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OFFICIAL OBITUARY FOR

James Edward Swarbrick

1960 - 2021

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James Edward Swarbrick, age 60,  passed away after a sudden illness at his home,  on April 14, 2021.  He was born in Lawrence, MA on September 30, 1960,  to the late James and Maureen (Hayes) Swarbrick. James was a resident of the Merrimack Valley area before moving to Francestown, NH in 2019 with his wife of nearly 40 years, Lisa (Gianetti) Swarbrick.

James was a 1978 graduate of Greater Lawrence Regional Vocational Technical School where he earned certification in plumbing and HVAC. He also graduated from the Fire Science Program at North Shore Community College. He was employed by the Lawrence School Department prior to joining the Lawrence Fire Department in 1996 where he served with great distinction. In 1998, Jim received a commendation for rescue in the Merrimack River during flood conditions. He retired in October 2018.

An avid athlete, Jim played on numerous baseball and softball teams throughout his life. However,  he mostly enjoyed his position as defense for The Blindmen street hockey team. James was also an outdoor enthusiast and spent a lot of time hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, and 4-wheeling with lifelong friends in Bethlehem, NH.

In addition to his wife Lisa (Gianetti) Swarbrick, James is survived by his daughter Kara Henrie and her husband Duane and 3 grandchildren whom he treasured,  Hazel, James, and Eleanor.

James leaves behind his brother Michael and his wife Maryann; his brother Daniel and his partner Deanna Melucci; his sister Kathleen Corcoran and her husband Tim; and his brother David and his wife Pam; along with 11 nieces and nephews, 2 great nieces, and 1 great nephew.

Due to COVID restrictions, a private Memorial Mass will be held at St. Patrick Parish in Lawrence, MA.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in James’ name to:  The Grapevine Family and Community Resource Center, PO Box 637, Antrim, NH  03043.

 

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Jane &Tony Gianetti

April 26, 2021 9:34 AM

Jim may be gone but he will not be forgotten.
Love, Jane & Tony
Jane &Tony Gianetti


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Kevin Burke

April 23, 2021 7:48 AM

So sorry Lisa, Condolences to you and your family...
Kevin Burke


A Grove of 3 Memorial Trees was planted in memory of James Edward Swarbrick

Lisa Swarbrick

April 20, 2021 1:43 PM

For The best Papa
From Hazel, James. And Ellie

Lisa Swarbrick


A Grove of 3 Memorial Trees was planted in memory of James Edward Swarbrick

Dan & Pam Millington

April 19, 2021 9:53 AM

Our deepest sympathies to you and your family.
Dan & Pam Millington


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Awilda Perez

April 24, 2021 10:45 PM

I hope this tree grows to be tall and strong like your Dad. Sending you love and prayers.
Awilda Perez

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