Muriel Swanson was born March 27, 1930, and passed away on Feb. 13, 2019, at her home in Middle Haddam, Conn. She will forever be loved and missed. Muriel taught elementary school in Newington, Conn., for many years and teaching was her passion as was being an avid fan of UConn Women's basketball. She also enjoyed painting landscapes, gardening and traveling. Muriel was predeceased by her husband, Charles, and her son, Vaughn. Muriel is survived by her son, Paul; daughter, Tina; granddaughter, Heather; great-granddaughter, Zoe; and many nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at the Second Congregational Church, 52 Middle Haddam Road, Middle Haddam, Conn., on March 9, 2019, at 11 a.m. and a burial service will follow. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Second Congregational Church of Middle Haddam or the Middle Haddam Library located at 2 Knowles Road, Middle Haddam, Conn. To leave online condolences, please visit www.spencerfuneralhomeinc.com .