Phillip Steven Swegart, 62, passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 28, 2012, at Springbrook Rehabilitation Center in Westbrook. Phil was born in Maquoketa, Iowa on July 5, 1950. He was the youngest son of Dr. Jack Swegart and Marion [Golden] Swegart. Phil was a graduate of St. John's Prep in Danvers, Massachusetts. After several years living on Cape Cod, he ventured on the Appalachian Trail and found himself in an apple orchard in Maine. From there, he moved to Portland where he bought a house on Munjoy Hill. It was in this great city that Phil established himself as a carpenter, building inspector, and musician. He was fondly known as "Fiddlin' Phil of Munjoy Hill." He was an accomplished fiddler and storyteller. Phil had a vast knowledge of old movies, especially John Wayne westerns and admired the work of filmmaker John Ford. Phil was in many bands over the years. He played for the Coon Cats the memorable night they opened for Dolly Parton at the Cumberland Civic Center. He was a member of the Sea Slugs, The Fogg Brothers, Rakish Paddy, the Half Moon, the Munjoy Hillbillies, and Bailey's Mistake. Besides the fiddle, Phil played the mandolin, and added vocals and witty repartee to performances. Phil was predeceased by his parents and his son Harlan Atherton Swegart. He is survived by his brothers Robert Swegart of Rome, Maine, John Swegart of Wichita, Kansas, sisters Michelle Brock-Fisher of Andover, Massachusetts, and Marina Brock of Harwich, Massachusetts. He will be sorely missed by his nephews Peter Swegart of Portland, Daniel Swegart of Manchester, New Hampshire, and niece Kathryn Landreneau of Alexandria, Louisiana. He was married to Constance Glende Swegart of Portland. Phil is also survived by Olivia Atherton, stepchildren Adam and Katrina Ferguson, Ariel O'Reilly, many nephews and loyal friends. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11a.m, Saturday November 10 at Sacred Heart/St Dominic's Church, 65 Mellen St., Portland. Committal prayers and burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery, 1461 Broadway, South Portland. Arrangements are made under the care and direction of Conroy-Tully Crawford Funeral Home, 172 State Street, Portland.Online condolences may be expressed below.