portrait picture for Joseph G. Swatland

Wake: Friends may call on Monday, from 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM at Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Avenue, Norwalk. Services: A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at 11:00 AM in St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 203 East Avenue, Norwalk. Burial: Burial will follow the services in St. John Cemetery, Richards Avenue, Norwalk.

Joseph G. Swatland


January 25, 1913 - June 21, 2012

Joseph G. Swatland, 99, of Norwalk, husband of Helen Koba Swatland, passed away Thursday, June 21, 2012 at the Norwalk Hospital.  Born January 25, 1913 in Stamford, CT, he was the son of the late Thomas and Katherine Studahar Swiatowicz

Mr. Swatland grew up in Stamford and then moved to Norwalk where he lived for over 50 years.  Before his retirement in 1978, he worked as Chief Tool Designer for Electrolux in Norwalk.

In addition to Helen, his wife of 76 years, Mr. Swatland is survived by his two daughters Kathlyn Cole (Thomas) of Guilford and Carole Mulhare (Richard) of New Milford; by five grandchildren, Thomas Cole (Laurie) of Ohio, Michael Cole (Stefanie) of Deep River, CT, Dennis Cole (Wendy) of Madison, CT, Carolyn Candelora (Vincent) of North Branford, CT and Eileen Pruitt (Stephen) of Georgia.  Additionally, he is survived by his great grandchildren, Emilee and Kenneth Cole, Helen Marr, Christopher, Thomas and Ava Candelora, and Isabel and Cora Pruitt.

Friends may call on Monday, from 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM at Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Avenue, Norwalk. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at 11:00 AM in St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 203 East Avenue, Norwalk.  Burial will follow in St. John Cemetery, Richards Avenue, Norwalk.

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