Sharon D. Swan

Sharon D. Swan of East Bridgewater died unexpectedly February 19, 2015 in the Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston at the age of 63. Sharon was born in Stoughton, MA, daughter of the late Ruth E. (Anderson) and Albert R. Lemee.

Sharon Graduated from the Bridgewater-Raynham High, and went on to further school and become a successful court stenographer.
Sharon, her Husband Richard (Dick) Swan, and Mother in law Mildred Swan, established the foundation of a very successful family business together in 1980. Sharon was very dedicated and proud of her company, Atlantic Research Marketing Systems, Inc. (A.R.M.S. Inc.) It was also the same year that Sharon and Dick were married, in the New Jerusalem Church.
Sharon remained the Executive vice president of the company for 35 years. Upon the death of her mother-in-law Mildred in 1989, Sharon displayed more of her exceptional abilities to master any new tasks, including reaching out to many customers from around the world. Her fondest duties were working with America's Military Personnel, "MY SOLDIERS"!, and supplying services and equipment to their many needs, and government contracts. The many products Sharon controlled were all invented, developed and manufactured by Sharon and her husband working as a team that loved working together.

Sharon organized and hosted many professional trade shows and company parties, plus their annual small town  4th of July celebrations in East Bridgewater at their home on Swan Lake.  She also loved her new high mountain winter home in South Carolina. She had hobbies in sewing, quilting, baking, church events, cowboy movies, riding around in her antique cars, spending time at her lake feeding the fish, listening to the frogs, relaxing on the dock her husband Richard built for her, plus her flower beds, 50s music and dancing, with Elvis Presley's "The Wonder of you" being her favorite song.  Sharon loved traveling with her husband, with many trips to Europe, around the country, a cruise to Alaska, a Caribbean cruise with sister Susan and daughter Kelly, as well as a trip to Paris with her daughter Jaclyn. Most of all, Sharon loved taking care of her family and friends and made many donations to charities and causes in East Bridgewater. She loved people, and loved helping others. Always with a smile, and never one to complain, even with the complications of Multiple Sclerosis, (MS). A stronger and more dedicated and loving woman can not be found.
Beloved wife of Richard E. Swan of East Bridgewater. Mother of Kelly J. Milne and husband Mike, and Jaclyn E. Fraser-Swan and husband Brian all of East Bridgewater. Sister of David A. Lemee of Avon, Brian D. Lemee of Pocassett and Susan J. Lemee of Bridgewater.  Sharon is also survived by 13 grandchildren with two more on the way.  As well as many very dear personal, and professional friends. 

Visiting hours will be held at the Prophett-Chapman Cole & Gleason Funeral Home 98 Bedford Street Bridgewater Tuesday Feb. 24 from 4:00-8:00pm. 

Funeral Service within the Bridgewater New Jerusalem Church, Route 18 Bridgewater Center on Wednesday the 25th at 11am.

A reception in celebration of Sharon's life will follow the services, at the church. 

Burial will take place at a later date in Melrose Cemetery,

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Date: December 16, 2011                

(West Bridgewater, MA) - The matter of Atlantic Research Marketing Systems, Inc. v Austin Precision Products, Inc. d/b/a LaRue Tactical, United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, Civil Action No. 1:09-cv-10034(DPW), was settled and dismissed with prejudice. LaRue Tactical has taken a fully paid up, royalty free license under U.S. Trademark Registration Nos. 3,466,163 and 3,478,909.

Date: Monday, November 30, 2009

(West Bridgewater, MA)  - A.R.M.S. Inc., a designer of accessories and attachments for small arms weapons for 30 years, is pleased to announce that an amicable settlement has been reached with Magpul Industries Corp. concerning Magpul's MBUS plastic, folding rear sight. A.R.M.S. is the owner of U.S. Patent No. 7,356,962 for a low profile flip-up sight and the settlement resolves two federal court cases that concern A.R.M.S. claim of patent infringement. Magpul will resume distributing a modified MBUS folding rear sight that does not infringe the '962 patent. A.R.M.S. vigorously protects its valuable intellectual property rights and is pleased that a mutually agreeable settlement could be reached.

Friday, July 17, 2009
Title: A.R.M.S. Inc. wins Trade Secret and Breach of Fiduciary Duty Lawsuit against Stephen P. Troy, Jr. and Troy Industries, Inc..
Sub-title: Jury in United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts awards A.R.M.S., Inc. $1.8M in weapons accessory trial.

(West Bridgewater, MA) - A federal court jury awarded  A.R.M.S. Inc., a designer of accessories and attachments for small arms weapons for 30 years, in excess of $1.8 million in damages in a lawsuit alleging theft of trade secrets and breach of fiduciary duty against Stephen P. Troy, Jr. and his company, Troy Industries, Inc., of Lee, MA. In the lawsuit, originally filed on August 23, 2007, A.R.M.S. alleged that its former employee of seven months, Stephen Troy, who had held a position of trust and confidence with the company, had stolen A.R.M.S.'s trade secrets for a proprietary handguard system for use on M-4/M-16/AR-15 rifles and incorporated those trade secrets in a competing modular, free-float railed handguard system that attached to the barrel nut and that was being offered and sold by Troy Industries, commencing after he was fired from A.R.M.S.. On June 26, 2009, after a two-week trial in the Massachusetts Federal District Court, a nine member federal jury returned a verdict against Stephen P. Troy and Troy Industries, finding them liable for misappropriation of trade secrets and breach of fiduciary duty. Richard Swan, the president of A.R.M.S.® Inc., said, "We are pleased that the jury upheld our trade secret rights and determined that our former employee and his company should not profit from the theft of our trade secrets." Amongst others, witnesses for A.R.M.S. included two representatives of the U.S. military.  Other issues in the case remain pending before the Court.

