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Lawrence R. Swett
Lawrence R. Swett, 90, a longtime resident of Franklin, died on Monday, December 17, 2018 at the Mountain Ridge Center in Franklin after a short illness. Lawrence was born in Hill on May 24, 1928 the son of Nelson and Dorothy (Gray) Swett. Larry was a graduate of Franklin High School with the class of 1946. He was employed as an electrical Supervisor for Public Service of New Hampshire for 34 years, retiring in 1986. He was a U.S. Army Veteran serving during the Korean Conflict where he earned the rank of Tech Sergeant with the 57th Recoilless Rifle Division. Lawrence was an active member of the Kiwanis Club for over 50 years. He was an avid gardener and outdoorsman who loved hunting and fishing. His greatest enjoyment though was his cherished family, especially spending time with his grand and great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife Joan W. (Burley) Swett whom he married on August 15, 1959 and his brother, Merton F. Swett. He leaves his children, S. Paul Swett of Tilton, Douglas F. Swett and his wife Angela of Franklin, Brian S. Swett and his wife Vicki of Boscawen and daughter, Lori A. Sanborn and her husband Craig of Maidstone, VT. His grandchildren, Alexa Demsey, Matthew Swett, Katelyn Swett, Cody, Kurt, Jillian and Julia Swett, Melanie Gardner, Derek and Jed Sanborn and great grandchildren, Evan, Sadie, Levi, Makayla, Max and Eli Sanborn. He also leaves several nieces, nephews and cousins.
According to Lawrence's wishes, there will be no calling hours planned. Services will be private for his family. Burial will in the family lot in Franklin Cemetery in the spring.
Assisting the family with arrangements is the William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home in Tilton.
Memorial donation in memory of Lawrence, may be made to Mountain Ridge Center at 7 Baldwin Street, Franklin, NH 03235.