Allen E. Swanson

Allen E. Swanson

            South Harwich - Allen E. Swanson, 88, of South Harwich, passed away peacefully at home on January 21, 2018. Allen leaves behind his wife of 62 years, Carolyn (Holmes) and three children, Kathryn Hurd of South Harwich, Eric and Charles Swanson of West Barnstable, three grandchildren, Christian Littlefield, Nicole and Sarah Swanson, three great grandchildren, Ethan, Audrey, and Carissa.

            Allen retired from Verizon as telephone supervisor. He and his wife Carolyn ran a Bed and Breakfast, The House on the Hill, for 15 years.  He was also a peacetime veteran of the Army.

            Allen was an avid boater and fisherman in his early years. In his later years, he enjoyed woodworking, gardening, and bird hunting. He also enjoyed the restoration and upkeep of his antique home.

            There will be a graveside service at People’s Cemetery in Chatham, MA on Saturday, January 27th, 2018 at 2:00 pm.

            In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Harwich Historical Society, Crowell Barn in his name.


            Notes of comfort may be made to his family at