Atlantic Research Marketing Systems (A.R.M.S.®) Inc.

Atlantic Research Marketing Systems (A.R.M.S.®) Inc., with more than 40 National Stock Numbers [NSN's] in service to the U.S., and foreign militaries worldwide, specializes in advancing the capabilities of small arms, crew served, and anti-armor weapons in function, reliability and accuracy. A.R.M.S.® also designs and manufactures a variety of weapon handguards and advanced sight system mounts for day and night vision equipment including thermal and laser. Expertise in all types of small arms weaponry, munitions, and accessories provides A.R.M.S.'s clients a source of fast and reliable problem solving services in engineering, research and development, and product reliability. The company, based in West Bridgewater, MA, develops and markets a large number of patented products through its worldwide network of dealers and distributors, including scope and laser mounts, handguards, folding sights, adaptors and other accessories.  For more information, please visit

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The law firm of Scott & Bush Ltd. provides strategic counseling, litigation and trial services nationwide for clients with complex business and intellectual property needs. The firm's founders serve as lead trial counsel in patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret cases involving various technologies and consumer products, as well as construction and other business disputes. For a full listing of the firm's attorneys, including professional activities, publications and honors, and other information, please visit its website at

Contact information:
Atlantic Research Marketing Systems (A.R.M.S.®) Inc.
230 West Center Street
West Bridgewater, MA 02379-1620
Tel: (508) 584-7816
Scott & Bush Ltd.
30 Kennedy Plaza, 4th Floor
Providence, Rhode Island 02903
Tel:  (401) 865-6035

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In September 2008, the C.E.O. of A.R.M.S., Inc., Dick Swan, had the honor to attend a special day for a few contractors, at the Navy's new Special Weapons Building dedication at Crane, Indiana.
The Navy's New Special Weapons Building
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Out on the range with up-armored Humvee being outfitted with new capabilities
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Some of the current issue optics with A.R.M.S.® Throw Levers® at New Engineering Facility
Some current issue SPR Sniper Rifles with A.R.M.S.® Throw Lever® Rings
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Blount County Sheriff's Office Law Enforcement Academy - 11/12/2008
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Mounting Solutions Plus was the recipient of the A.R.M.S.® "Commercial Distributor of the Year Award", and Oberland Arms was the recipient of the A.R.M.S.® "Off Shore Distributor of the Year Award", presented to them at the 2008 SHOT Show in Las Vegas, Nevada.

S.I.R.® System in Iraq

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U.S.M.C. pictured using A.R.M.S.® S.I.R.® Systems


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A.R.M.S.® #22 Throw Lever® rings, #22 Tactical Ring Caps and Tactical Ring Rails


U.S. Department of Defense
Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs)
5 p.m. ET March 29, 2005
Atlantic Research Marketing Systems, of West Bridgewater, Mass.was one of 3 companies, each one awarded a firm-fixed price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity award contract for $16,666,666 for the delivery of up to 92,877 Rail Interface Systems II (RIS II(S.I.R.)) and associated data.

The announcement can be viewed on the DOD web page at:

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5 p.m. ET September 30, 2005
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Atlantic Research Marketing Systems, West Bridgewater, Mass., was awarded a not-to-exceed ceiling $7,610,948 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity multiple award contract for delivery of up to 92,877 (EA) backup iron sights II (BIS II) (#40L) and associated data

The Israeli Defense Forces have successfully deployed
many thousand A.R.M.S.® #40 Back Up Rear Sight thru combat
operations over a number of years.
Recently, the IDF awarded A.R.M.S.® a contract for a
substantial quantity of the new A.R.M.S.® #40L.
The #40L is a continuation of the extremely successful #40 folding rear sight program throughout the world.

Bank robbers choose unwise escape route through Swan property during family wedding. Armed wedding guests were happy to help local police department.

Three of the former 1960's Colt R&D team autograph Black Rifle II books at a presentation at the Colt facility in Hartford, CT.

Seated Left: Hank Tatro, Design Engineer

Center: Dick Swan, Senior Weapons technician/Testing & Evaluation

Center Rear(blue shirt): Jim Taylor, Test Engineer.

Right: John Williams, Model shop foreman and maker of prototypes of all colt military weapons.

This photo was taken of some of the men involved in getting the M16 into military service in the 1960's.
S.I.R. Equipped M4's at Colt.


A.R.M.S.® #40 Back Up Iron Sight survives catastrophic failure
This photo was sent to us by a customer who experienced a case failure which blew his M16 receiver apart. He credited the #40's strength as the reason the rear of the receiver held together preventing him from receiving a serious injury.

Mr. Lou Ferrigno conducts supplemental stress testing on a new A.R.M.S.® product.

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