Richard “Rick” “Grump” A. Swift – November 1, 2020

By Chadwick Funeral Home


Richard “Rick” “Grump” A. Swift – November 1, 2020

Richard “Rick””Grump” A. Swift, 73, of North Road, died Sunday, November 1, 2020 at his home.

He was born in Winchester, Massachusetts, on February 12, 1947, the son of Eric G. and Mildred (Armstrong) Swift.

Rick graduated from Algonquin High School in Northboro, Massachusetts and attended Quinsigamond Community College. He resided in Bristol for 13 years before moving to Danbury 23 years ago. Rick worked as a CO Technician for Verizon for most of his career before retiring in 2008.

He served in the United States Coast Guard, and was Retired Deputy Fire Chief of the Danbury Volunteer Fire Department, serving for 20 years. His passions were Isma Racing and Nascar Racing. He also enjoyed camping and fishing, and loved spending time with his family.

Members of his surviving family include his wife of 46 years, Deborah (Foisy) Swift of Danbury; a son and his wife, Jamie R. and Michelle A. Swift of Bridgewater; four daughters, Jody L. Ferreira of Wilton, Christina L. Swift of Manchester, Carrie J. Cornell of Bradford, and Holly J. and her husband, Tyler Murch of Grafton, and a son-in-law, Jeremy S. Cornell of Danbury. He was devoted to his 13 grandchildren. Grump is also survived by nieces and nephews.

A graveside service was held on November 4 in Riverdale Cemetery. The Firefighter Last Call was given, along with military honors.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Danbury Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 149, Danbury, NH  03230.

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