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Eileen A. Dwyer

January 19, 1942 - January 12, 2022


Obituary For Eileen A. Dwyer

Saugus – Eileen A. (Fonzo) Dwyer 79, formerly of Chelsea, died Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at the Beverly Hospital with her family by her side.

Born in Boston, she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Carmela (DiNunzio) Fonzo. She was raised in Chelsea and graduated from Chelsea High School. She continued her education earning a bachelor’s degree from the former Boston State College.

Ms. Dwyer had been employed for thirty-seven years as a school teacher and reading specialist for grades kindergarten through twelfth grade, until the time of her retirement in 2001.

After retiring, Eileen dedicated her life to her grandchildren. She was a constant presence at all of their school functions, sporting events and activities. Her love for them was boundless. An animal lover, Eileen rescued countless racing greyhounds providing them with the life of luxury in their post racing careers. She was an avid Red Sox fan who watched all of the games, knew every player and their stats.

A resident of Chelsea for most of her life prior to moving to Saugus, she was a loving mother, grandmother, aunt and friend who will be missed by all who knew her.

She is survived by her daughter, Jennifer B. Curcio and her husband, Christopher of Peabody, two grandchildren, Elizabeth and Anthony Curcio of Peabody, two sisters-in-law, Patricia Fonzo of Rowley and Jane Fonzo of Lynnfield and many nieces, nephews and extended family. She was also the sister of the late Mary Petrosky, Jennie Fonzo, Florah Foley, Mike Fonzo and Sal Fonzo.

ARRANGEMENTS: Visiting hours will be held at the Conway Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn St., Peabody, Thursday, January 20, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. followed by a service in the funeral home at 12:00 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. All attendees are required to wear a mask and adhere to social distancing guidelines. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Eileen’s memory to the Cape Ann Animal Aid, 4 Paws Lane, Gloucester, MA 01930.

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  • 01/18/2022

    As liddys bestfriend I would call Nonni after school in elementary school to see if i could have a play date with liddy the next day. She would pick us up from school and always made sure liddy and I had a fun time together. Nonni was always willing to drive us wherever we wanted and take us out on lunch dates all the time❤️

  • 01/17/2022

    We taught many years with Eileen in Chelsea where she became a dear friend. She was a kind and gentle lady who loved her students and treated them with respect. Eileen always had a warm smile on her face. God bless her soul🙏🏻!

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