In Memoriam : The Rev. Oscar Swensen

The Rev. Oscar Swensen The Rev. Oscar Warren Swensen - age: 82
(October 24, 1931 to April 03, 2014 )
Resident of Lyman, Maine

Visitation Information:
A funeral service will be held 2:00PM Sunday April 6, 2014 at the Trinity
Episcopal Church 13 Cleveland St, Saco.
Rev. David Robinson will officiate.
For those wishing to make memorial contributions in his memory please
consider Trinity Episcopal Church, 13 Cleveland St, Saco Me 04072 or Safe
Haven Humane Society 1616 Post Rd Wells, Me 04090
Arrangements made by Dennett, Craig & Pate 365 Main St, Saco, Maine 04072

Obituary:
Lyman, The Rev. Oscar Warren Swensen, 82 of Munnick Point Rd. passed away
April 3, 2014 at the Southern Maine Healthcare in Biddeford. He was born
in Arlington, MA on October 24, 1931 the son of Walter and Gunhild
Swensen.
Oscar graduated from Arlington High School in 1948. He then graduated
from Harvard University, where he played ice hockey.
He served in the US Army as an instructor for artillery at West Point.
Returning to Cambridge, MA, he attended Divinity school and was ordained
as an Episcopal priest.
His first parish was in Derry, NH followed by Calvary Episcopal Church in
Danvers, MA for over 35years. While in Danvers, he became a member of the
Kiwanis Club and continued his membership in Lyman.
Oscar and his family retired to Lyman, ME in the house that he and his
family built.
He enjoyed coin collecting, ice hockey, reading and animals, especially
cats.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years of marriage Constance Swensen of
Lyman, 3 daughters Kristen Hicks of Wenham, MA, Bara Sargent of Eliot, and
Sonje Swensen of Gorham, 10 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held 2:00PM Sunday April 6, 2014 at the Trinity
Episcopal Church 13 Cleveland St, Saco.
Rev. David Robinson will officiate.
For those wishing to make memorial contributions in his memory please
consider Trinity Episcopal Church, 13 Cleveland St, Saco Me 04072 or Safe
Haven Humane Society 1616 Post Rd Wells, Me 04090
Arrangements made by Dennett, Craig & Pate 365 Main St, Saco, Maine 04072








Paula Martin Prive - April 6, 2014Contact this person Contact this person
Dear Connie, I just heard about Oscar's passing. I am so sorry...please accept my sincere sympathy. I grew up at Calvary and remember well when you and Oscar came to our parish. He was a breath of fresh air. Oscar married my first husband, Bob Conroy, and me in 1972, and then he helped officiate at Bob's funeral in Stoneham just a year later. I leaned on Oscar a lot at that very sad time. I finally remarried in 2000 to a wonderful man...it took many years to find someone who came up to Bob's standards. May you find peace in all of the wonderful memories you have. Paula Martin Prive



Millie, Rich and Pam Eilertson - April 8, 2014Contact this person Contact this person
Dear Connie, We were sorry to hear of Oscar's death, and we are remembering all the good times we shared at AHS. Oscar was in our wedding party, and we still remember the day we shared in Danvers following the church service. We were so glad that we had the pleasure of your company at the Class of '49 Reunion breakfast. We were always able to renew our friendship with you and Oscar as if the years had not intervened. Thank God that we as Christians have faith that we will meet again in a better place. God bless you and keep you in His care. Love, Millie, Rich and Pam Eilertson



William Reid - May 23, 2014Contact this person Contact this person
I remember Oscar very well. He was my baby sitter from time to time in Arlington. He lived across the street on Columbia Rd. We used to play baseball and street hocky at the instersection of Bradley Rd. and Columbia Rd. I remember the Swensens clearly. His father did some calligraphy for my sisterís wedding. I remember Anna and her brother. I went to Oscarís ordination in Concord. I remember Connie, who lived around the corner on Falmouth Rd. Condolences Connie. I remember her sister, Sue, who I met by pure chance at Syracuse University where I went to Graduate School. I had meant to go and visit Oscar after I had located him ten or so years ago, but procrastinator that I am, I put it off. I did talk to him on the phone though. Iím sorry heís gone. Dr. Bill Reid



    
 





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