Geraldine 'Jerry' Alling Dwyer, age 86, of Hamden, passed away on November 21, 2010 at Conn. Hospice in Branford. Jerry was for 57 years wife of the late John J. 'Jack' Dwyer. She is survived by her son Paul Dwyer and his wife Sheri of Bloomfield; her cherished granddaughter Jessie van Dyke and her husband Scott of Bloomfield and her cherished grandson Peter Dwyer of Glastonbury; her beloved great-grandchildren Harry van Dyke and Jack Dwyer van Dyke; sister, Peg Bulger of Lenox, MA and several nieces and nephews. Born in New Haven on January 29, 1924 she was a daughter of the late Gerald and Rheta McQuenney Alling. After Rheta's early death she was raised by her father and step-mother Ann Bruno Alling. A graduate of Hillhouse High School and Hospital of St. Raphael School of Nursing Class of 1945, she went on to work at the Hospital of St. Raphael's for many years as a registered nurse. She, along with her late husband, always enjoyed Jack's reunions with his Army Unit. Besides her family, Jerry will be missed by her many friends and neighbors who loved her dearly. Her Funeral Service will be held at BEECHER & BENNETT FUNERAL HOME, 2300 Whitney Ave, Hamden on Wednesday, November 24th at 10 a.m. followed by interment in St. Lawrence Cemetery. Friends may visit with her family at the funeral home on Tuesday evening from 4 to 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Jerry's memory may be sent to Foodshare, 450 Woodland Ave., Bloomfield, CT 06002 or CT Hospice, 100 Double Beach Rd, Branford, CT 06405.

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  1. Dear Cousin Paul, I am so sorry to hear of Aunt Jerry’s passing and wish I could be in Ct. now to help you thru your sorrow. But know in your heart that she is free from pain and with Uncle Jack and Ann for eternity and eventually we shall all be together again. My deepest sympathy to your whole family. Love, Cousin, Pattie

  2. Dear Paul, I was so sorry to read about your Mothers passing. Thank you very much for calling me, so I was able to speak with her. Your mother and father were both wonderful people and dear friends to both Eddie and I. My thoughts are with you and your family. Dot Simpson

  3. My heart goes out to your family during this difficult time. Jerry always made me laugh when we’d chat at gatherings. She was ahead of her time – and truthful about her thoughts (a quality I much admire). I’m so sorry for your loss. All my love.

  4. Paul and Family, My condolences go out to you and your family. May you find strength in the arms of Jesus and cling to Him in your time of sorrow. Joyce

  5. We were very sorry to hear of Jerry’s passing. She was a very kind and wonderful woman. I will miss hearing about her road trips to the casino and how proud she was of her grandson Peter. Please accept are sincere condolences.

  6. Dear Paul and Sheri, I am so sorry to read about Mrs. Dwyer’s passing. Unfortunately I read it too late last night to attend the wake. You know I would have been there as I was for your Dad. They both were 2 of my favorite patients from Dr. Langdon days until recently. It was my pleasure to take care of their dental needs because I fully enjoyed their wonderful personalities. I will miss your Mom. With deepest Sympathy, Claudia A. Earley, R.D.H.

  7. Paul, I am sorry to hear about your mother’s passing. I send to you and your family my condolences. In the days and years to come, know that you will find comfort in sharing memories with loved ones.

  8. Paul, Know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. You have my deepest sympathy

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