Robert's Story

BANGOR & BOWDOIN - Robert B. Swett, 80, husband of Edna M. (Hall) Swett, died Sept. 6, 2014 in Scarborough with his family at his side. He was born Oct. 1, 1933 in Palmer, Mass, the son of Clarence S. and Myrtle (Hawks) Swett.

Robert worked for many years making tissue in the paper manufacturing industry and was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Bangor. He was proud to be one of the first to have an implanted neuro-stimulator in his arm as an experiment for pain management performed in Boston in the early 60's, a treatment that lasted 50 years for an accident sustained while working in the paper mill.

Surviving in addition to his wife of Bowdoin are two children, Ronald A. Swett and his wife, Laura J. Swett of Bowdoin and Victoria M. Lundgren of Idaho; four grandchildren, Andrew R. Swett, Eddie R. Lundgren, Robert B. Lundgren and Rebecca M. Lundgren; one brother, George H. Swett of Massachusetts; nieces and nephews.

A service honoring Robert's life will be held 2 PM Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014 at Kiley & Foley Funeral Service, 69 State St., Brewer where family and friends may visit from 12 PM until the service begins. The Rev. Arlene M. Tully, pastor of the First United Methodist Church, Bangor will preside and burial will be at Highland Cemetery, Carmel. For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 703 Essex St., Bangor, ME 04401 or to Gosnell Memorial Hospice House, 11 Hunnewell Road, Scarborough, ME 04074.
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