Jack W. Swenson ’55

Jack W. Swenson ’55 died on July 14, 2018, in Hyannis, Massachusetts.

(The following was published in The Boston Globe):

Jack W. (Wendell) eighty-five, passed away on July 14, 2018, at the Cape Cod Hospital. He was born on June 8, 1933, Walpole, MA and was the son of Carl and Naemi (Storm) Swenson. He was the husband to Deborah (Mahoney) Swenson of Chatham, MA for forty-eight years.

He is survived by his son, Christopher F. Swenson, Moultonborough, NH and daughter, Maggie Swenson, Abington, MA. Also survived by grandchildren: Laura Swenson and Robbie Swenson of Winnetka, IL and sister, Madeline Peifer of Walnut Creek, CA. He is predeceased by his brothers, Richard Swenson, Robert Swenson and Francis Swenson and his sisters, Florence Everburg and Ruth Everburg.

Jack graduated from Walpole High School in 1951, Bowdoin College, as well as MBA Amos Tuck, Dartmouth. He served as a Reserve Commissioned Officer Second Lieutenant in the United States Army.

After working at Mobil Oil Corporation, First National Bank of Boston, Old Colony Trust Company and Chase Investment Services, he opened J.W. Swenson Counsel in Weston, MA, which he ran, until his death, for over forty-five years.

Jack was a resident of Sudbury, MA for over thirty years, and served on the Finance Committee for the town, was a Trustee of Memorial Congregational Church, Chaired the Greater Boston United Way Fund, and served on the board of the Greenwood Club. He also lived in Weston, MA for four years as well as the Back Bay in Boston for twenty-four years. While living in the Back Bay, he jogged daily on the Esplanade, was a subscriber to Lyric Opera, Boston Ballet. Jack also was a summer resident and most recently was a full time resident of Chatham, MA.

While in Chatham, Jack became an active member and participant of First Congregational Church of Chatham, active tennis player at CBTC, member of Eastward Ho! Country Club and a member of the Seaside Spinners. He was the captain of his boat “Magpie”. Jack was an avid birder, biker, hiker, jogger (in five continents), and world traveler. One of his greatest passions was skiing. He went skiing every winter at Alta Utah through his eighteeth birthday. Jack was a true gentleman, a kind man, true and loyal friend, an on-going smile and a subtle sense of humor. He was proud of his Swedish heritage, his family, and his successful career.

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