Richard J. Swanson

Date of Passing:

August 25, 2013

Swanson, Richard, J., ‘Skip’, 64, of Burnside Avenue, Riverside died unexpectedly on August 25, 2013. He was the beloved husband of Paula (Tomaselli) Swanson.

Born in Providence, a son of Gloria (Barnes) McCagney of Barrington and the late Ralph Swanson, he lived in Riverside for 37 years.

Mr. Swanson was a Supervisor for the National Grid Co. for 30 years before retiring in 2008.

Richard was a member of the West Barrington Men’s Club. He enjoyed biking and boating.

Mr. Swanson was a United States Navy Veteran serving aboard the USS Ashland during the Vietnam era.

Besides his wife of 41 years and his mother, he is survived by a son; Andrew P. Swanson of Riverside, a daughter; Stephanie A. Swanson-Carroll of Riverside, a sister; Susan Swanson Bissionette of Cumberland, a brother; Bill McCagney of Warren and three grandchildren; Lexi, Tori and Max Carroll.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend Calling Hours in the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside on Wednesday August 28, 2013 from 3-7 pm. Burial will be private.

Flowers are respectfully omitted. Contributions in Richard’s memory to The American Heart Association, 1 State Street, Providence, RI, 02908 would be deeply appreciated.

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