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Robert D. Swist
PORTSMOUTH - Robert D. "Bob" Swist,

59, of 265 Riverside Street, Portsmouth, RI, died Sunday, February 19, 2006 at Newport Hospital in Newport, RI.
He was the husband of the late Cynthia (La Force) Swist.
Born in Fall River, MA, a son of Doris (Pickering) Swist of Newport, RI and the late William F. Swist, he resided in Portsmouth for the past 26 years, previously living in Fall River.
Mr. Swist served in the U.S. Navy and was awarded the National Defense Service Medal.
Mr. Swist was a self-employed landscaper, owning and operating Swift Lawn Care Service. He previously worked in the engineering department for 20 years at the Hyatt Regency Hotel on Goat Island, Newport.
He was a member of the Tiverton Rod and Gun Club and the National Rife Association
He was an avid hunter and enjoyed the outdoors.
Besides his mother, he is survived by a daughter, Kristine Swist of Fall River, MA; four sisters, Nancy M. Carney of Portsmouth, RI; Frances Frank of Fall River, MA, Cynthia Medeiros of Tiverton, RI; and Doris Thomas of Newport News, VA; a brother, John Swist of Halifax, MA; a granddaughter; several nieces and nephews.
He was the beloved companion of Digna Perez of Portsmouth, RI.
He was also the brother of the late James Swist and William F. Swist, Jr.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Service on Thursday, February 23, 2006, at 11 a.m. in the Oliveira Funeral Home, 2064 South Main Street, Fall River, MA. Interment will be private.
Calling hours Wednesday, February 22, 2006, 5-9 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory can be made to Hospice & Palliative Care, 502 Bedford Street, Fall River, MA 02720.

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