North Grafton – Edward B. Swalec II, 60, of North Grafton, passed away April 11, 2018 while at work.
Edward is survived by his mother, Isabel T. (Campanale) Swalec of North Grafton; his sister, Charlene M. Swalec and her husband John B. Francis of Grafton; a brother, David M. Swalec in Texas; and two nieces and a nephew, Katie, Pamela, and Daniel.
Edward was born in Worcester, son of the late Edward B. Swalec Sr., and had lived in Grafton all his life. He graduated from Grafton High School, received a certificate in welding from Worcester Tech, and he attended Quinsigamond Community College.
Edward worked with his father at their family business, Swalec Clothes Reel Company, and continued operating the business upon his dad’s passing. In recent years, Edward was a truck driver for Angelica, a company that maintains, cleans, and delivers hospital linens.
He was a member of the Teamsters Local 170 and enjoyed riding his motorcycle.
Calling hours will be Tuesday, April 16, from 4-7 p.m., in Mercadante Funeral Home & Chapel, 370 Plantation St., Worcester. His funeral will be Wednesday, April 17, at 9 a.m., in Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 1290 Grafton St., Worcester. Interment will follow in Notre Dame Cemetery of Worcester.