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James T. Dunn

James T. Dunn, 45, of 20 Story Street, Essex died Sunday July 18, 2010 at Lahey Clinic, Burlington, with his mother and sister by his side, following his long illness.

Born in Beverly September 12, 1964 he was the son of Frances A. (Remsen) Dunn of Essex and the late John R. Dunn, Jr. A lifelong resident of Essex, he attended Essex Elementary and Gloucester High School. He was employed as a commercial truck driver for many years, most recently employed by Hiltz Waste Disposal, Inc. of Gloucester. His  passion was in farming, working with his father and brothers from an early age. He enjoyed collecting old milk bottles from around the country and raised his own chickens, selling their eggs locally.

In addition to his mother, James is survived by two brothers, John R. Dunn III and David A. Dunn and his wife Bonnie, all of Essex; two sisters, Debra E. Lane and her husband Howard of Essex and Diana L. Merchant, wife of the late Michael Merchant  of Seabrook, NH.  He also leaves seven nieces and nephews, David A. Dunn, Jr. of Salem, NH., Daniel A. Dunn of Gloucester, Leanne D. Lane and Stephanie M. Lane both of Essex, Michael K. Merchant III, Melissa A. Merchant, and Mathew J. Merchant all of Seabrook; three great-nieces, Kaitlyn, Lauryn and Madelyn Merchant; aunts Helen and Mary Dunn of West Newbury and Doris Miller of Middleton and uncles James Dunn and wife Winifred of N. Andover and Thomas Remsen of Wenham.

His funeral service will be held Wednesday July 21 at 6 pm in the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, 6 High Street, Ipswich, preceded by  a visitation from 4 to 6 pm. Family and friends are respectfully welcomed. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in his name may be made to the American Heart Association, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701.

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