Vivian P. Dwyer, 86, of Kingston, died Tuesday in Kingston Commons.
She was born in White Falls, Mont., in 1919, and was raised by her aunt and uncle, Nat and Edith Wiley, Media, Pa. She married at age 17 and was a single parent during World War II, while her husband served in the Navy. Following the war, Vivian and her family resided in Miami for several years, and then returned to Plymouth, where Vivian helped her husband and in-laws operate their family business for the next three decades. Vivian was an incredibly warm, open and loving person who brought smiles, laughter and love to just about everyone who knew her. She was cherished by her husband, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and by her in-laws and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald J. Dwyer, in 1990; and by her daughter Joan in 1940.
Surviving are her daughters Margaret (Pege) Slocum, Bay City, Mich.; Diane Dwyer, Harveys Lake; Deborah Hastie, West Pittston; sons Donald M. Dwyer, Lewes, Del.; Thomas E. Dwyer, Shavertown; grandchildren Britt, Marc, Matt and Jason Slocum; Tara Dwyer, George Klipphahn and Michael Klipphahn; Jennifer Jordan, Jonna Laskowski, Colleen Novitski, Michael Dwyer, Joseph Krull; great-grandchildren Ken, Luke and Maggie Slocum; Allison, Rachael, Harrison, Benjamin and Chelsea Slocum; Madeline, Mia, Makaila and Jordan Slocum; Jane Slocum, Daniel Ledden and Vivian Novitski; Ryan McNair and Joshua Laskowski.
A memorial service will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. from the Harold C. Snowdon Funeral Home, 140 N. Main St., Shavertown, with the Deacon Peter Smith of St. Vincent Church, Plymouth, officiating.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday from noon to 1 p.m.