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Helene Rose Swan, 91, New Canaan Resident

NEW CANAAN, Conn.- Helene Rose Swan, a former longtime resident of Westport who had lived in New Canaan since 1991, died after a long illness on Jan. 27 at the Waveny Care Center. She was 91.

Swan was born on March 20, 1920, in Merchantville, N.J., the daughter of the late James F. and Isabel Phillips Brickley.

Swan was married for over 35 years to the late Curtis D. Swan. As a young woman, Swan joined the Red Cross during World War II and was stationed in France with the Army's 101st Airborne Paratroop Division. She and her husband were married in April 1945 in Paris and moved their family from New Jersey to Westport in 1961.

She was a Realtor and became a co-owner of Westport East Real Estate in the mid-1960s. She also volunteered with AmeriCares’ Homefront program.

Helene is survived by her son, Christopher Curtis Swan and his wife, Carol Luciano Swan, of Westport; daughters Karin Swan Brooks and her husband, David, of Wilton and Ceal Swan Swift and her husband, Jeb, of New Canaan; brothers James Brickley and Joseph Brickley, both of Merchantville, N.J., sister, Isabel Boylston, of San Diego, Calif.; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services and burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Getabout Van Service, P.O. Box 224, New Canaan, CT 06840. Hoyt Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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