Rose M. Dwyer, age 90, of Esperance, passed away on Sunday, June 16, 2013, at home with her family by her side.
Born on August 30, 1922, in Newburgh, Orange County, she was a daughter of the late Ladislov Smrtic and Albina Bartel Smrtic.
Rose was employed at Elaine's Kiddie Wear, and then Something Special. She also worked at Halo Optical.
She was a member of the Johnstown Moose and served as past district deputy for the Rebecca Lodge. Rose was an honored poet and had several poems published. Mrs. Dwyer was also a member of the National Poets Society.
On December 1, 1940, she was united in marriage to Melvin J. Dwyer and he passed away on January 30, 2002.
Survivors include four sons, John Dwyer and his companion, Brenda Gray, Richard (Bernadette) Dwyer, Matt (Melody) Dwyer and Benji (Joan) Dwyer; five daughters, Rose A. Dwyer, Joan Dwyer and companion, Jim Pete, Jane Dwyer and companion, Greg Stephenson, Sandy (Ira) Cromling and Terri (Robert) Lane; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren with 100 in total; nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was predeceased by her son, Louis C. Dwyer; and eleven brothers and sisters.
There will be no services or calling hours.
Cremation was at Vale Crematory, Schenectady.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the A.G. Cole Funeral Home Inc., 215 East Main Street, Johnstown.
Condolences to the family may be made online by visiting our website at www.agcolefuneralhome.com.