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Rev. Oscar Swensen

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The Rev. Oscar Warren Swensen, 82 of Munnick Point Rd. passed away April 3, 2014 at the Southern Maine Healthcare in Biddeford. He was born in Arlington, MA on October 24, 1931 the son of Walter and Gunhild Swensen. Oscar graduated from Arlington High School in 1948. He then graduated from Harvard University, where he played ice hockey. He served in the US Army as an instructor for artillery at West Point. Returning to Cambridge, MA, he attended Divinity school and was ordained as an Episcopal priest. His first parish was in Derry, NH followed by Calvary Episcopal Church in Danvers, MA for over 35years. While in Danvers, he became a member of the Kiwanis Club and continued his membership in Lyman. Oscar and his family retired to Lyman, ME in the house that he and his family built. He enjoyed coin collecting, ice hockey, reading and animals, especially cats. He is survived by his wife of 55 years of marriage Constance Swensen of Lyman, 3 daughters Kristen Hicks of Wenham, MA, Bara Sargent of Eliot, and Sonje Swensen of Gorham, 10 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. A funeral service will be held 2:00PM Sunday April 6, 2014 at the Trinity Episcopal Church 13 Cleveland St, Saco. Rev. David Robinson will officiate. For those wishing to make memorial contributions in his memory please consider Trinity Episcopal Church, 13 Cleveland St, Saco Me 04072 or Safe Haven Humane Society 1616 Post Rd Wells, Me 04090. Arrangements made by Dennett, Craig & Pate 365 Main St, Saco, Maine 04072

Published in The Danvers Herald from Apr. 4 to Apr. 11, 2014
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