Maureen Brigid Dwyer entered the world February 10, 2004 at 8:42am. It was a pregnancy that had its issues but our faith in God prepared us for the family journey. Maureen Brigid a.k.a the Mighty Mo was diagnosed with severe malformation of both eyes. She was a patient of Wills Eye in Philadelphia and John Hopkins in Maryland, Goryeb Children in Morristown, Dr Putnam in West Orange as well as frequent checks to her local Doctor. By the time the Mighty Mo was 4 weeks old, early intervention had therapists at the house, at the Center next door, the commission for the blind and weekly music classes. We were reassured each visit that Mighty Mo was just that: mighty, healthy and happy and to keep doing what you are doing. The 5 sets of eyes (Lawrence, Shawn, Casey, Stephen and Patrick) are exactly what she needed…plenty of stimulation. The Dwyer family felt blessed that so many people offered assistance while we were navigating the day to day. Life was good. Then out of nowhere, Mo had a seizure, Larry rushed her to the hospital and days later Maureen Brigid Dwyer, at 13 months, died peacefully, Thursday, March 24, 2005 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick. Baby Maureen, whose nickname was “Mighty Mo” was a loving daughter and sister. She was a joy to have and to be part of a very devoted family. Baby Maureen will be sadly missed, but will live forever in the hearts and minds of those that she touched.
Surviving are loving parents, Lawrence Jr. and Maureen Casey Dwyer; her devoted siblings, Lawrence III, Shawn, Stephen, Patrick and sister, Casey