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Harold E. Svendsen

June 25, 1927 ~ June 19, 2019 (age 91)

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Harold E. “Douzie” Svendsen, 91, a resident of Saxonville for over 60 years, died Wednesday, June 19, 2019. Born in Wakefield the son of the late Bjarne & Martha (Martensen) Svendsen, he was the beloved husband of Katherine V. (Rousseau) Svendsen.

Harold served in the Navy during WWII.  He worked as a Supervisor at The Dennison Manufacturing Co. in Framingham for 50 yrs. He was a proud member of the Framingham Heart Study, an avid Boston Red Sox fan, and extremely proud of his Norwegian heritage. Harold’s daily routine included visits with his dear friends Dee Wallace and Ray Snow, and all his “McDonald’s” pals.

Harold is survived by his children, Gale Bonner & her husband Steven of Sudbury, Karen Hince & her husband Denis of Medway, and Harold “Ted” & his wife Diane of Northborough, his grandchildren, Erik, Paul, Jessica, Anders A.J., and Jon, 5 great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.  Besides his wife Katherine, Harold was predeceased by his grandson Gerard.

Family and friends will honor and remember Harold’s life by gathering for a time of visitation in the McCarthy, McKinney & Lawler Funeral Home, 11 Lincoln St. Framingham on Saturday, June 22nd from 9 – 11 A.M.  Interment will follow in St. George Cemetery, Saxonville.

Remembrances may be made in Harold’s name to: The Framingham Heart Study, 73 Mt. Wayte Ave., Framingham, MA 01702,


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June 22, 2019

11:15 AM
St. George's Cemetery
117 Cherry Street
Framingham, MA 01701

June 22, 2019

9:00 PM to 11:00 AM
McCarthy, McKinney & Lawler Funeral Home & Cremation Services
11 Lincoln Street
Framingham, MA 01702


Framingham Heart Study
73 Mt. Wayte Ave., Framingham MA 01702

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