Jean Ann Dwyer

Jean Ann Dwyer, passed away on Monday, July 4, 2016 at St. Elizabeth’s Home.  She was the wife of the late John J. Dwyer, Jr. Born in Springfield, Ma. she was the daughter of the late William T. and Florence (Tucker) Harrington.  Mrs. Dwyer was a Registered Nurse for the East Bay V.N.A. for 16 years before retiring in 1979. She was a 1947 graduate of Mercy Hospital in Springfield Ma. and was also a member of the Alumni Association.  She was a member of the Massachusetts State Nurses Association and a former member of the Rhode Island State Nurses Association.  Mrs. Dwyer and her husband were founding members of St. Martha’s Church in East Providence where she was a member of the Rosary & Altar Society and also served as a Eucharistic Minister. She was a current communicant of St. Francis de Sales Church.  She volunteered at the East Providence and Exeter Animal Shelters and was a former volunteer at Ronald McDonald House. She was the loving mother of Cathleen J. Dowd and her husband Deacon John Dowd,  John T. Dwyer and his wife Catherine Dwyer and Daniel J. Dwyer,  cherished grandmother of eight grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren and one great great grandson.   She was the sister of the late William Harrington. Her funeral will be held on Friday at 9:30 AM from the PERRY-McSTAY FUNERAL HOME, 2555 Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM in St. Francis de Sales Church, 381 School Street, North Kingstown. Burial will be in the RI Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Exeter. Calling hours Thursday 5-8.  In lieu of flowers contributions to the Ronald McDonald House or the Exeter Animal Shelter, 169 South County Trail, Exeter, RI 02822 would be appreciated.