Waltham – Mrs. Johann M. (Olivo) Swenson, of Waltham, died on Wednesday, February 7th at Meadow Green Nursing Home in Waltham. She was 84.
Johann was born June 2, 1939 in Waltham, one of five children to the late Vincenzo and Rose (Acri) Olivo. She was a graduate of Waltham High School, resided and raised her family in Waltham, proudly working as an event coordinator for Bentley University, and ultimately living her dream retirement in Gloucester where she was a regular volunteer at The Open Door and the Gloucester Senior Center.
Johann lived for her family, enjoying every moment as proud mom and an even prouder Nana, the quintessential cheerleader at every life event large or small. For more than 70 years, Long Beach in Gloucester was the heartbeat of generations of magical summer memories with her family and friends.
After a full and blessed life, she leaves her children, Christopher C. Swenson and his wife, Christine of Cohasset, Marianne I. Swenson of Gloucester, and Daniel F. Swenson and his wife, Abby of Waltham; her grandchildren, Jeffrey Swenson and his wife, Sharon, of Portland, Connecticut, Emily Swenson of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Brittany Peterson of Nashville, Tennessee, Aaron Swenson of Waltham, Sarah Swenson of Bedford, New Hampshire, Amanda Swenson of Watertown, New York, Aidan Swenson and Amy Swenson of Waltham; her sister-in-law, Carol Swenson of Winthrop and many loved generations of nieces and nephews.
Always in her memory, Johann was predeceased by her husband of thirty-seven years, Charles A. Swenson, her sisters, Rose Carulli and Marion Piantedosi and brothers Domenic "Mickey" Olivo and James Olivo.
Family and friends will honor and remember Johann's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Friday, February 16th, from 4 to 8 p.m. and again at 9 a.m. on Saturday morning before leaving in procession to Sacred Heart Church, 311 River Street, Waltham, where her Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Mount Feake Cemetery, Waltham.
Memorial donations may be made to The Open Door, 28 Emerson Ave, Gloucester, MA 01930.