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George E. “Swede” Torngren

May 25, 2018

Obituary

George E. "Swede" Torngren, 60, of Somerset, passed away unexpectedly Friday, May 25, 2018, at Charlton Memorial Hospial, in Fall River. He was the husband of 40 years, of Diane M. (LePage) Torngren.

Born in Fall River, son of Edith M. (Lawton) LePage of Somerset and George C. Torngren of California, he grew up in Assonet and settled in Somerset 35 years ago. George was a graduate of Apponequet High School and he worked as a rigger for many years, starting at the Quincy Shipyard, Electric Boat, Robbins Manufacturing. and lastly Harodite Industries in Dighton until his disability.

Swede coached in the Somerset Minor, Little League, and Senior Leagues Baseball. He was a member of the Battleship Cove CB Club, the Friends and Relatives Bowling League, he was a former member of the Somerset Progressive Club, an avid motorcyclist, George was a former member of the Vietnam Vets MC, both the RI and Cape Cod Chapters and the Iron Order MC. He was an avid Seekonk Motor Speedway Race fan, New England sports fan and a huge supporter of his granddaughter, Juliette's sports endeavors.

He is survived by his loving wife of 40 years; his parents; a daughter, Lisa J. Torngren of Somerset; a son, Eric G. Torngren of Somerset; four step brothers, Roland LePage and his wife Marie of Westport, Ronald LePage and his wife Carolyn of West Bridgewater, Arthur LePage and Donald LePage and his wife Tracy all of Fall River; his granddaughter, "Papa's Girl", Juliette E. Gonsalves; several nieces, nephews and his beloved dog, Buster.

Calling hours are Wednesday, from 4-7pm, in the Hathaway Community Home for Funerals, 900 Buffinton St., Somerset.

His funeral service will be Thursday, May 31, 2018, at 10:00am, in the funeral home followed by interment in Nathan Slade Cemetery, Somerset.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8517.

Calling Hours

MAY 30. 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM (EDT)

Hathaway Community Home For Funerals
900 Buffinton Street
Somerset, MA, 02726

Funeral Service

MAY 31. 10:00 AM (EDT)

Hathaway Community Home For Funerals
900 Buffinton Street
Somerset, MA, 02726

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