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OXFORD – Phyllis S. (Sweers) Julien, 89, of Main Street, died peacefully on Thursday, February 14, 2019, at UMass Memorial Medical Center – Memorial Campus in Worcester, surrounded by her family after a short illness. She is survived by two children, Susan Tivnan of Mooresville, NC, and Mark Julien of Oxford; a brother, Edwin Sweers; a sister, Ina Keillor; three grandchildren, Tara Tivnan, Michael Tivnan, and Brittany Julien; and many nephews and nieces. She was predeceased by a daughter, Michelle Julien; a grandson, Thomas Julien; and two sisters, June Meade and Paula Reakes. She was born in Amsterdam, NY, daughter of the late Elroy and Alma (Dickson) Sweers, and lived in Oxford for 17 years. She graduated from Amsterdam High School and Albany Medical Center Nursing School, both in New York.
Ms. Julien was a registered nurse throughout her life, retiring as the director of nursing at the Oddfellows Home in Worcester in 1994. She enjoyed camping and listening to classical music, especially Luciano Pavarotti. She was an avid Red Sox fan, loved her dogs, and above all else loved spending time with her children and grandchildren.
A private graveside service will be held at Worcester County Memorial Park in Paxton. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), 26 Broadway, 14th Floor, New York, NY 10004, or to a local animal shelter of your choice. Paradis-Givner Funeral Home in Oxford is directing the arrangements.