Roy J. Swanson
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Roy J. Swanson, age 84 of Manteno, IL; Beloved husband of the late Ann, nee Haley; Cherished father of Michael (Kim) Swanson; Proud grandpa of Patrick, Meghan and Timmy; Dear brother of Pat (Paul) Campbell and the late Robert (Natalie) Swanson; Fond uncle of many nieces and nephews, Dear cousin and friend to many; Roy was a proud U.S. Army Veteran and dedicated employee of the U.S. Government for 43 years; Roy had a love of accordion and organ music, and loved signing, and was known for his easygoing attitude; He was a proud graduate of Leo High School, Class of 1953, and St. Joseph's College, Class of 1957; Visitation Sunday, October 25, 2020, 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Curley Funeral Home, 6116 W. 111th St., Chicago Ridge; Funeral Monday, Friends and Family to meet directly at St. Rita Shrine Chapel for 10:30 a.m. Mass; Interment St. Mary Cemetery; In lieu of flowers, Roy's family would appreciate donations to St. Rita High School; For Funeral info: 708-422-2700, or

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Published in Chicago Tribune on Oct. 23, 2020.
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October 26, 2020
Dear Michael, I was saddened to read of your father's death. Please know that I hold you and your family in my heart and prayers as you mourn this loss. Sincerely, Kateri (Pat) O'Shea
Kateri O'Shea
October 25, 2020
Uncle Roy was always one of my favorites. He was so good to Jeff and me when we were little and always so much fun. Loved when he played the piano. There was a SUPER bluesy song he used to play that I LOVED! And I wish I knew what it was til this day.....
Karole Campbell
October 23, 2020
I am sorry to say I never had the chance to get to know Roy Swanson. But all the good things that I have been reading about him has been reminding me of my friend, Mike Swanson. My heart goes out to the Swanson family. Mike, I am sure your Dad is very proud of the man you have become under his watch.
Brendan C
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