HILDA M. DWYER
VINALHAVEN…………………..Hilda Mae Dwyer, 63, a life-long Vinalhaven resident, died on November 5, 2019 at her home. Born on March 18, 1956, Hilda was the daughter of Herbert Everett and Ruth P. (Philip) Jeffers, and was a member of the Class of 1974 of Vinalhaven High School. Hilda married James Dwyer on July 7, 1984.
Hilda had worked over the years as a waitress and bartender for several local businesses. In more recent years, she picked crabmeat provided by local fishermen. A talented organizer and worker, Hilda enjoyed working on local benefit fundraising events and Bingo. Christmas was her favorite holiday where she enjoyed making and giving away candy wreathes. She was a daily customer at the Vinalhaven Post Office and Fisherman’s Friend and liked to going to casinos with her husband, Jim.
Surviving is her husband, James; children, Derek Jeffers and his wife Dorothy; Earl Dwyer and his wife, Casey; her niece whom she raised as her daughter, Casey Rasmussen Walker and her husband, Manuel; brother, Bruce Philip and his wife, Brenda; five grandchildren, Ella, Vanh, Sadie, Ida, and Gunnar; a niece, Rachel Slivinski, and nephew, Bruce Philip. Hilda was predeceased by her parents, brother, Gerald Philip, and sister, Ruth Rasmussen.
A graveside service will be held at 1 PM, Saturday, November 16, 2019 at Brown’s Head Cemetery in Vinalhaven.. Memorial gifts may be made to the Vinalhaven Ambulance, 19 Washington School Rd., Vinalhaven, ME 04863. Condolences may be shared with the family at www.longfuneralhomecamden.com. Arrangements are with the Long Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 9 Mountain Street, Camden.