Molly K. Dunne
FUNERAL HOME
Doherty Funeral Homes, Inc. - Pike Creek
3200 Limestone Road
Wilmington, DE
Molly K. Dunne

Molly K. Dunne, age 7, of Wilmington, DE passed away on May 17, 2012, at home surrounded by her family and friends after a long battle against Pulmonary Hypertension. On September 20, 2010, she collapsed on her first day of kindergarten. Molly was the 2nd child in the U.S. to be placed on an artificial lung called the Novalung at the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh.

Molly attended the Comprehensive Out-Patient Rehabilitation Program (CORP) at the Nemours A.I. duPont Hospital for Children and was receiving home bound instruction through the Red Clay Consolidated School District. Molly was a huge fan of Miley Cyrus, Hello Kitty, Angry Birds, Build a Bear and in her leisure time she was an avid shopper.

Molly will be dearly missed by her parents, Kevin J. and Kristen L. (Porstman) Dunne as well as her older brother, Ryan and twin sister, Kaitlyn; maternal grandmother, Courtney T. Porstman; maternal grandfather, Robert Porstman; paternal grandfather, John Dunne; aunt Hilary Porstman and fiancé Louis Bennett; aunt, Maureen (Jim Shields); aunt, Kathleen McGurk (Christopher McGurk); aunt, Anne Marie Dunne; uncle, Michael Dunne, aunt, Regina Lutjen (Stephen Lutjen) and many great aunts, uncles and cousins. Molly was predeceased by her paternal grandmother, Mary A. Dunne.

The family wishes to express their heartfelt appreciation to the Cardiac Center at the Nemours A.I. duPont Hospital for Children, the CICU of the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, CORP at Nemours A.I. duPont Hospital for Children, Bayada Home Health Services and Vitas Hospice. In addition, a special thanks to all of the wonderful people who "Believed" in Molly.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, May 22 at 12:30 pm at St. John the Beloved Church, 907 Milltown Road, Wilmington, DE. Family and friends are invited to a visitation on Monday, May 21 from 4-7 pm at St. John the Beloved Church. Burial will follow Mass in the All Saints Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Miracles for Molly Dunne Fund, P.O. Box 5109, Wilmington, DE 19808.

