Ethel Louise (Franklin) Swarm, 83, of Bethel, died July 2 at Pope John Paul II Center for Health Care in Danbury. She was the wife of Raymond E. Swarm.

Mrs. Swarm was born Aug. 10, 1928, in Norwalk, daughter of the late Ernest and Helen Franklin.

She was a Bethel resident for 61 years and was an avid bowler, having belonged to many area leagues.

In addition to her husband of 61 years, she is survived by a niece, Linda Barone, of New Milford; and a great-nephew, Justin Barone, of Seymour.

The Bethel Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Bethel VNA, 70 Stony Hill Road, Bethel CT 06801.