hgazette.com, Haverhill, MA

September 12, 2013

Francis J. Sweetser, 75

Livingston, NY — Born March 12, 1938, in Groveland, Mass., Francis J. Sweetser, 75, died peacefully at the Livingston Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Livingston, N.Y., on Wednesday, September 4, 2013. He was the son of the late Charles and Virginia Sweetser.

He was raised in Groveland, until he served in the U.S. Navy and got to see the world. After his service, he worked for the railroad system in Upstate New York, where he resided until he passed. Although he lived in New York, Mr. Sweeter was an avid New England sports fan, and loved collecting war period memorabilia.

Mr. Sweetser is preceded in death by two brothers and several of his sisters, as well as the love of his life, Shirley, his wife of many years, who passed in 1995.

Mr. Sweetser leaves behind three other sisters, Margaret Boulay of Wayland, Mass., Mildred Bugoslawski of Tehachapi, Calif., and Barbara Stewart of Groveland; and several nieces and nephews.

ARRANGEMENTS: All arrangements are private at the request of the family. Final interment will be in the Memory’s Garden Cemetery, (Albany) Colonie, N.Y.