Fredericksburg, Va. – Verna Mae Brown Dwyer, 90, of Fredericksburg, Va., formerly of Westborough, passed away peacefully Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at Mary Washington Hospital.
She was born Sept. 10, 1927, in Concord to the late George Milford Brown and Florence Bertha MacQueston Brown. Verna graduated from Newton Wellesley Hospital School of Nursing in 1949. She married the love of her life, G. Gordon Dwyer, on Oct. 8, 1949. Together they lovingly raised their seven children.
She worked for 20 years at Worcester Memorial Hospital as a registered nurse. She was a member of the Congregational Church of Westborough.
Verna leaves behind to cherish her memory her sons, Bruce Dwyer of Fredericksburg, Jeffrey Dwyer and wife Diane of Davidson, N.C., Robert Dwyer and wife Janet of Waynesburg, Pa., Thomas Dwyer and wife Joann of Westborough; daughters Janice Uhlman and husband Donald of Fredericksburg and Laurie DeMalia and husband John of Hubbardston; 22 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; many step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; sister-in-law Phyllis Westgate of Taunton; and many special nieces and nephews.
Verna’s family was her life, she loved them all dearly. She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, G. Gordon Dwyer; their son, Stephen Dwyer; and her two sisters, Dorothy Brown Warren and Eleanor Brown Young.
Services will be held Saturday, May 5, at 10:30 a.m., in The Congregational Church of Westborough, 57 West Main St. Burial will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Walden Woods Project, 44 Baker Farm, Lincoln, MA 01773-3004 (www.walden.org).