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Helen L. (Crist) Swift 63, of Dean Avenue, Johnston, died Tuesday, April 10, 2007 at Rhode Island Hospital, Providence. She was the wife of Joseph R. Swift. They were married for eighteen years. Born in Pocahontas, Virginia, she was the daughter of the late James and Julia (Hedricks) Crist. Mrs. Swift was a member of the Johnston Senior Center. Besides her husband she is survived by her five children, Robynne M. Quinn and her husband Kevin of Wilton, CT, Kimberly A. Carroll and her husband Steve of Baltimore, MD, Heather D. Jefferies and her husband Joseph of New Freedom, PA, Sean R. Swift and his wife Nicole of Glen Arm, MD and Kristen A. Swift of Annapolis, MD. Mrs. Swift was the grandmother of Kayleigh, Hunter and Nolan Quinn, Julia and Jeremy Jefferies, Brittany, Bobby and Stevie Carroll, Christopher Biederman, Ryan Cook, Meg and Jamie Swift. She was the sister of Joseph Crist and his wife Theresa of Barrington, IL and Rodney Crist and his wife Joyce of Baltimore, MD. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral services on Friday at 11:00 am in Highland Memorial Park Mausoleum Chapel, 1 Rhode Island Avenue, Johnston, RI and may call at the NARDOLILLO FUNERAL HOME, 1278 Park Avenue, Cranston, RI on Thursday 4-8 pm. Entombment will be in Highland Memorial Park Mausoleum, Johnston. Memorial contributions may be made to the Johnston Senior Center, 1291 Hartford Avenue, Johnston, RI 02919.

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