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Roberta "Jean" Dwyer

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Roberta "Jean" Dwyer 1937 - 2008 BENNINGTON Roberta "Jean" Humphrey Dwyer, age 71, a resident of Jennings Drive in Bennington, died on Saturday, Nov. 15, at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock medical Center in Lebanon, N.H., following a courageous battle against Leukemia. She was born in Bennington on Sept. 8, 1937, daughter of the late Robert and Elizabeth "Betty" Mathers Humphrey. Jean attended local schools and is a graduate of Bennington High School in the class of 1955. Jean married her high school sweetheart, Bernard Dwyer on Jan. 4, 1958, at the Methodist Church in Bennington. They had celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in January 2008. Bernard survives. For 35 years she was employed, as manager at the Red Mill Inn in Wilmington, VT. The Dwyers had resided in Wilmington for 40 years and had moved to Bennington in 2001. She attends the First Methodist Church in North Hoosick, N.Y., and was a dedicated caregiver and a devoted grandmother. She enjoyed traveling in the family motor home, especially to NASCAR races. She leaves, besides her husband, include two sons; Bernard "Bud' Dwyer, Jr., and his wife, Pamela of Wilmington, Vt., and Ronald Dwyer, and his companion, Shannon Meaney of Shaftsbury, Vt. Jean leaves her grandchildren: Ashley Dwyer of Wilmington, Vt., Olden Dwyer of Shaftsbury, Drew Hogan and Daniel Hogan, both of Shaftsbury. She has one uncle, Robert Mathers of Eagle Bridge, N.Y., and Sister-In-Law Barbara Dwyer of Virginia, and Brother-In-Law and Sister-in-law, Gregory and Patricia Dwyer of Bennington. FUNERAL NOTICE: Services will be held on Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 18, 2008 at 1 p.m. at the MAHAR AND SON FUNERAL HOME in Bennington, VT with the Reverend Phillip Garippa, officiating. Interment will follow in the family lot in Park Lawn Cemetery in Bennington. Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday from 11:00 Am until the time of the funeral service Immediately following the interment services there will be a time of fellowship for celebrating Jean's life at the home of Gregory and Patricia Dwyer on Rice Lane in Bennington. Memorial contributions may be made to the Second Chance Animal Shelter through the Mahar and Son Funeral Home, 628 Main St. Bennington, VT 05201. Guestbook condolences may be made at www.maharandsonfuneralhome.net.
Published in Bennington Banner on Nov. 17, 2008
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