford Swanson of Tampa, FL, sister Jean Vendrillo of Vernon, CT, grandson John Joseph (JJ) Frissel and wife Dawn of Manchester, CT and nephew Pete Swanson of Shaftsbury. FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 24, at 2 p.m. at the Four Chaplains All Faiths Chapel at the Vermont Veterans Home, with Chaplain Kenneth Coonradt officiating. Burial with military honors will follow in the Veterans War Memorial Cemetery on the grounds on the Veterans Home. Memorial gifts may be made to the Vermont Veterans Home-Activity Fund in care of the COVEY ALLEN & SHEA FUNERAL HOME, P.O. Box 215, Wilmington, VT 05363. To send personal e-mail condolences to the family, please visit www.sheafuneralhomes.com.

Published in Bennington Banner from Mar. 9 to Mar. 13, 2012
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