Obituary of Winifred Dwyer
Winifred J. Dwyer, age 100, passed away Saturday evening at St. Luke Health Services in Oswego, NY, where she had been a patient since 2016.
Winifred was born September 13, 1917 in Theresa, NY. the daughter of Frederick and Lula Mae Burlingame Ward. She graduated from Evans Mills High School. She married Leo M. Dwyer on November 26, 1938 in Antwerp, NY. The couple lived in Brownville until her husbands’ death on November 8, 2002. She then moved to Central Square.
Winifred worked as a Kitchen-Aide at the House of Good Samaritan Hospital for several years.
She was a member of Immaculate Conception Church of Brownville, St. Agnes Church of Central Square, the NYS Grange, Home Bureau of Dexter, she and her husband started the “Dudes and Darlings Square Dancing Group”. She was an avid crafter, quilter and loved to knit and crochet.
She is survived by three daughters: Karen (Dustin) Cole of Syracuse, Linda (Robert) Hurley of Adams Center and Veronica (James) Revette of Central Square. She has 20 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren and several great great grandchildren. A brother Wilfred Ward of Florida also survives along with numerous nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by two children Cynthia Dwyer in 1973 and a son James Dwyer in 2012. Two brothers Wendell Ward and Ralph Ward and a sister Betty Williams also predeceased her.
A Funeral Mass will be held Wednesday June 20th at 11:00 am at Immaculate Conception Church in Brownville. Burial will follow in Dexter Cemetery. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the Johnson Funeral Home, Dexter. Online condolences may be made to dexterfuneralhome.com.
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