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Eileen A. (Fonzo) Dwyer

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79, of Saugus, formerly of Chelsea, died Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at the Beverly Hospital with her family by her side.

Born in Boston, she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Carmela (DiNunzio) Fonzo. She was raised in Chelsea and graduated from Chelsea High School. She continued her education earning a bachelor’s degree from the former Boston State College.

Ms. Dwyer had been employed for thirty-seven years as a school teacher and reading specialist for grades kindergarten through twelfth grade, until the time of her retirement in 2001.

After retiring, Eileen dedicated her life to her grandchildren. She was a constant presence at all of their school functions, sporting events and activities. Her love for them was boundless.

An animal lover, Eileen rescued countless racing greyhounds providing them with the life of luxury in their post racing careers. She was an avid Red Sox fan who watched all of the games, knew every player and their stats.

A resident of Chelsea for most of her life prior to moving to Saugus, she was a loving mother, grandmother, aunt and friend who will be missed by all who knew her.

She is survived by her daughter, Jennifer B. Curcio and her husband, Christopher of Peabody, two grandchildren, Elizabeth and Anthony Curcio of Peabody, two sisters-in-law, Patricia Fonzo of Rowley and Jane Fonzo of Lynnfield and many nieces, nephews and extended family. She was also the sister of the late Mary Petrosky, Jennie Fonzo, Florah Foley, Mike Fonzo and Sal Fonzo.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Eileen’s memory to the Cape Ann Animal Aid, 4 Paws Lane, Gloucester, MA 01930.

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