Chester E. Ryder Jr.

April 17, 1924November 19, 2013

Chester E. Ryder, Jr., age 89, of Swansea died November 19, 2013. He was the husband of Mary Louise (Finucane) Ryder for the past 66 years.

Born in Fall River, a son of the late Chester E. Ryder, Sr. and Ora (Simmons) Ryder, he resided in Somerset most of his life, moving to Swansea upon his retirement.

Mr. Ryder worked for Montaup Electric for over 35 years and was a longtime Mason. A United States Navy Veteran, he served in the Pacific during World War II and was a member of the Congregational Christian Church of Somerset.

Surviving in addition to his wife: a son; Chester E. Ryder, III and his wife Sally of Dracut, MA, and one granddaughter; Casey L. Ryder of So. Royalton, VT. He was brother of the late Phyllis Martin.

Contributions may be made to Swansea Ambulance Corps, 285 Wilbur Ave. Swansea, MA 02777. Services are private. Arrangements in the care of Waring-Sullivan Home of Memorial Tribute, Swansea, MA.


Chester E. Ryder Jr.

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virginia payne maxey

November 29, 2013

I loved the fishing buddies and all the stories. Mr Ryder was so kind when I lost my Dad. I am glad he lived a long productive life. He loved life and his family and most everyone else. Sad he is no longer here. .. my sympathy.

Mary Mathieu

November 25, 2013

Sally & Family, we are sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts are with you all.

November 24, 2013

Louise and family,
We were so sad to hear about Chet's passing. He was a wonderful friend and neighbor. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. ~Jason & Joanna Pacheco Swansea, MA

November 23, 2013

Mrs Ryder,please accept my deepest sympathy for your loss.Take care of yourself and God bless you.
Benvinda O'Leary,Somerset,Massachusetts

Ruben Fagundo

November 23, 2013

Louise, I can't express just how much it pains me to hear of your loss! I will miss the days of Chet putting around the yard, coming over for some conversation, watching him play with Jason's dogs! I remember feeling that i hoped i would be as resilient as him in my age! I will miss him dearly, as I know you will! God Bless you and your family! I feel your pain, and I trust that he is in the hands of a loving God where he belongs!!!!

Ruben Fagundo
5 Sycamore St

fran tyrrell

November 22, 2013

Mrs. Ryder, please accept my sympathy on the death of your husband. May your memories sustain you during this time of grief. God bless you.

Ken & Marnee Lancashire

November 22, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.