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FRAMINGHAM – John J. Swanton, of Framingham and formerly of Waltham, died on Monday, June 14, 2021 in Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He was 50 years old.

John was born in Waltham on December 20, 1970, the son of the late Leonard H. and Louise A. (McHugh) Swanton.

He is survived by his children, Ashen Swanton, Allison G. Swanton and Samantha L. Swanton all of Framingham; his devoted partner, Jennifer Coates of Ashburnham; his siblings, Patricia Caira (Edward) of Waltham, Janet M. I’Aboni (James) of S. Portland, ME, Carole A. Knox (Gregory) of Framingham, Leonard E. Swanton of Lincoln, William G. Swanton (Brenda Voye Reardon) of Waltham, James T. Swanton of Waltham, Joyce A. Pilicy (Paul) of Waltham and Beverly J. Goodwin of Waltham; his aunt, Anne Sylvester of Arlington; his nieces and nephews, Taryn Caira (Susan Arena), Jason Caira (Jennifer), Luke I’Aboni, Emily I’Aboni, Daniel I’Aboni, Kelly Tramontozzi (Steven), Lisa Knox, Erin Knox (Matthew Brown), Monica Swanton, Joseph Swanton, Thomas Swanton and Abigail Swanton and his grandnieces and grandnephews.

Family and friends will honor and remember John’s life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Saturday, June 19 from 4 to 8 p.m.

His Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, June 21st at 10 a.m. in Our Lady Comforter of the Afflicted Church, 880 Trapelo Road, Waltham.

Burial will follow in Mount Feake Cemetery Waltham.

Donations to benefit John’s children may be made at

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Susan Petroni is the former editor for SOURCE. She is the founder of the former news site, which as of May 1, 2023, is now a self-publishing community bulletin board. The website no longer has a journalist but a webmaster.