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Ruth E. C. Dwyer

(Courier News)

Ruth E. C. Dwyer, 85, died on Feb. 7, 2009 at Somerset Medical Center, Somerville, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Jersey City in 1923 she lived in Hackensack and graduated from high school there. She lived in North Plainfield for 40 years before moving to Branchburg in 1998. She was employed as a service representative for New Jersey Bell Telephone before raising her family. Mrs. Dwyer was an active member of Saint Joseph's R.C. Church in North Plainfield and St. Bernard of Clairvaux R.C. Church in Bridgewater. She was a member of the Rosary Society, a Eucharistic Minister, and served on the Pastoral Council. Ruth was also a member of the North Plainfield Health Advisory Board and a Girl Scout Leader. She enjoyed quilting, traveling, and spending quality time with her family.
She was predeceased by her parents, William and Margaret Conniff, her three brothers, William, Raymond, and Robert Conniff and her loving husband, John J. Dwyer. Surviving her are her six children, Eileen F. Dwyer of Long Valley, Kathleen E. D. Petrichko and her husband, John M. of New Bern, NC, Timothy J. Dwyer and his wife, Sharon W. of West Melbourne, FL, Moira Dwyer of Highland Park, Therese D. Basilone and her husband, Walter J. of Bridgewater, Clare D. Levourne and her husband, Walter L. of Middlesex; and her ten grandchildren, Laura, Joanna, Kyle, Bryce, Michael, Seth, Nicole, Amy, Michelle, and Douglas.
Funeral services will begin on Tuesday Feb. 10, 2009 at 9:15 am at the Branchburg Funeral Home, 910 US Highway 202 South, Branchburg, NJ 08876 (908) 526-7638 followed by a 10:00 am Funeral Liturgy at St. Bernard of Clairvaux R.C. Church, 500 Rt. 22 East, Bridgewater. Entombment will follow at the St. Bernard Cemetery Mausoleum, Bridgewater. Viewing hours will be Monday Feb. 9, 2009 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 pm at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ruth's memory to St. Bernard of Clairvaux Roman Catholic Church, 500 Rt. 22 East Bridgewater, NJ, 08807. For more information or to send condolences please visit

Published in Courier News on Feb. 8, 2009
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