Daphne Dunn

Daphne Herrick Dunn of Hopkinton, MA died peacefully at home on May 3, 2012, following a courageous battle with cancer. She was born July 8, 1953 to the late Thomas and Dorothy Herrick of Duxbury, MA. Daphne graduated from Duxbury High School in 1972. She attended Bradford College and graduated with honors with a degree in Liberal Arts and attended the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and studied Early Childhood Education. Daphne was married to Richard Dunn in 1978 and they lived in Westboro, MA, Northboro, MA, Lexington, KY and finally settled in Hopkinton, MA for the past 18 years. She worked for Stryco Electronics, Honeywell and Digital Equipment Corporation in a variety of manufacturing quality positions and followed this by a career as a stay at home mom to raise daughter Kelley. Daphne had a great love of life, enjoyed her friends and family and was a devoted aunt to her many nieces and nephews. She vacationed in Florida, Aruba, Barbados, Bahamas, Hawaii and Ireland, but most of all treasured her family cottage at Saquish Beach. She was noted for her passion for her pets, cooking and was a dedicated Red Sox fan. She was active in the Humane Society. She is survived by her husband, Richard and daughter Kelley Dunn; her sisters Elizabeth Merry, Debbie Herrick, Gwenn Caldwell, Penelope Herrick and brother Thomas Herrick III. A memorial service will be held on 11AM, Saturday June 2 at the First Parish Church, 842 Tremont St, Duxbury, MA. In lieu of flowers, donations are welcome to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Jimmy Fund.


Published in The Hopkinton Crier from May 22 to May 29, 2012