Ruth E. C. Dwyer
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(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

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Published in Courier News on Feb. 8, 2009.
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February 13, 2009
With deep sympathy on the loss of your mother. I have fond memories when living in No.Plfd and St. Joseph's Church. Love Stella DeRoner and family
Stella DeRoner
February 10, 2009
May warm memories sustain you in the loss of your Mom, and may you be comforted by the thoughts and compassion of others who share your sorrow. "Ruthie" was my girlfriend and I loved her. Most Sincerely, Grace DeMarzo
grace demarzo
February 10, 2009
Mrs. Dwyer will always be among the very best of my childhood memories. She unfailingly greeted us neighborhood kids of Forest Brook Drive with her brilliant smile and a warm welcome or wave. I offer my deepest condolescences to the Dwyer family in this most difficult time. God bless.
George Schmidt
February 8, 2009
This is an old ex neighbor from Branchburg. Your mother was a very nice lady that always had things under control. I remember how well she took care of her loving husband and her quilting. I am sure she will be missed by all the family that she was very proud of. My condolances to you all. May God bless you all. I am sorry I can not make the service as I am in the process of planing a service for my daughter that day.
Peter Schiessl
February 8, 2009
mom was a great story teller and we enjoyed listening. It was an honor to know her. Roger and Pamela Rhaesa
roger rhaesa
February 8, 2009
To Ruth's family:
It is hard to realize that dear Ruth has left us. She was a wonderful person, so kind and always helping other people. Her courage the last years has been an inspiration to all of us. We will miss receiving her phone calls and notes. She has been and always will be in our prayers. We loved our dear friend of 50 years. She was so proud of her family. She sent us pictures of her 85th birthday party and wrote the names of each member of her family.
We had many good times with Ruth and Jack. Now they are together.
Our love and prayers to each of you. Corrine and Ralph Hann
Corrine & Ralph Hann
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