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Patricia Ann Dwyer

February 6, 1938 – FebRUARY 24, 2024

Patricia Ann Dwyer

In loving memory of Patricia Ann Dwyer, a devoted mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, a celebration of her extraordinary life will be held. With a heart filled with sadness and gratitude, we honor the life of a remarkable individual whose legacy will forever be cherished.

Born on February 6, 1938, in Cincinnati, Ohio, Patricia passed away on February 24, 2024, in her hometown, surrounded by her loved ones. Throughout her life, Patricia made an indelible impact as a dedicated childcare provider, operating her own day care until the age of 76. Her nurturing spirit and unwavering commitment to the well-being of children will be remembered by all whose lives she touched.

Renowned for her exceptional hosting skills, Patricia delighted in organizing holiday and luau parties that brought joy to all who attended. A fervent supporter of Cincinnati sports teams, she was a loyal fan of the Bengals and Reds, holding season tickets and sharing in the exhilaration of the Bengals’ journey to the Super Bowl.

Patricia is survived by her daughters, Peggy Riley, and Cathy Riley, son, Gary Riley, as well as her daughter-in-laws, Sherry Riley and Terri Bloomfield. She will be remembered fondly by her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She leaves behind a legacy of love, kindness, and unforgettable memories that will endure through generations.

Patricia was preceded in death by her husband, Ronald Dwyer, her son, Gregory Michael, and daughter Pamela A. Bailey.

A celebration of Patricia’s life will take place on February 29, 2024, with a visitation at 10:00 am at the Arlington Memorial Gardens Funeral Home (2155 Compton Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45231- Follow BLUE line to Funeral Home). A funeral service will be held at the same location at 11:00 am, and a graveside service will follow at Arlington Memorial Gardens on February 29, 2024, at 12:00 pm. Together, we will honor and remember a woman whose impact will continue to resonate in the hearts of all who knew her.

Donations in Patricia’s honor can be made towards funeral expenses, family and friends can contact the funeral home directly with any donations 513-521-7003 option 2.

May her spirit soar, may her memory be a blessing, and may her light shine eternally in our hearts. Patricia Ann Dwyer will forever be remembered for the love and warmth she shared with all who were fortunate enough to know her.



Thursday, February 29, 2024, at 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

The Arlington Memorial Gardens Funeral Home


Thursday, February 29, 2024, at 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

The Arlington Memorial Gardens Funeral Home


Thursday, February 29, 2024, at 12:00 PM

The Arlington Memorial Gardens

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“Gonna miss you Aunt Pat. Fly high with the angels.”

“Going to miss you aunt Pat.”

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“I absolutely love you grandma you will always have a special place in all of our hearts.”

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“We love and miss you grandma. Tell my dad we said we love him and miss him also. Take care of each other in heaven and we will see you both again someday ❤️❤️”

“I only got to met her once she was very sweet. I just know she was someone special because she helped raise my wonderful sweet and kind son in law John. Rip.”

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“God Bless! very sweet lady My kids were always welcome at her home. May she rest in Peace.”

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