Edward F. Dunne, Sr.

May 20, 2002

U.S. Veteran

US Marine Corps

World War II Veteran

Dunne – of Everett, formerly of Woburn and Somerville, May 20th, Edward F. Sr., beloved husband of Marjorie A. (Pickett) Dunne. Devoted father of Margaret Bears, John Salemme, and Daniel, Joseph, and Michael Dunne, all of Woburn, Edward F. Jr. of Medford, and Susanne Foley of Exeter, NH. Brother of Agnes Newhall of Winchester, Charles Dunne of Sudbury, and the late Joseph, John, and William Dunne and Mary Bolger. Also survived by 17 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main St., Woburn, on Friday, May 24th, at 9:15 a.m. Funeral mass in St. Barbara’s Church, 138 Cambridge St., Woburn, at 10. Calling hours Thursday 4-8 p.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in Ed’s memory to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, 295 Devonshire St., Boston, MA 02110, or to Hospice Care, Inc., 41 Montvale Ave., Stoneham, MA 02180. Late member Teamsters Union Local 25, Late Marine Corps veteran, WW II.

OBITUARY:

Edward F. Dunne, Sr., a former resident of Woburn and Somerville, passed away at Courtyard Nursing Center in Medford Monday evening, May 20th, following a long illness. He was the husband of Marjorie A. (Pickett) Dunne, with whom he was to have celebrated his 40th wedding anniversary later this week.

Born in Boston seventy-five years ago, he was the son of the late Thomas J. and Anna (Kane) Dunne. He attended schools in Charlestown and Somerville, and enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II. He served in the Pacific Theater of Operations, participating in action against the enemy on Okinawa. A gifted athlete in his younger days, he was a Golden Gloves boxing champion in the Marine Corps.

For many years, Mr. Dunne resided with his family in Somerville. He then moved to Kingston, NH, where he lived for ten years. Later he lived in Woburn and Methuen before taking up residence in Everett a short time ago.

A member of Teamsters Union Local #25, he worked as a truck driver for Beacon Fast Freight of Avon for a number of years, retiring in 1984. In earlier years he was a supervisor for the Somerville Housing Authority.

He was a life member of the American Legion Post 388 in Somerville.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Joseph, John, and William Dunne, and a sister, Mary Bolger.

Surviving in addition to his wife Marjorie are two daughters, Margaret Bears of Woburn, Susanne Foley of Exeter, NH; five sons, John Salemme of Woburn, Edward F. Dunne, Jr. of Medford, and Daniel, Joseph, and Michael Dunne, all of Woburn;

A sister, Agnes Newhall of Winchester, and a brother, Charles Dunne of Sudbury.

He is also survived by seventeen grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Friday, May 24th, at 9:15 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in St. Barbara’s Church, 138 Cambridge Road, Woburn, at 10. Interment will follow in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn.

Calling hours at the funeral home will be on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m.

Donaions may be made in Ed’s memory to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, 295 Devonshire St., Boston, MA 02110, or to Hospice Care, Inc., 41 Montvale Ave., Stoneham, MA 02180.

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