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Francis J. "Buddie", 90, passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 8, 2013 at the Beaumont Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was the husband of the late Veronica (Wojcicki) Dwyer.
Born in Jersey City, NJ, he was the son of the late Francis and Helen (Krazewski) Dwyer and was educated in Jersey City schools.
During WWII he served with the U.S. Marine Corps, attaining the rank of Staff Sergeant.
Mr. Dwyer was the owner and operator of Conelle Distributors in New York City for many years. From 1980 to 2000 he worked for the Bergen County Utility Authority prior to his retirement. During the 1960s and 70s he served as a boroughs councilman for the Borough of Moonachie. During his tenure as councilman he also held the position of police commissioner.
Mr. Dwyer has been a resident of Westborough since 2006 previously living in Moonachie, NJ. Locally he was a communicant of St. Luke the Evangelist Church and formerly of St. Margaret's Church in Little Ferry, NJ. He was a life member of the Moonachie Fire Department Hose Co. #1, and a Fourth Degree Member of Trinity Council #747, Knights of Columbus in Hackensack, NJ.
He is survived by his three children, Thomas F. Dwyer and his wife, Bonnie, of Westborough; Janice Fahy and her husband, Richard of Levittown, PA; and Bill R. Dwyer of Dudley; four grandchildren, Shannon Fahy, Thomas F. Dwyer Jr., Richard Fahy, and Mark A. Dwyer.
He was the brother of the late Catherine Zazzali.
The family would like to extend their appreciation to the staff at Beaumont for the excellent care that Buddie received. A committal service will be planned at a later date.
Donations in his memory may be made to The Michael Carter Lisnow Respite Center, 112 Main St., Hopkinton, MA 01748.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Rand-Harper-Pickering Westborough Funeral Home, 62 West Main St., Westborough.
Rand-Harper-Pickering Westborough Funeral Home
62 West Main Street Westborough, MA 01581
Published in The Record on Sept. 15, 2013