Bar News - April 19, 2013
In Memoriam: John V. Dwyer, Jr.
John V. ("Jack") Dwyer, Jr. of Nashua, 66, died at Community Hospice House in Merrimack on April 8, 2013, surrounded by his family and closest friends.
John V. Dwyer, Jr.
Jack was born in Boston, Mass., and raised in South Boston and Brighton. He was married to Maureen (Cummiskey) Dwyer, who also is a member of the NH Bar and with whom he would have celebrated his 42nd anniversary on May 3. Jack graduated from Boston College in 1968 and Duke Law School in 1974. He served in the US Army from 1969 to 1971.
Jack was a devoted family man, Boston College sports fan, and community volunteer. He served as president of the Nashua Youth Council Board and for 20 years was a trustee of what became Southern New Hampshire Health System.
Jack spent his entire career practicing law in Nashua. After graduating from law school, he joined Hamblett & Kerrigan in 1974. He was a founding member of Deasy & Dwyer, which merged into the McLane Law Firm. In 2002, he joined Winer & Bennett in an "of counsel" capacity. He is a past president of the Nashua Bar Association, from which he received the Edward A. Jordan Sr. Humanitarian Award in 2004.
In 2002, he was appointed by Gov. Jeanne Shaheen to the first New Hampshire Judicial Selection Commission. In 2003, he and the other members of the commission were awarded the NH Bar Distinguished Service to the Public Award.
In honor of our colleague John V. Dwyer, Jr., the NH Bar Association Board of Governors has donated to the NH Bar Foundation, 2 Pillsbury Street, Suite 300, Concord, NH 03301.