John R. Dunn, III
R. Dunn, III of Essex passed away peacefully at the Tufts Medical
Center, Boston on Thursday, January 3, 2013 after a long struggle
with congestive heart failure.
on April 3, 1953, he was the son of Frances A. (Remsen) of Essex and
the late John R. Dunn, Jr. John was a lifelong resident of Essex,
graduating from Gloucester High School in 1971. Following high
school he attended ITT Technical Institute. In his earlier years he
enjoyed vegetable farming with his family who operated the Dunn Farm
Stand in Essex. He later became a Class 1 truck driver and was
employed for many years by Bentley Warren Trucking, Inc., M.F.
Roberts Construction and Newbury Trucking Company. In his retirement
years while his health allowed, he still remained active running a
landscape service locally and delivering parts for NAPA of
addition to his mother Frances he is survived by a sister, Debra
Lane, wife of Howard, a brother David Dunn, husband of Bonnie
(Rutherford) all of Essex and a sister, Diana Merchant of Rochester,
NH, nephews David Dunn, Jr. of Haverhill, Daniel Dunn of Gloucester
and Michael Merchant, III of Seabrook, NH and Mathew Merchant of
Rochester, NH; nieces Leanne Lane and Stephanie Lane both of Essex
and Melissa Merchant of Rochester, NH; aunts Doris Miller of
Middleton and Mary Dunn of W. Newbury; uncles James Dunn of Andover
and Thomas Remsen of Wenham, and two close friends Albert Mazzetta
of Essex and Darrell Knudson of Hamilton.
will be remembered as someone who quietly enjoyed life and never had
an unkind word to say. He truly was a wonderful son, brother, uncle
and friend and will be sadly missed by his family and friends.
funeral service will be held Sunday, January 6, 2013 at 7 pm,
following visiting hours from 4 to 7 pm in the Whittier-Porter
Funeral Home, 6 High Street, Ipswich.
lieu of flowers memorial contributions in his name may be made to
the American Heart Association, 20 Speen Street, Framingham, MA