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John F. Dunne

1940 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
John F. Dunne Obituary
John F. Dunne

Born: March 28, 1940; in Boston, MA

Died: Aug. 4, 2014; in McHenry, IL

John F. Dunne, age 74, of McHenry, died Monday, August 4, 2014, at Centegra Hospital - McHenry. Born March 28, 1940 in Boston Massachusetts. The son of John and Marion (Henderson) Dunne. On June 13, 1964 he married Elaine Eck, at St Boniface, Williamsport Pennsylvania.

John F. Dunne, Bostonian at heart, always rooting for his Red Sox. He started his family life in Pennsylvania, and moved to Illinois in 1979. He was a mechanical engineer in the early part of his career, and in the later years he was a code and zone inspector for the city of McHenry.

John was a member of the Lions Club for 32 years and served as its president for multiple terms. His true passion was fishing and telling tall tales. He also enjoyed reading and watching westerns. In retirement, he enjoyed road trips with his wife. Above all, his family was his most cherished possessions. He just celebrated his 50th Wedding anniversary with the best friend and love of his life.

John is survived by his wife, Elaine; children, Michelle (Mark) Kalemba, Patrick Dunne, Jennifer (Chris) Martin and Sharon (Scott) Hess; 7 grandchildren, Jeremy Dunne, Hunter and Hannah Martin, Meghan Kalemba, Garrett Dunne, Jessica and Justin Hess; his brothers and sisters, Louise (Tom) Waldman, Ralph (Purdy) Dunne, Robert (Diane) Dunne, Linda Giza, Joanne (Steve) Smith and William Dunne.

He was preceded in death his by parents; and John and Marion Dunne.

Visitation will be on Friday, August 8, 2014, at St. Mary Catholic Church, 1401 N. Richmond Rd., McHenry, from 9:30 AM to the time of service at 11:00 AM. Interment in Church Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in John's name may be made to his favorite charity: St. Jude Children Hospital, PO Box 1000 Dept. 142, Memphis, TN.

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Published in the Northwest Herald on Aug. 6, 2014
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