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David A. Dunn



David A. Dunn, 57, husband of Bonnie D. (Rutherford) Dunn of Western Avenue, Essex, died Friday, August 7, 2015 in the Beverly Hospital following his sudden illness.

Born in Beverly July 18, 1958 son of the late John R. Dunn II and the late Frances “Pat” A. (Remsen) Dunn, he was raised in Essex where he attended public schools and was a graduate of Essex Agricultural and Technical School Class of 1976. David owned his own business, David A. Dunn Firewood, and later adding tree removal to the business with his sons.

Over the years he enjoyed watching sports, attending family gatherings and spending time with his children and grandchildren. He was very fond of his hometown of Essex, where he and his wife Bonnie often dined at the local restaurants.  David enjoyed lengthy conversations with friends and strangers alike in his beloved hometown.   He’ll fondly be remembered for his pipe and knit hat. In addition to his wife Bonnie of thirty-three years he is survived by two sons, David A. Dunn, Jr. and his wife Jannette of Lawrence, Daniel A. Dunn and his significant other Dezie Rogers of Gloucester; two sisters, Debra Lane and her husband Howard of  Essex, Diane Merchant of Rochester, NH, seven grandchildren and several nephews and nieces. He was the brother of the late John   Dunn III and James Dunn, both formerly of Essex.

Visiting hours are Tuesday 4 to 8 pm the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, 6 High Street, Ipswich. A memorial service will be held 6:00 pm Wednesday, August 12 at Centennial Park, Centennial Avenue, Essex.   Family and friends are respectfully welcomed.

In lieu of flowers,  memorial contributions in his name may be made to the Johns Hopkins University Lyme Disease Clinical Research Center, 2360 W. Joppa Road Suite 320, Lutherville, MD  21093  with checks payable to Johns Hopkins University.


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