Frances A. “Pat” (Remsen) Dunn
“Pat” (Remsen) Dunn, 79 of Story Street, Essex, wife of the late John R.
Dunn, Jr., died Saturday, December 28, 2013 in the Beverly Hospital
following a brief illness.
Beverly February 3, 1934, daughter of the late Albert and Marcella
(Burgess) Remsen, she was raised in Beverly, active in equestrian riding
and was a graduate of Beverly public schools. Married in 1951, the
Dunn’s made their home in Danvers, then at the Warren Estate in Essex
where the Dunn’s were employed as caretakers for seven years. In 1962
they moved to her late Story Street address from where she raised her
thirty-three years she was a school bus driver for the Essex School
System while owning and operating the former Dunn Farm Stand in Essex.
Mrs. Dunn was on the Essex planning Board for thirteen years where she
had served as chairman and served for several years on the Essex
Conservation Commission. She attended the former United Methodist Church
of Essex. Mrs. Dunn enjoyed the farm life, helping her husband grow and
sell corn and vegetables locally, and knitting and crocheting beautiful
sweaters and hats for her family.
survived by a son, David Dunn and his wife Bonnie of Essex; daughters,
Debra Lane and her husband Howard of Essex and Diana Merchant of
Rochester NH; seven grandchildren, David Dunn, Jr. and wife Jeannette of
Haverhill; Daniel Dunn of Gloucester; Leanne Lane and Stephanie Lane of
Essex; Michael Merchant III and wife Melissa, Melissa Merchant, Matthew
Merchant, and great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Lauryn and Madelyn Merchant,
all of Rochester, NH. She is also survived by a brother, Thomas B.
Remsen of Wenham and several nephews and nieces.
the mother of the late James and John Dunn, III both formerly of Essex,
sister of the late Marcella Kiley and Albert Remsen, Jr. formerly of
Beverly, and mother-in-law of the late Michael K Merchant, Jr.
Her funeral service will be held 7 pm Monday, January 6 in the
Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, 6 High St., Ipswich following a
visitation from 4 to 7 pm. Family and friends are respectfully
welcomed. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her name may be
made to the Joslin Diabetes Center and Joslin Clinic, 1 Joslin Place,
Boston, MA 02215.