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Jane Marie Dyer

04/10/1935 - 10/08/2021


Obituary For Jane Marie Dyer

Jane Marie (Conrick) Dyer, 86, of Bristol, RI, passed away, Friday, October 8, 2021, at East Gate Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, East Providence, RI.
She was the wife of Charles Joseph Dyer to whom she had been married to for 62 years.
Born in Fall River, MA, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Josephine "Jo" (Brogan) Conrick.
Jane was a graduate of Warren High School, Class of 1953, the University of Rhode Island, Class of 1957, and Rhode Island College, Class of 1980, where she received her Master's in education. She had worked as a teacher in Newton, MA, and Berkley, NJ. She had previously lived in Mendham, NJ, Barrington, RI, Warren, RI, and Little Compton, RI. She had volunteered with many organizations for the developmentally disabled, including the NJ Brain Injured Children, the Barrington Special Education Committee, the RI Disability Law Center, Bristol County Chapter for Mentally Retarded Citizens, RI Chapter for Autism, and the Groden Center. Jane was an only child, who cared for her elderly parents and relatives and her husband's mother and aunt. Jane was a Communicant of St. Mary of the Bay Church in Warren.
It was her selflessness for which she may be best remembered. She was always thinking of others, always helping others. Her kind, gentle spirit will be missed but lives on in the hearts of people she touched.
Besides her husband, she is survived by two sons, Paul Edward Dyer of Dania Beach, FL, and Kevin Joseph Dyer of Providence, RI, a daughter, Mary Jane Dyer and her husband Christopher Riley of Hopkinton, MA, and two grandchildren, Mariela Dyer and Aleah Riley. She was the grandmother of the late Andres Alarcon.
Arrangements are by Smith Funeral & Memorial Services, 8 Schoolhouse Rd., Warren, where relatives and friends will be received on Friday, October 15, 2021, from 4-7PM.
Funeral services will be held on, Saturday, October 16, 2021, at 9AM, from Smith Funeral & Memorial Services, 8 Schoolhouse Rd., Warren, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10AM in St. Mary of the Bay Church, 645 Main Street, Warren.
Burial will follow in St. Mary of the Bay Cemetery, Vernon Street, Warren.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Groden Center, an organization which supports individuals of all ages with autism or Stepping Out, which provides social activities for young adults with special needs. Either can be sent to the Cove Center at 610 Manton Avenue, Providence, RI 02909.
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  • Jane was such a wonderful person. She was devoted to her family, of course, as well as to the greater community of differently-abled people. Hers was a lifetime of caring and inspiring compassion in others. She and Charlie were certainly pioneers in creating opportunity for those needing supports to access their community. My heart goes out to you in your loss, Charlie, Mary Jane, Paul, & Kevin. XO Lisa Peterson Chew

  • Dear Charlie and family, Please accept my deepest condolences for your loss. May your many happy memories of her bring you peace and comfort. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  • I will always remember Aunt Jane's joyous laugh as a genuine comfort. I have only very happy memories of Jane. Her love and kindness will always be a part of me. I feel lucky to have been blessed by her gift of life and that is also true for Uncle Charlie, Mary Jane, Paul, and Kevin. I love you all. May peace be with you all.

  • I will always remember Aunt Jane's laugh it was infectious. As a child I was truly impressed she found joy in everything . Aunt Jane definitely had an attitude of gratitude , a rare quality. We never lose people whom we deeply love for those we love so deeply become a part of us and live on. God bless you uncle Charlie, Paul ,Mary Jane ,and Kevin peace be with you🙏 Love Cathy

  • My brother John articulated beautifully Aunt Jane's daily loving support shown not to just her children and husband but to her entire family. Aunt Jane will be forever etched in my memory as nonjudgmental, kind, and strong. I never heard her complain ever. And that Laugh: so generous and infectious. I recall her crying just once and it broke my heart. Years later, I cried over a similar situation and I regretted not giving her even the briefest of hugs. When we grow up with an aunt like Jane, we learn what truly matters: family and unconditional love.

  • Mr. Dyer, Mary Jane, Paul, and Kevin and the Whole Family, Tears have been shed, and smiles shared. How lucky we all are for having known your mom. Take comfort in Jesus' own words in a parable, Matthew 25:21, "Well done, my good and faithful servant...Come, share your master's joy." I'm sure that Mrs. Dyer has heard those words already. Dick, Jr. et al.

  • I have so many fond memories of our late summer days with Aunt Jane and Uncle Charlie. We would be playing soccer in the back yard and under their observation with our parents. I realize now Aunt Jane never once imposed her feelings related to her son not participating, our cousin Kevin. Having my own son with what we now know is autism and intellectual disability can have herculean challenges that I wish I could have been more empathetic, inclusive and understanding when I was younger. However, Aunt Jane was always positive and supportive and taught me so much of what I use everyday of my life in both healthcare and personal life. Although she will be missed, her spirit and support will live on.

  • May the memories of your mom offer you comfort at this time. We remember our Gourmet club which gave us years of fun and laughter as we were raising young children in Barrington. Bette Ann and Norbert Fessel

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