Edward OJ Swanson, age, 81, of Ansonia, beloved husband of the late Elizabeth Shanley Swanson, died Thursday May 20, 2021, at the Bridgeport hospital surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Swanson was born in Bridgeport and was a lifelong area resident. He retired from the Bridgeport Transit District, he also was a former employee for the Carpenter Steel Company. He was a US Navy Veteran, Mr, Swanson enjoyed attending his grandchildren sporting events,as well as spending time with his family. He enjoyed to go the the casino, having coffee on his back deck, and especially spending time with his beloved dog Hope. He was an avid Dodgers and NY Giants fan. He is survived by his children; Edward Swanson and his wife Marion, of VA, Cheryl Boland and her husband Mark, of Ansonia, Ruth Quinones and her husband Hector, of Ansonia, a brother James Swanson, of West Haven, a sister-in-law Cathy Herthum, of Alabama and a brother-in-law John Dunlevy, of Oxford. Seven grandchildren; Connor, Matthew, James, Jack, Jessica, Elizabeth and Faith and several nieces and nephews. All services will be private.
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