Westminster-Shirley A. (Previer) Swedberg, 93, died Saturday, July 22, 2017, at Quabbin Valley Healthcare in Athol, after an illness.
She was the wife of the late Herbert R. Swedberg.
Shirley leaves two sons, Steven C. Swedberg of Danvers, Dale R. Swedberg of Westminster; four daughters, Karen A. Marchant and her husband Doug of Westminster, Kristine McCaron and her husband Ed of Athol, Kirsten J. Locke and her husband Tim of Westminster, and Karla J. Rocheleau and her husband Steven of Westminster; three daughters-in-law, Pam Swedberg of PA Joyce Swedberg of Gardner and Lori Swedberg of Westminster; 28 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; one sister, Norma Young of Gardner and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Shirley is predeceased by three sons, Randall L. Swedberg, Brian L. Swedberg and Dennis C. Swedberg; one daughter-in-law, Joyce Swedberg; three brothers, C. Lincoln Pervier, Robert Pervier and Ernest Pervier; and two sisters, Margerie Hawthorne and Doris Blanchard.
She was born in Templeton, on March 1, 1924, a daughter of the late Charles H. and Bertha E. (Bragg) Pervier. She graduated from Templeton High School, and worked as a teacher assistant at the Westminster Elementary School, and also for the Diversified VNA in Fitchburg as a home health aide until her retirement. She was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church of Westminster, where she taught Sunday school, was active in the Church Choir, the churches fellowship group and many of the churches activities. Shirley also enjoyed playing the piano, and was a member of a local sewing club for many years. Shirley was a proud mother and grandmother. She was always at all of their sporting events, to cheer them on and support them. Shirley loved being able to take care of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. To Shirley her family meant everything to her. She will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved her.
Shirley’s funeral will be held on Thursday, July 27, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at the Heritage Bible Chapel, 182 Brooks Station Road, Princeton, MA 01541.
Her burial will be private in the Woodside Cemetery, 9 Narrows Road, Westminster, MA 01473.
Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 in the Westminster Chapel of the Sawyer-Miller-Masciarelli Funeral Home, 123 Main Street, Westminster, MA 01473, from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made in Shirley's name to Westminster Benefit Fund, Neighbors Helping Neighbors, P.O. Box 63, Westminster, MA 01473
For further info see, (www.masciarellifamilyfuneralhomes.net)
John F. Masciarelli and Walter C. Taylor Funeral Directors
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Sawyer - Miller - Masciarelli FH - Westminster
123 Main Street
Westminster, Massachusetts 01473
Thursday, July 27, 2017
Heritage Bible Chapel
182 Brooks Station Road
Princeton, Massachusetts 01541
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