Marie Dwyer

Marie Josephine Dwyer (Flammia)

Thursday, December 6th, 1934 - Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020
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Waitress at Former Ponzillo’s Restaurant for 28 years

WATERBURY – Marie J. Dwyer age 85, of Waterbury, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 22nd 2020 at the Apple Health and Rehabilitation Center in Watertown after an extended illness. She was the widow of John Joseph Dwyer.

Marie was born December 6th 1934 in Waterbury, CT the daughter of the late Jospeh and Margherita (Abruzzese) Flammia. She was a lifelong Waterbury resident and was a graduate of Waterbury Catholic High School. Marie spent many years working as a waitress for various Waterbury area restaurants spending 28 years at the former Ponzillo’s Restaurant until her retirement and was the owner and operator of Marie’s Catering. Marie was avid bowler and was a member of the Perillos bowling league and also enjoyed gardening. She was a parishioner of Saints Peter and Paul Church and a member of the East End Community Club. Marie loved to spend time in the kitchen cooking especially for her family and was always happiest while surrounded by her children and grandchildren.

The Dwyer family would like to thank and acknowledge the doctors and staff at Apple Rehabilitation Center and the members of the Hartford Health Care Hospice team for all the love, care and support they have provided to Marie and her family during her illness.

Left to cherish her memory and honor Marie’s love and legacy, are her sons, John Dwyer of Waterbury and his former wife, Monique Dwyer of Cromwell, and Vincent Dwyer and his wife, Jody of Waterbury. John and Marie were blessed with her granddaughters; Megan and Caitlin Dwyer as well as several nieces’ nephews and other extended family members. Besides her husband John, Marie was predeceased by several brothers and sisters.
Funeral Services for Mrs. Dwyer will be held on Tuesday, January 28th, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. from Casey’s Eastside Memorial Funeral Home 1987 East Main St @ Southmayd Rd Waterbury CT 06705 to Mary Mother of the Church Parish, Saints Peter and Paul Church to celebrate a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m, Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery Waterbury. Relatives and friends may visit with Marie’s family on Tuesday morning from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home. In Lieu of flowers memorial contributions in memory of Marie are encouraged to be made to the Hartford Hospice at Home, 1290 Silas Deane Highway, Wethersfield, CT 06109. Memories last only if you share them, so you are encouraged to leave a condolence, words of comfort or a personal memory with the Dwyer family on Marie’s tribute page at The Casey family has been honored to serve the Dwyer family.
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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, January 28th, 2020 | 9:00am - 10:30am
    Tuesday, January 28th, 2020 9:00am - 10:30am
    Casey's Eastside Memorial Funeral Home & Tribute Center
    1987 East Main St
    Waterbury, CT 06705
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  • Service

    Tuesday, January 28th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Tuesday, January 28th, 2020 11:00am
    Saints Peter & Paul Church
    56 Southmayd Rd
    Waterbury, CT 06705
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    Rev. John Lavorgna
  • Interment

    Calvary Cemetery
    2324 East Main ST
    Waterbury, CT 06705
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Judy Perillo

Posted at 11:48am
I'm proud to have known this great lady for many many years. Marie always knew how to make you laugh. My husband, Danny, loved her like everyone who knew her. The last time I saw her was in Stop & Shop on Reidville Drve. I was waiting for someone to come out of the back room at the meat dept. We hugged and I told her I was waiting. She said did you ring the bell? I told her I knew nothing about a bell. She mumbled some words in Italian, clapped her hands and shouted "can someone come out and help this lovely lady." Well someone did. They all knew her and you could tell she even liked her. Medical reasons keep me from getting out. Mabel, Marie, Dan and I had good times with her..............So sorry.

Sabina Barbino

Posted at 03:46pm
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Armen Arisian

Posted at 11:00pm
Back in the day, Marie used to waitress at the Holiday Inn (now the Courtyard) when I used to bartend there. I got a ringside seat to it all. Having Marie wait on you was an experience, like a Broadway show. She was a pro and people came back for more over and over again. She was a personality, one of our golden girls (even though she was way too young) along with Marcella, Judy, Donna and the rest, they took care of hotel guests and Waterbury locals old school. She was a spark plug with a quick wit and forever helpful. She was practiced in the art of delivering service and entertainment. My condolences to her family, friends, and loved ones, but heaven just got a lot more fun. RIP.

Vincent Dwyer Posted at 07:57pm

Armen, thank you very much for sharing your great memories of our mother, Vincent and John Dwyer

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Posted at 01:49pm
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