Ethelyn H. Dwire
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Ethelyn H. Dwire
  • May 6, 1931 - August 12, 2016
  • Niantic, Connecticut

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Niantic - Ethelyn Howard Dwire, 85, passed away on Friday, Aug. 12, 2016, at Lawrence and Memorial Hospital with her family by her side after a brief illness.

Mrs. Dwire was born on May 6, 1931 in New London, CT, the daughter of Ethelyn V. (Nettleton) Howard and Frederick James Howard.

She married Olin L. Dwire on June 24, 1950, in Niantic. She was a housekeeper for many years and a sales associate at Caldor in Waterford, CT.

She attended East Lyme schools and was a graduate of Williams Memorial Institute, class of 1949. She was an active member of the Niantic Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary and the Pre-1955 Williams Memorial Institute Alumni Club.

Mrs. Dwire is survived by her four sons, Roy Dwire of Florida, James and his husband, John Toomey of Bolton, Edward and his wife, Nancy Dwire, of North Carolina, and John "Jack" and his wife, Darlene Dwire, of Waterford; her two daughters, JoAnn and her husband, Woodland Scott, of Glastonbury and Patricia and her husband, Roger Sabourin, of Middlefield; 13 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild. She is also survived by her sister, Patricia Howard of Niantic, and nieces, Barbara Johnson Low and Beverly Johnson Nebelung, both of Niantic, and a nephew, William Johnson of Berlin, WI and their families.

She was predeceased by her husband, Olin L. Dwire, her brother Frederick Howard, her sister Ruth Howard Johnson; her daughter-in-law, Loretta S. Dwire.

A memorial service will be held at 12:00 PM on Thursday, August 18, 2016 at Fulton-Theroux Funeral Home, 13 Lake Ave., Niantic. The family will receive guests beginning at 10:00 AM. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to the charity of your choice in her memory.