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Chester Swider

Chester Edward "Chet" Swider

Saturday, January 14th, 1928 - Tuesday, March 10th, 2020
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Obituary

Chester ‘Chet’ Edward Swider, 92, lifelong resident of West Suffield, beloved husband of 61 years to the late Marie (Caramazza) Swider, passed away on March 10, 2020 peacefully surrounded by his loving family. Born in West Suffield on January 14, 1928 son of the late Antoni Frank and Eleanora (Snietka) Swider. Chet attended Suffield Schools until he enlisted in the U.S. Navy at 17 years old.

He is a WWII U.S. Navel Veteran, and upon his return he married the love of his life Marie and they purchased a farm growing tobacco and vegetables. He then sold his farm and started his lifelong career of 62 years as a self-employed mason, and home improvement contractor.

Chet is the last surviving Charter Member and Gold Circle Member of the Suffield VFW Sic Post 9544. He always enjoyed trips to the casino, watching the Red Sox and UConn Men’s and Women’s Basketball with his nephew Joey Adams, and playing cards with his dear friends Margie and Sonny Osowiecki. He took much pride growing the best polish tomatoes around.

He is survived by his daughter Sharon (Swider) Akkouris; two sons Ron Swider, and Mark Swider all of West Suffield; one sister Ann Luczai of Broad Brook; and 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife Marie Swider; a son Donald Swider; four brothers Tony, Billy, Steve, Joe Swider; and three sisters Helen Calebrese, Mary Reziemen, and Elenore Mloganoski. A special expression of gratitude to Ann & John Stryjek and Karen & Gary Adams who truly are the best neighbors. Chet’s family would like to especially thank the Suffield Police Department and Suffield Ambulance Association for their professionalism and compassionate care.

The Funeral Services will be on Saturday, March 14 with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00AM at Sacred Heart Church, Suffield. Burial will follow with military honors in St. Joseph Cemetery, Suffield. Friends may call at the Heritage Funeral Home 1240 Mountain Road, West Suffield, on Saturday from 9:00-10:30 prior to the funeral service. Memorial donations may be made to Suffield Ambulance Association: PO Box 642, Suffield, CT 06078 OR Suffield Police Department: 911 Mountain Road, Suffield, CT 06093. Online condolences please visit: www.SuffieldFuneralHome.com
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, March 14th, 2020 | 9:00am - 10:30am
    When
    Saturday, March 14th, 2020 9:00am - 10:30am
    Location
    Heritage Funeral Home
    Address
    1240 Mountain Road
    P.O. Box 309
    WEST SUFFIELD, CT 06093
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    The Funeral Services will be on Saturday, March 14 with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00AM at Sacred Heart Church, Suffield. Burial will follow with military honors in St. Joseph Cemetery, Suffield. Friends may call at the Heritage Funeral Home 1240 Mountain Road, West Suffield, on Saturday from 9:00-10:30 prior to the funeral service. Memorial donations may be made to Suffield Ambulance Association: PO Box 642, Suffield, CT 06078 OR Suffield Police Department: 911 Mountain Road, Suffield, CT 06093.
  • Service

    Saturday, March 14th, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    Saturday, March 14th, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    Sacred Heart Church
    Address
    446 Mountain Road
    PO Box 626
    SUFFIELD, CT 06078
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    The Funeral Services will be on Saturday, March 14 with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00AM at Sacred Heart Church, Suffield. Burial will follow with military honors in St. Joseph Cemetery, Suffield. Friends may call at the Heritage Funeral Home 1240 Mountain Road, West Suffield, on Saturday from 9:00-10:30 prior to the funeral service. Memorial donations may be made to Suffield Ambulance Association: PO Box 642, Suffield, CT 06078 OR Suffield Police Department: 911 Mountain Road, Suffield, CT 06093.
    Officiant
    Rev. Mark R. Jette
  • Interment

    Location
    St Joseph Cemetery-Hill Street-Suffield
    Notes
    Memorial donations may be made to Suffield Ambulance Association: PO Box 642, Suffield, CT 06078 OR Suffield Police Department: 911 Mountain Road, Suffield, CT 06093.

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Kimberley Zaczynski

Posted at 10:20pm
I’m sorry, Sharon. God bless. Kim Zaczynski. (Monty)

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Ruth A Fields

Posted at 04:29pm
Dear Chet’s family. This is Ruth Fields the original owner of Suffield Hardware with Charlie. Chet you are the sweetest thing that walked on this earth doing concrete work. I can look out my slider and love the work you did on our chimney.. You had all my neighbors looking on each day. I loved the two flu with the holders holding up the beautiful piece of slate on top. After you cleaned up and left the squirrels 🐿 moved in. My husband fixed that but what a beautiful job you did over 15 years ago. Thank you again.
I’m sorry I can not attend your funeral because of an immune problem I have, but I will be thinking of you. I’m sure Charlie was there to welcome you home.
My thoughts And prayers to all the family.
Ruth Fields. 3 Hampton Road. Enfield
Cfields03@snet.net
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