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Ruth Marie Dunn

June 20, 1939 - October 04, 2022


Obituary For Ruth Marie Dunn

Ruth Marie (Donahue) Dunn, 83, of Peabody and formerly of Hamilton, died unexpectedly on Tuesday at the Hunt Nursing Home. She was the devoted wife of Edward Dunn with whom she shared over 62 years of marriage.

Born in Peabody, she was the daughter of the late Edward T. and Alice (Hayes) Donahue. She was raised in Peabody and was a graduate of St. John’s High School, Class of 1956. She continued her education at Merrimack College and received her bachelor’s degree in education in 1960.

Ruth taught elementary school in the Peabody School System for several years before leaving to raise her family in Hamilton. She enjoyed spending time with her family and summers at the Manchester Bath & Tennis Club.

Besides her loving husband, she is survived by her three sons and daughters-in-law, Edward and Catherine Dunn of Beverly, Kevin Dunn of Beverly and John and Camille Dunn of Lynnfield, her two sisters, Ellen Prochilo of Beverly and Noreen Donahue of Harwich and is also survived by her five grandchildren, great grandson, and a niece.

Visiting hours will be held on Friday from 11:30 AM until 1:30 PM followed by her Funeral Service at 1:30 PM at the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn St, Peabody to which relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Salem.

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  • 10/07/2022

    I was glad to be able to participate in Ruth's services this afternoon. While driving home I reflected on my very short relationship with "Aunt Ruthie". I remember how I admired her as a child. She was so gentle, kind and loving and that had a huge impact on me. I hope her gentle spirit is passed on into the universe, because God knows that we all need it. Meredith Reardon (AKA Pootie) Becky Dunn Atkins' daughter Niece of Ed Dunn


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    Gathered With Love Flower Arrangement was sent for Ruth Marie Dunn - October 06, 2022

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