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Thomas R. Swanson

March 18, 1946 - January 16, 2019

U.S. Veteran

Burial Date January 22, 2019

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SWANSON: Thomas “Tom” Richard Swanson, 72 of Uncasville entered eternal life on Jan. 16, 2019 in the company of his loving family. He was born March 18, 1946 in New London the son of the late Harold and Anna (Spinnato) Swanson. Mr. Swanson attended local schools and graduated from New London High School. He enlisted in the US Marine Corp. and served proudly in Vietnam where he received two Purple Hearts. He was a true patriot, loved his country deeply, and was a proud Marine. He was united in marriage, to the former Donna Schell on Sept. 8, 1973 in United Methodist Church in New London. He was employed at Electric Boat, retiring after 30 years. Mr. Swanson was a member of the Disable American Veterans and a Life member of the Purple Heart Association. He was active in Montville youth sports, coaching soccer and Little League. He served, as Chief Umpire for Little League District 10 for 15 years. Tom also volunteered at Montville High School with the wrestling team and school band. He was a fantastic cook, and enjoyed cooking for family and friends. He meet with his brothers, Harold, Tom and Floyd to make their, home made wine which they labeled “Quartto Fatalia” and home made soupie. Beside his beloved wife Doona, he is survived by two children; Michael and wife Christian Swanson of Preston, Stace Vargas and fiancé, Fred Ritchie. Two brothers, Harold and Dale Swanson of New London, Ronald and JoAnne Swanson of Waterford. His grandchildren, Angela Connolly, Katelyn Vargas, Connor and Corbin Swanson. A great grand son, John Connolly. His former wife Nicki Beaudry. His family will receive relatives and friends on Tuesday from 11 am to 2 pm at the Impellitteri-Malia Funeral Home, 84 Montauk Ave. New London. Interment with full military honors will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory to Disable American Veterans, PO Box 14301 Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301.


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