Rachel Dwyer, 55

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CRANSTON, R.I. – Rachel Dov Dwyer, of Cranston, passed away Sept. 10 at Hulitar Hospice Center, Providence, after a brief illness. Born in Westerly, she was the daughter of Joseph S. and Rebecca Leviss Dwyer of Boston, Massachusetts.

As a child, Rachel attended Marymount International School in Paris, France, and was a graduate of Concord-Carlisle Regional High School in Concord, Massachusetts, class of 1983; she later earned a bachelor’s degree in graphic design from Northeastern University in Boston. She worked as an administrative assistant for many years and for the past three years at Thomas Engineering in Coventry.

Rachel was an avid long-distance motorcyclist and was a member of the Iron Butt Association for over 20 years. Rachel loved going on long walks and enjoyed taking pictures while walking and traveling on her motorcycle.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by a sister, Karen Dwyer Archambault and her long-time partner Jeffrey Paquette of Franklin, Massachusetts; a niece, Sarah Elizabeth Archambault of Franklin; uncles, many cousins and close friends.

Contributions in her honor may be made to Planned Parenthood of Southern New England, Inc., 345 Whitney Avenue, New Haven, CT 06511 or Salvation Army, 402 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02139.