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Published by The News Journal on May 20, 2012.
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Mols- Years later as I come back to see your obituary and final resting words. I miss you and remember the pain and heartache your passing brought. All aside I will never forget the impact and legacy you left behind in your short years on this earth and thank you for everything you did! For those visiting nearly almost 9 years going on a decade later.. thank you for everything and the support you have given and continue even still to give. I know this is old but leaving an entry on here brings me great comfort. My sweet sister I will forever and always love you to the moon and back. Rest easy baby girl.
Kate Dunne (Molly´s Twin Sister)
Family
July 13, 2021
Mols- Years later as I often visit your obituary and live on in your memory, I will never forget the impact you left and the memories you gave. While I know this is old.. when you died I never got the chance to see this or leave a message. I will forever and always love you and miss you every single day. For those who visit here even years later, thank you for all the love and support for our girl and never forgetting hope. I for years have wanted to leave a message here but wasn´t sure if I should. Writing this message brings me comfort and gives me a sense of closure.. almost nearly a decade later. For now I Love you to the moon and back my sweet sister! I will never forget you and how you changed my life!
Kate Dunne
Family
July 13, 2021
Dear Kristen, Kevin, Ryan, Kate and Grandmom... sending you much love and prayers for healing. Molly was really special, and I will always remember that big smile and determination that got her so far...especially to the gift shop at duPont Hospital! Her bright light shines on.
Liz Hurley
May 27, 2012
what a prescious gift even though brief. our prayers for the family. she is at peace and the world is better for her short time in it.
kimberly h. oregon
k. huelter
May 23, 2012
Mr & Mrs Dunne, i am so sorry for your loss of your little girl, Molly. I do not know you personnally, but i am 47 & have been battling a lung disease that most people get in their 60's. i was very inspired by Molly's story. I am keeping the faith that something new will become available for people with lung issues. I am praying for your family. denise
denise
May 23, 2012
Katie smyth
May 23, 2012
R.I.P.YOU SHALL BE IN PEACE.WE ARE SO SORRY ABOUT HER PASSING AWAY.
Shelby Moore
May 22, 2012
FOREVER shall you rest in PEACE sweet Molly!
God Bless and Watch over your Family & Loved ones ALWAYS
hambrick
May 22, 2012
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of difficulty. Molly was a fighter and an inspiration. She will be missed tremendously. May God continue to bless you all and may your memories of Molly brighten your days. Rest in peace Princess Molly .
Carol Browne
May 22, 2012
Kevin, Kristen,Ryan and Kate, God's blessing upon you. While the next few days will be hard our Lord Jesus will be right there for you. Molly will never be forgotten! Her beautiful smile radiants most of my days. blessings Liz Polley
Liz Polley
May 21, 2012
Forever be at peace Molly...family and friends. May God comfort and bless you all in your time of sorrow. Heartfelt sympathies to you all.
Nicole Powell
May 21, 2012
How blessed I was to meet Molly when we saw her at Children's in Pittsburgh. Her valiant spirit can be a lesson for each of us.
Pat Muehlbauer
May 21, 2012
Molly was an inspiration to me her memory will live on in our hearts she always stayed consistent in what she wanted and what she didnt want.She will be terribly missed but not forgotten her memories will live in our hearts forever everytime i think of one it always makes me smile
christine fletcher
May 21, 2012
To Molly's Mom, Dad, Brother and Sister, Although your lives have been forever changed by God's decision to bring Molly home to Him, her spirit and the love she brought to your lives will forever be locked in your hearts. To Molly's Grandparents, I send a special prayer for all of you. Not only have you lost one of our most precious gifts, a loving granddaughter, but you must also find the strength to help your son and daughter as they try to find the right way to care for themselves and their other children. My own small challenge will be to try to help my granddaughter, one of Kate's classmates, to understand something that none of us really do.
Jeanette
May 21, 2012
Dunne Family, my deepest sympathy to you all at the passing of Molly. She is one of God's angels now. I attend St. Paul's Monastery in Pittsburgh and know Fr. Timothy for a long time. May God bless you all at this time and may your memories of Molly sustain you in these days ahead. Be assured of my continued prayers for the family.
Patty Elstner
May 21, 2012
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time. Molly was truly an inspiration. She is safe in the arms of Jesus and will forever be in your hearts. May God continue to hold you in the palm of his hand. Rest in Peace Princess Molly.
Charney Family
May 21, 2012
Becauses you chose to share Molly and her story with the world, Molly has had and impact in her 7 short years that many people cannot achieve in 50 years or more. She showed the world how to be stonge, believe that anyhting was possible, accept that we cannot always have what we what the most and to enjoy and cherish every day and everyone as a gift. She will always be a part of the world around us.
