Robert A. Dwyer

February 13, 1932December 4, 2013
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Mr. Robert A. Dwyer of Lynn died in a local nursing home after a lengthy illness with his family at his side. He was the loving husband of Ethel L. (Pelley) Dwyer with whom he shared 52 years of marriage. Robert was born in Lynn, son of the late Albert and Ruth Dwyer. He attended Lynn English High School for one year. He graduated from Milford High School; in Milford, CT Class of 1950 where he excelled on the basketball court. Bob worked for the Daily Evening Item for 30 years as a graphic arts foreman. After his retirement from the Lynn Item he worked part time for sixteen years with the Lynn Police Department as a crossing guard. In 1952 he joined the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. Handpicked from boot camp he was assigned to the Third Infantry Regiment, Company A, the regiment stationed in Washington, DC as a member of the ceremonial honor guard at Arlington National Cemetery, also known as the Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers. After his honorable duties In Washington, DC, he was reassigned as medic in the Korean War. He was honorably discharged on March 9, 1954 and held the rank of Sargeant. Robert served as Past President of the East Lynn Pop Warner, a member of the Lynn English Boosters, Past President of Lynn Tech Boosters, former member of the East Lynn Little League Board, the Harry Agganis Committee, Past President of Typographical Union and a former member of the Gautreau Post of Lynn. He was an avid sports fan and enjoyed watching the Lynn English Bulldogs play football and basketball, as well as the Patriots, Red Sox and Celtics. In addition to his loving wife he is survived by two daughters Mary Petersen of Lynn, Jean Emmons and her husband Kenny of Hampton, NH, his sons John Dool, Nahant Police Chief Robert C. Dwyer and his wife Brenda and Michael A. Dwyer and his wife Lisa all of Lynn. One sister Beverly Lundsted of San Jose, CA. His grandchildren Amanda Dwyer, Jarred Dwyer, Mikey Dwyer and Brandon Dwyer, Terri and Ronny Petersen all of Lynn, Carrie, Melissa and Robert Gautreau, Holly and Kenny Emmons all of New Hampshire. Also survived by his 10 great grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren and two close friends Thomas Reddy and Bill Dutch of Lynn and many nieces and nephews. He was the father of the late Janet Gautreau and her late husband Robert and the brother of the late Barbara Machan. Robert’s Funeral Service will be Monday in the CUFFE-McGINN FUNERAL HOME, 157 MAPLE STREET LYNN at 10:00 AM. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours will be Sunday from 2:00-6:00 PM. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to L.E.H.S. Football Boosters, 50 Goodrich St. Lynn, MA 01902 or My Brother’s Table, Attention Donations, 98 Willow St. Lynn, MA 01901.


  • Visiting Hours Sunday, December 8, 2013
  • Funeral Service Monday, December 9, 2013

Robert A. Dwyer

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December 16, 2013

To all the Dwyer family,sorry for your loss.Remember all the good times you had together. Neil and Anale ODonnell

Robert Dwyer

December 13, 2013

"The Dwyer Family, would like to take this opportunity to say thank you for all your kind words and support over the past several days. Bob would of been amazed by the out pouring of friends and family that attended his services. He will forever be in our hearts. " Rest In Peace Big Bob"

The Dwyer Family

Mr. & Mrs. Holey

December 12, 2013

Our deepest sympathy to the Dwyer family for the loss of your father. May God bless each and every one of you and help you through this most difficult time. May his soul rest in peace.
Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Holey and family

December 11, 2013

To Ethel and Family,

A dear friend has passed, but will not be forgotten. Our prayers are with you all at this sad time.

Ed and Lorraine Desrosier,
Wolfeboro, New Hampshire

Jodi and Johnathan DeAngelis

December 9, 2013

To Michael, Lisa and the rest of the Dywer family. Our thoughts are with you at this time of sorrow

Honey Amirault

December 9, 2013

Bob and Family,

You are all in my thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time. Remember the many good times even though you shed a tear. He is gone but not forgotten and living in the hearts of many. May God hold you all so closely until you meet again.

December 8, 2013

We are so sorry for your loss. Mr. Dwyer was a great father and husband. I am sorry we were not able to be at the wake. All of you are in our thoughts and prayers. All our love. Sincerely, Ernie and Marilyn Mason.

Dawn & Justin Gautreau

December 8, 2013

Grammy, we will remember all of the good times with you & grampy and your children. Be strong grammy we love you.

Dawnmarie Gautreau

December 8, 2013

Grampy, I will remeber your great big smile,hugs & kisses. You always brightened my days. I will keep those memories with me always.

Paul and Lisa Manley

December 8, 2013

To all of the Dwyer family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.