Roger J. Dwyer
LINCOLN- Roger J. Dwyer of Lincoln passed away Monday October 22, 2012. He was the beloved husband of Anna Frances (Heslin) Dwyer.
Born on September 20, 1925, he was the son of the late Roger and Anna (Dowling) Dwyer.
Roger was a 1943 graduate of Woonsocket High School and 1946 graduate of Providence College. He was a recipient of the Madeline Daly Savaria Trophy as an outstanding athlete at Woonsocket High School and was member of the PC basketball team for 2 years.
Roger worked in the Woonsocket Education Dept. for 33 years. He was a longtime classroom teacher before working in administration. After retiring from the Woonsocket School Dept., Roger was employed by the former Fogarty Memorial Hospital in No. Smithfield for 8 years.
Roger's lifelong love of athletics was apparent by the number of teams he coached as well as officiated. He served as assistant high school basketball coach as well as coach of track and field.
In addition, he was also very active in the Woonsocket community throughout his life; served as chairman of the Globe Park Recreation Committee, a former member of the Woonsocket Democratic Committee, elected to the Woonsocket School Committee, served as President for the Woonsocket Harris Library and active in planning for the new library, member of the Northern RI YMCA Board of Trustees, member of the RI Approved Basketball Officials, and a longtime active member of Sacred Heart Parish in Woonsocket and later served as lector in St. Ambrose, Albion.
In addition to his wife he is survived by his sons Matthew and his wife Patrice of Medway, MA Patrick and his wife Tam of El Segundo, CA, and his daughter Ann Wilson and her husband Michael of La Crescenta CA. He was the father of the late John F. Dwyer. Roger is also survived by eleven grandchildren that he adored, by his brother Richard Dwyer of Woonsocket, and numerous nephews and nieces. The funeral will be held Friday at 9am from the O'NEILL Funeral Home, 3102 Mendon Road, Cumberland, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10am in Saint Ambrose Church, School Street, Lincoln. Relatives and friend are invited. Visiting hours Thursday 4-7pm. Burial will be in Saint Charles Cemetery, Blackstone, MA. In lieu of flowers, donations to a charity of your choice in memory of Mr. Dwyer, would be appreciated.
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