Shirley Louise Swett

October 25, 1943March 24, 2019

Shirley Louise Swett, 75 of Sullivan passed away in the comfort of her home on March 24, 2019 after a period of declining health.

She was born on October 25, 1943 in Winchendon, MA, the daughter of George and Caroline (LaFalam) Patterson. She attended area schools and graduated from Murdock High School in Winchendon, MA, Class of 1961.

On December 6, 1969 Shirley married the love of her life, Frank Swett, after having met while working together at AE Martel in Keene.

Prior to her retirement, Shirley had been employed by Peerless Insurance for 25 years. Simultaneously, she enjoyed her part-time jobs as a Realtor for Shamrock Real Estate and Century 21.

Shirley cherished moments with her greatest loves, her family – grandchildren especially. Some of her favorite memories included family vacations and get-togethers. She especially loved Christmas time with her family. She had a passion for shopping and loved to spoil her granddaughters.

In her younger years Shirley liked getting together to play cards with friends. She was also a member of the Sullivan Ridge Runners snowmobile club and had taken classes in ceramics.

Shirley will be dearly missed by her husband of nearly 50 years: Frank Swett of Sullivan; children: Frank Swett, Jr., and his wife Kimberly of Troy and Diane Knightly and her husband Donald of Troy; grandchildren: Madison Swett, Olivia Knightly and step grandson Kasey Dearth; siblings: Bruce Morlock and his wife Marie of Fitchburg, MA and Linda Maker of Leominster, MA; close friends: MJ Lupien of Keene, Judy Fassett of Swanzey, and Ken and Sandy Johnson of Keene; as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and extended family.

She was predeceased by her parents: George Patterson and Caroline Morlock; and siblings: Nancy Martin and Peter Morlock.

A funeral service will be held Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at 10:00 am at the United Congregational Church, 312 Centre Street, Sullivan, NH. Family and friends are invited to call on Monday, April 1 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Fletcher Funeral Home, 33 Marlboro Street, Keene, NH. A private burial will take place at Sullivan Center Cemetery in Sullivan in the spring.


  • Calling Hours Monday, April 1, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Shirley Louise Swett

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Maggie Nazzaro

April 2, 2019

I enjoyed working with Shirley for many years at Peerless. She was a very special person with a great sense of humor. My thoughts and prayers are with Frank and the family.
Rest in peace, Shirley.
Maggie Nazzaro

Helen Kirsh

March 31, 2019

Offering my sincere condolences and prayers for comfort and peace to all of Shirley’s family. She was so proud of all of you and wore her love of family on her sleeve for sure. I have many fond memories of being a cousin to Shirley and am grateful for all the support and love she gave to me over the years. But most of all I am thankful for the love she showed my mother through her many acts of kindness, phone calls and visits through the years.
My heart is heavy being so far away but please know I am with you in spirit. Rest In Peace, dear Shirley.
Cousin Helen

Sally Brown

March 28, 2019

Diane,don ,olivia. I am truly sorry of the loss your mom,grandmother.
I pray God gives comfort and peace at this time.and know that the church family is. there for you as well.hugs

Bruce Morlock

March 28, 2019

My condolence to family and friends, we will all miss Shirley very much
My heart goes out to her family, God knows the love there.
Shirley valued family above all else and enjoyed family gatherings most of all. Always so much fun and joy to be with , we will all miss all the fun and LOVE shril the girl gave to our hearts .
May God's love and peace be with you all
Brother, Uncle and Friend
With all my love Bruce

Selena Ferland

March 27, 2019

Diane, Shirley's daughter, has been my best friend since 1996. I have many memories of her mom when I used to sleep over for a fun girls night. Her mom would make my favorite meal when she knew I was coming over. In her later years I wasn't able to spend much time with her but I was able to visit once in a while and do her hair and nails. She always offered advise for what ever was going on in my life and I enjoyed the talks we had. She loved her children and grandchildren very much and would talk about them with great joy. She was a very special lady whom I will miss very much.