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Florence Dwyer, 91, worked for McCall’s, loved Dachshunds


GT. BARRINGTON—Florence Anita Stuart Dwyer, 91, of Copake Falls died Tuesday July 6, 2010 at Fairview Hospital in Great Barrington, MA.
Born January 31, 1919 in Manhattan, she was the daughter of the late Floyd Gwyn Stuart and Kate (Smith) Stuart. Mrs. Dwyer moved to Copake Falls full-time with her late husband Thomas in 1983 upon his retirement. She had visited the area since she was a young girl, and in 1954 they bought property on North Mountain Road in Copake Falls.
Mrs. Dwyer attended Wellesley College along with her lifelong family friend Honey Flynn. This family friendship among the Stuarts, Allens, Hunters, Flynns, Froggatts, Massarellas, Munsters and Callahans is still as strong today as it was a half century ago. She was well loved by her nieces and nephews and they will miss her dearly.
After college Mrs. Dwyer worked for McCall’s Magazine, she then retired and became a homemaker. She loved to go shopping for clothes with her niece Karen Flynn and also watch cooking shows and QVC on television. She had a passion for Dachshunds and loved her cats. She was a member of the Copake Falls Fire Company Women’s Auxiliary and the Church of St. John in the Wilderness Episcopal Church Women.
She was pre-deceased by Constance (Regina), Alfred Stuart, Robert Stuart, Evelyn (Callahan) and Richard Stuart, her brothers and sisters.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Community Hospice of Columbia Greene, 47 Liberty Street, Catskill 12414 or to the Church of St. John in the Wilderness, Route 344, Copake Falls 12517. To send an online condolence visit
Arrangements were with the Peck and Peck Funeral Home, Copake.

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