Florence "Penny" (Duval) Dwyer

July 4, 1929 ~ September 8, 2022 (age 93) 93 Years Old


Florence “Penny” (Duval) Dwyer ,93, a longtime resident of Woonsocket, RI passed away peacefully at the Holiday Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Manville on September 8, 2022. She has also lived at Atria independent Living in Lincoln for 6 years and Stillwater in Greenville for 2 years.

She was the daughter of the late Raoul and Julienne (Cote) Duval.

She was the loving and devoted wife of 59 years of Vincent “Vin” Dwyer prior to his passing.

She was a loving homemaker and her greatest joy was spending time with her loving family.

She is survived by her children, Brian Dwyer of Worcester, Kerry Dwyer of Sutton, MA, Bruce Dwyer of Danielson, CT, Deborah Gernt , Karin Auclair , Jayne

Goodwin, Jill Poisson all of North Smithfield, Doreen McQuade of Harrisville and Kelli Luca of Chepachet.

She also leaves behind 18 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her siblings, Rita DeScuillo, Cecile Campopiano, Estelle Leduc, Thelma Duval, and Robert Duval.

The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation and gratitude to the Staff of Beacon Hospice and Holiday Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for the wonderful care that Florence received.

Arrangements are entrusted to the Keene-Brown Funeral Home, 445 Greenville Rd., North Smithfield. Calling hours will be held on Thursday, September 15, 2022, from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Burial in St. Charles Cemetery will be private.

In Lieu of flowers, random acts of kindness in the spirit of “Penny” are encouraged. 

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Calling Hours
September 15, 2022

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Keene-Brown Funeral Home
445 Greenville Rd.
North Smithfield, RI 02896


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