RUMFORD – Doris I. Swett, 97, of Mexico, died March 1, at the Rumford Hospital.

She was born on Dec. 12, 1911, in Mechanic Falls, one of four children born to Henry and Gladys Bailey. She was a graduate of Mechanic Falls High School and continued her education at the Maine School of Commerce in Auburn.

On Sept. 20, 1930, she married Herbert Swett of Mexico, where they resided on Roxbury Road and raised their nine children.

In 1974, they bought their retirement home in the country in West Peru. She loved this time in her life. She found new friends, which were called the Dickvale Girls – they walked daily, played cards and had sewing and knitting parties. These women became her best friends for the remainder of her life.

Herbert passed on April 15, 1978. They had been happily married for 49 years. With the support of her family and her very dear friends, she moved on to enjoy a very active life. She started by taking lessons in line dancing and clogging. She went with her friends to some country dances on the weekends, where she met her very special friend, Roland Bretton. They enjoyed dancing, dining out and Sunday afternoon rides and just having someone to spend time with.

She was a member of the Congregational Church in Mexico and an avid believer in Christian Science.

She is survived by her daughters, Judith Roy and husband Bill, Grace Boudreau, Marjorie Swett and husband, Charlie, Jennie Cushman and husband, Robert and Shirley Swett, widow of her son, Frank and Doris Swett, widow of her son, Forest.

She was predeceased by her husband, Herbert; sons, Forest, Frank and Preston Swett; daughters, Joan Whiting and Hazel Bolduc; two grandchildren, Jonathan and Randy Roy; two great-grandchildren, Fallen Cyr and Mateo Swett; one sister, Jennie Commeau; and two brothers, Preston and Forest Bailey.

She will be remembered with loving memories by all who knew her.

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