1922 – 2011
North Grosvenordale – Olga Sward, 88, of Thompson Hill Rd. died Tuesday February 15, 2011 in Day Kimball Hospital. She was the loving wife of the late Herbert “Buster” Sward Sr. Born in Victory Mills, NY, she was a daughter of the late Paul and Katherina (Martis) Martis.
Mrs. Sward was a machine operator for American Optical in Southbridge for many years. She was a member of the Emanuel Lutheran Church and was a member of their Lutheran Church Women’s Group. She enjoyed crocheting, knitting and baking.
She is survived by her son, Herbert H. Sward, Jr. and his wife Lynne, of North Grosvenordale, Ct.; three grandchildren, Scott Sward and his partner Michael Leonard, of Portland, OR, Sandra Ebersohl of Aurora, CO and Kerri Mayo and her husband Gordon, of Ballouville, Ct. and three great grandchildren, Nicholas, Courtney and Kaeden.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Olga’s family from 4:00pm to 7:00pm, Friday, February 18, 2011 in the Valade Funeral Home, 23 Main St., N. Grosvenordale CT. A Funeral Service will take place at 2:00 pm on Saturday, February 19, 2011 at Emanuel Lutheran Church, 83 Main Street, North Grosvenordale, CT. Burial in the Lutheran Cemetery will take place at a later date.