Richard G. Swett

Richard G. Swett
of Lowell, WWll Vet; 90

LOWELL -- Richard G. Swett, husband of the late Barbara M. (Flynn) Swett, a longtime resident of the Centralville section of Lowell, passed away on Thursday, July 17, 2014, at D'Youville Senior Care, following a period of declining health. He was 90.

Born in Lowell on April 18, 1924, he was a son of the late Ernest A. and Rose M. (Filiatrault) Swett. Mr. Swett enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served during World War II as a fire control man.

Prior to his retirement, Richard was a serviceman for N.C.R. Corp. in Lowell.

He was a communicant of St. Michael Parish, and a member of the East End Club where he played in their cribbage league for more than 25 years.

Surviving him are three sons, Robert Swett and his wife, Judy of Diamond, Ohio, William Swett and his wife Martha of Lowell, Gary Swett and his wife, Barbara of Dracut; two daughters, Kathie Hunt and her husband, Scott and Nancy Merrill and her husband, Charles, all of Lowell; 10 grandchildren, Melissa Alonardo and her husband, Michael, Matthew Hunt and his wife, Kristine, Michaela Merrill, Katherine Merrill-Horne and her husband, Olan, Christina Swett, Andrea Scott and her husband, Richard, Christopher Swett, Stephen Swett, Shawn Swett and his wife, Patricia, Patrick Swett and his wife, Kaitlin; 14 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was the father of the late Richard E. Swett, a U.S. Marine Veteran of the Vietnam War, and brother of the late Dorothy Smith, Rita Fournier, and Ruth Swett.

SWETT -- It being his request, calling hours are omitted. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday at 10:00 AM in St. Michael Church, to which relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery. Donations in Richard's memory may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758518, Topeka, KS 66675, For directions and condolences, please visit

Funeral Home

McKenna-Ouellette Funeral Home
327 Hildreth Street Lowell, MA 01850
(978) 458-6183

Published in Lowell Sun on July 20, 2014