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Carl M. Sward Jr.

February 7, 1932 ~ June 24, 2018 (age 86)

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Calling Hours
June 29, 2018

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Potter Funeral Home
456 Jackson St.
Willimantic, CT 06226

Funeral Service
June 30, 2018

11:00 AM
Potter Funeral Home
456 Jackson St.
Willimantic, CT 06226

June 30, 2018

12:00 PM
Hillside Cemetery
Spring Hill Road
Storrs, Connecticut 06268

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Carl M. Sward, Jr., 86, of South Windham, beloved husband, father, and grandfather passed away Sunday, June 24, 2018. He was born February 7, 1932 to the late Carl Maurice Sward, Sr. and Mildred Sward in the “old” Willimantic Hospital.

  Carl was a master carpenter working for several local construction companies, retiring from Zlotnick Construction Company in 1994.  He was a valued friend and neighbor enjoying his buddies at the “office” as they solved the problems of the world. He will be missed beyond measure by those who loved and knew him.

Carl is survived by the love of his life for the past fifty-four years, Starr, and their children, Ross and Joanne Sward, Gaye Sward and Sean Shortell, Penny and Carl Tyler, Christi Sward, Teri and Dennis Silva; his amazing grandchildren, Cory, Joshua, Chelsea, Brandon, Julia, Caitlyn, Garrett, Meghan, Megan T., Heather and Justin; his sisters, Dorothy, Gertrude and Anne; his brother-in-law and wife Ernie and Georgette Welch, sisters-in-law, Velvet Welch and Pamela Cooper; as well as many very special nieces and nephews (too numerous to list without whom his life would not have been as full). He was predeceased by his daughter and son-in-law Holly and Butch Holland, as well as his brothers, Albert and Edwin.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hartford Healthcare at Home, 1290 Silas Deane Highway, Suite 4B, Wethersfield, CT 06109.

The family will receive relatives and friends, Friday, June 29, 2018 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Potter Funeral Home 456 Jackson St. (Rte.195) Willimantic. Funeral Service will be 11:00 am Saturday, June 30, 2018 also at Potter Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Hillside Cemetery in Storrs.

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