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Winifred R. “Winnie” (Dixon) Dyer

Visiting hours are Thursday, June 7th, 2012 from 4 – 8 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home For Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107), Revere, for Winifred R. “Winnie” (Dixon) Dyer, who died at her Peabody home on Saturday evening, June 2, 2012, at 86 years.  A funeral will be conducted from the Funeral Home on Friday, June 8th at 10 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in the Immaculate Conception Church, Revere at 11 a.m.  “Winnie” was born & raised in Chelsea, a member of St. Rose Parish & a 1943 alumna of St. Rose High School, Chelsea.  In her early working career, she worked for New England Tel. & Tel., & Gilchrist’s Department Store of Boston.  She was a resident of Revere for over 65 years, until she moved to her daughter’s home in Peabody.  She was an active member of the Immaculate Conception Parish Community & past president of the Immaculata Guild.  She was also a member of the Revere Womens’ Club, St. Rose Alumni High School Association, & the Irish Club of Chelsea.  Upon moving to Peabody, she became a member of the Peabody Seniors.  She was the wife of the late John F. Dyer, who died in May of 1996.  She is the Beloved & devoted Mother of: Christine Dyer-Nagle & her late Husband, Robert, of West Peabody, John M. Dyer & his wife Ann of Melrose, Maureen Dyer-Sullivan & her husband Brian of Melrose, & the late Kathleen Dyer-Geratowski & her late husband, Stephen Geratowski.  She is the Cherished Grandmother to: Annie, Mary Kate, Jennifer, Caitlin, Matthew, Colin, Katey, Jack, & Liam.  She was the dear Sister to the late: Catherine McDonald, Margaret Bean, Howard, William, Joseph, & Francis Dixon.  She is also lovingly survived by her Sister-in-Law, Mary Dixon, of New Hampshire, & many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, & grand-nephews.  Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.  In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the: Peabody Seniors, (Peabody City Council on Aging), 79 Central St., Peabody, MA 01960.


Visiting Hours

Thursday, June 7th, 2012 from 4 – 8 p.m. in the Funeral Home.

Funeral Mass

Friday, June 8th, 2012 at 11 a.m. in the Immaculate Conception Church, Revere.


Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the: Peabody Seniors, (Peabody City Council on Aging), 79 Central St., Peabody, MA 01960.

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  1. Eileen McAnneny
    Jun 7 2012

    Dear Maureen and Family,
    Our condolences on the loss of your mother. The passing of a loved one is never easy. Our thought and prayers are with you at this difficult time

    Eileen, Bo, Jack and Shannon Burke

  2. Mary Canavan
    Jun 6 2012

    So sorry to hear of Winnie’s passing. I first met her when she would visit my mother Gert in Stoneham with her best friend my aunt Julia Gannon. The “girls” would often get together and I will always remember how much fun they had. She was someone I always looked up to and know she will be sorely missed.

  3. Ellen
    Jun 6 2012

    Nobody enjoyed life more than Aunt Winnie. Her ready smile, welcoming hugs, easy laughter. Her St. Patrick’s Day cards addressed and signed in green ink, from Winnie O’Dyer. The homemade soup she brought when I was sick. Her warm and joyful presence throughout my life. So grateful for these gifts.

    May the road rise to meet you, Aunt Winnie, and until we meet again, may you keep safe in the gentle loving arms of God.

  4. Colleen Conway Murphy
    Jun 6 2012

    So sorry for your sudden loss Moe. My thoughts are with you and your family during such a difficult time. Best regards always, Colleen

  5. Mary and John Guarino
    Jun 6 2012

    We are so sorry to hear about Winnie. We remember her as a wonderful lady who always had a smile on her face. Our thoughts and prayers go out to your beautiful family.

  6. Jean-Pierre
    Jun 6 2012

    Winnie and Jack were so good to all of us – welcoming us into their home and making us feel special. Their genuine fondness is etched into my heart and the memories are often recalled. Thank you Winnie. May the choirs of angels come to greet you. May they speed you to paradise. May the Lord enfold you in his mercy. May you find eternal life.

  7. Ginger, Steve & Erin Connearney
    Jun 5 2012

    What a great lady Aunt Winnie was. Even when the eight of us descended on your house to drop of Gamma Dyer, she always made me feel that she was glad to see us. She was probably the last person on the face of the earth that still called me “Gingie”. I am so glad that you had that wonderful birthday party at Chrissie’s house. It gave my daughter a chance to know Aunt Wiinie at her best,having a good time. That is the way I will remember Aunt Winnie as she will be in Heaven, the life of the party. Love to all of you.

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