Barbara I. Dyer

LIMERICK — Barbara Irene Dyer, 75, of Limerick, passed away on Aug. 2, 2011, surrounded by her loving husband and four sons.

She was born in New Bedford, Mass., on July 8, 1936, the daughter of the late Warren and Muriel (Merry) Thompson. She attended Beech Ridge and Dunstan Schools, and graduated from Scarborough High School in the Class of 1953. Barbara went on to attend classes at the Gorham State Teacher’s College. After 25 years of chicken farming, Barbara worked for many years as a bookkeeper for Bonnie Brae Construction Co. She worked as a bookkeeper for Marriott for 20 years and Eaton Copier Service.

Barbara was a member of Falmouth Grange #29, Extension, and was a Notary Public.

She enjoyed playing piano — including at her own commencement and performing with her family — knitting, crocheting, jigsaw puzzles, texting her grandchildren, watching deer and most importantly her family, especially her grandchildren.

Barbara is survived by her beloved husband, Donald Edwin Dyer Sr.; sons, Ronald Edwin Dyer of Winthrop, Larry James Dyer Sr. of Newfield, Donald Edwin Dyer Jr. of Casco and Harry James Dyer of West Newfield; a sister, Olivia Faye Holmes of Scarborough; 12 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Visitation was on Sunday, Aug. 7, followed by a funeral service at the Dennett, Craig & Pate Funeral Home, located on the corners of Routes 202 and 4A (13 Portland Road), in Buxton (Bar Mills). A graveside service was held on Monday at Brooklawn Memorial Park, outer Congress Street, in Portland.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to: 19th Century Willowbrook Village, P.O. Box. 28, Newfield, ME 04056 or at

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