Kenneth L. Swartz


Swartz, Kenneth L., son of the late Robert and Sophie Swartz of Taunton, MA passed away suddenly on May 27, 2017.  He was a Venice, FL resident for the last 5 years after relocating from Falmouth, MA.   Ken started his journey through life joining the Massachusetts Army National Guard. He eventually moved to Raynham, MA to raise his family.  Ken’s professional career started working with his father and brother at Swartz Office Supply on Main Street in Taunton.  He then expanded his career by co-founding New England Security followed by over a 30-year career as co-founder and President of NES Group.  Additionally, Ken was well known for his record of selfless volunteerism.  He had a strong belief in civic responsibility where a citizen’s volunteerism in local government helps to build a better community.  There was not a civic or government committee or board that Ken was not willing to participate on.  He will be remembered by all as an enthusiastic conversationalist.

Survived by his bashert Barbara after 53 years of marriage. His children, Pamela and husband, Gregg Rosen, Robert and wife, Erica Swartz, and daughter, Susan Swartz.  He also leaves behind a legacy of grandchildren; Kaitlyn Rosen, Zachary and wife, Brittany Rosen, Melanie Rosen and fiancé, Josh Rottenberg, Courtney and Connor Swartz, several beloved granddogs and an endless number of exceptionally clean cars.  Life isn’t about the final moments, its about the journey.

Ken’s funeral will be held Tuesday, May 30th at 11:00 am at Congregation Agudath Achim, 36 Winthrop Street, Taunton, MA 02780. Followed by a graveside service at Mt. Nebo Cemetery, 26 Glebe St, Taunton, MA 02780. Followed by a reception at the Italian Social Club, 2 Columbus Blvd, Taunton, MA 02780.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Congregation Agudath Achim, P.O. Box 826, Taunton, MA 02780.


  1. Cynthia andShelly Nager
    May 29, 2017

    So sorry to hear of Kenny’s passing. Please treasure your memories and all the wonderful times you both had. Thinking of all of you Cynthia and Shely

  2. Judy and Ed Clemon
    May 29, 2017

    Sorry to hear of your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  3. Trisha Favulli
    May 30, 2017

    Barbara and family,

    I am so sorry to hear of Ken’s passing. We enjoy many years together on the Falmouth ZBA. Ken was always willing to help out and share his knowledge with everyone.
    You are all in my thoughts.

  4. Marge Largey
    May 30, 2017

    I wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed Ken. He was just a great guy…I appreciated his patience and knowledge when we were both on the town finance committee.
    As I think I have mentioned to you, I will never forget your kindness and warmth as a nurse. The baby you comforted is now 53 and has 2 college graduates of his own. Please know that I send you my thanks, my love, and my heartfelt sympathy.

  5. ray & sandra dumont
    May 30, 2017

    we are so sorry for your loss I had a lot of laughs with him and mark at Falmouth country club playing great golf you and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers ray & sandra

  6. Marilyn Wolfson
    May 31, 2017

    Dear Barbara,
    I was so sorry to read of Ken’s untimely death. Please accept my most sincere condolences. Although we met in Falmouth, my Taunton family knew the Swartz family for a very long time. Ken and I had warm conversations about this relationship.

    Although I now live near my daughter in the DC area, I, still go to Sarasota in season. Hopefully, we can meet again down there.Stay well. Fondly, Marilyn

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