John H Swanson

Died: Sat., Jan. 5, 2013


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Thu., Jan. 10, 2013
Location: Lord Funeral Home, Wolfeboro, NH

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Fri., Jan. 11, 2013
Location: St. Joseph's Catholic Church

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Center Ossipee, NH

John H. Swanson, 78, of The Bluffs, passed away Saturday, January 5, 2013 at Memorial Hospital, North Conway, NH.

He was born September 13, 1934 in Boston, MA the son of the late Carl and Alma (Johanson) Swanson.  

John graduated from Northeastern University where he earned his degree in Civil Engineering and later moved to New York where he worked as a Civil Engineer for the City of White Plains.  Obtaining a Professional Engineering License he served as City Engineer of Rye, NY and Somers, NY.  He later worked for the State of New York in charge of Bridge Inspections.

He served in the US Navy from 1955 to 1957.  John and his wife moved to Ossipee in 1989.  He was a member of the Ossipee Valley Lodge, F & AM of Ossipee, NH.  He was also a member of the Second Congregational Church of Ossipee and was known for his singing at the churches he belonged to.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Patricia (Barry) Swanson, Center Ossipee, NH a daughter Deborah Ellen Swanson-Guth and her husband Walter of Ledyard, CT and a son John David Swanson of Ocala Fla. His grandchildren Danielle and Michael Guth as well as his sister Doris Swanson, and husband Carl A Swanson and a brother Carl R. Swanson, Bradenton, FL.

Calling hours will be Thursday, January 10, 2013 from 2-4PM at Lord Funeral Home, 50 Moultonville Road, Center Ossipee, NH.  Funeral services will be Friday 11:00am at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Moultonville Road, Center Ossipee, NH.  Burial will be in Grant Hill Cemetery, Center Ossipee, NH in the spring.

Donations in his memory may be made either to the Second Congregational Church, Ossipee, NH or St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Center Ossipee, NH.

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Karyn Bristow
   Posted Thu January 10, 2013
Although we did not personally know Mr. Swanson, we are very good friends with his daughter, Deb and son-in-law Walter and their children, Danielle and Michael. We want to share our sympathy to them and all of their family and friends. We are so sorry we cannot be there to be with them at this time. We send our hugs, our love and our prayers.
With deepest sympathy, the Bristow Family, Ron, Karyn, Ry, Blair and Drew

Carl Robert Swanson
   Posted Fri January 18, 2013
Deepest condolences to my brothers family. I Carl Robert Swanson of Bradenton, Florida will always carry good memories of my brother John Herbert Swanson LOVE TO EVERYONE

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