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Germaine Dunn

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Germaine Dunn 1916-2008 WILLIAMSTOWN Germaine F. Dunn, formerly of Williamstown, and Des Moines, Iowa, passed away on Thursday, August 21, at Crescent Manor Care Home where she had resided for 5 years while suffering from Alzheimer's disease. Before the disease took hold, she was well known for her quick wit and sometimes sharp tongued humor. Born Isabelle Florence Germaine Dallaire on March 11, 1916 in Adams, to Joseph and Corinne Margaret Dallaire, she attended Notre Dame Catholic Schools in Adams. She married Joseph William Dunn in December 1935 and they moved to Williamstown in 1948. She was a longtime employee of Rumgay's Farm in North Adams, where she was a cook and housekeeper, and after that, she worked as a nanny and cook for various residents of Williamstown. Germaine is survived by a sister, Aline Graeber of Fla.; three daughters, Corrine Johnson and her husband, Charles, of Stephentown, N.Y., Carolynne Porter, of Colechester, Vt., and Deborah Grant and her husband, Owen, of Pownal, VT., a daughter-in-law, Joanne Dunn, of Des Moines, Iowa., 16 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. She was pre-deceased by her husband, Joseph W. Dunn Sr.; a brother, Reginald Dallaire; a sister, Cecile Tapley; two sons, Joseph W. Dunn Jr., and Thomas F. Dunn; and one grandchild. FUNERAL NOTICE: There will be no calling hours. A committal service will be held on Tuesday, August 26, at 11 a.m. at Southlawn Cemetery, in South Williamstown. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Crescent Manor activities fund in care of the Funeral Home. FLYNN & DAGNOLI-MONTAGNA HOME FOR FUNERALS CENTRAL CHAPELS 74 Marshall St. North Adams, MA 01247 is in charge of the arrangements.
Published in Bennington Banner on Aug. 25, 2008
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