Dawn Gower
May 21, 2012
Dunne Family - Molly's story has touched all of our hearts. Our deepest condolences during this difficult time. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Heather & Ed Black (Brendan Black 1A)
May 21, 2012
My deepest condolences to your family for the loss of your beautiful daughter. May you find peace in all the memories that were shared.
Carol Flanagan
May 21, 2012
Molly will forever live in our hearts. She has touched all of our lives in a very special way.
Denise Vera
May 21, 2012
May you find peace in knowing the wonderful things that Molly has done in her too short life, and that her legacy will live on forever. We will never forget Molly. She WILL live on. Bless you Dunn family.
Julie Best
May 20, 2012
Much love to you all.
John Baum
May 20, 2012
Kristen, Kevin and family - I will continue to hold you all in my prayers. May God's love and peace surround you in the coming days. I still believe in Molly. :)
Beth Baldwin
May 20, 2012
I Just became aware of Mollys story , It has broke my heart . sending deepest sympathy to the family .
Today here in maryland we had a princess party , and we had Mollys picture there and Miss Hannah tol,d a brief sturo about molly Please check out pitures on facebook under Hannah brewer dell , teresa whetzel or conni roach
teresa whetzel
May 20, 2012
I have never cried so much for a family I had never met, and I cry for you. I know you will see Molly in heaven, but I know your loss is great, and I pray for your sorrow and pain.
kate hendrickson
May 20, 2012
I am deeply sorry for your loss. May God always be with you.
Carlos Torres
May 20, 2012
Molly has been an amazing inspiration to those who know her and even those who never got the chance to meet her. <3
Debra P.
May 20, 2012
Jimmy Cannon
May 20, 2012
I have followed Molly's story for quite some time, I have prayed for her and the family many times , I continue to pray for the family and I will for as long as I can. Rest in peace baby girl love and kisses
linda nees
May 20, 2012
I so sorry for your loss and my prayers are with you and your family. Molly will never be forgotten. RIP sweet MOLLY! You will never be forgotten.
Connie
May 20, 2012
"Molly was an inspiration to many of us. My son Daniel also suffers of this terrible disease and I can't even begin to imagine how it would be to lose him. My heart goes to Molly's family and to Molly...breath easy little angel"
Martha Gonzalez
May 20, 2012
No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. Our deepest condolences are with you as you grieve.
Hazelton Family
May 20, 2012
I have been following Moll's story sorry for your lose may she see you and be blessed and now that she was bleesed with a family like yours
May 20, 2012
I have followed Molly's story for a little while and I will forever remember her.
Molly Vanderpool Vanderpool
May 20, 2012
I am soo deeply sorry for your loss. Molly will be deeply missed. FLY HIGH ANGEL MOLLY FLY HIGH. R.I.P. MOLLY
Tammy Cox
May 20, 2012
"my family and I have been following Molly's store for a little bit. She will forever missed. She fought the hard battle and did not give up easy. Molly you and your family will always been in our hearts and prays". We all love you and miss you. Sweet princess.
Jessica McGinnis
May 20, 2012
So deeply sorry for your loss. Prayers to the family. God bless
Marie Nees ( Phoenix, AZ)
May 20, 2012
I have only been following Molly's story for a short time. What a huge impact this little girl had. What a great inspiration she was! I am deeply sorry for your loss and your family is in my prayers.
Tiffany Becker
May 20, 2012
Molly was a very courageous little girl. Whom will be missed and loved by so many. She fought a battle and our Awesome God took her home with him. How truly amazing. Shes got a new body and wings. Rest in peace precious angel. Prayers and thoughts to the Dunne family. <3
Tamara Doyle
May 20, 2012
You will be missed but you will forever live on in our hearts.
jesusa ramirez
May 20, 2012
I am very sorry for the passing of such a beautiful child. May GOD comfort your hearts and give you peace.
Jimmy Thomason
May 20, 2012
So deeply sorry for your loss. From following Molly's story for just a short time but still able to gain an understanding of her impact, this earth is a little dimmer without her but am sure Heaven shines brighter with her there. Our thoughts and prayers for you all in the days ahead. May God bless you with His love.
Bill and Nancy Givens
May 20, 2012
Molly has been an inspiration to me and so many people. My prayers are with your family.
Tammy Agi
May 20, 2012
Just recently came across Molly's story online. Very sorry for your loss. God Bless You during this very difficult time.
Avery Raja
May 20, 2012
Prayers to the family; God bless you all. May Molly rest in peace with our loving Father.
Connie Long
May 20, 2012
Although she had a short life, she brightened so many lives.
Ora and Leah Eve
(Manlius, NY)
Ora
May 20, 2012
I am so sorry for your loss...May God Bless you through all your days...I just had recently heard about Molly and had her in my Prayers as well as your Family...God Bless you Molly RIP
Jan Whetzel
May 20, 2012
free from pain and breathing easy little molly
Nikki Bennett
May 20, 2012
All my love and prayers to you and your family Kristen during this very difficult time.
Shanna Ruello
May 20, 2012
Rest in peace little angel
christine montgomery
May 20, 2012
I cried reading this today. Molly was and remains a miracle to me. She may not have received the miracle we hoped for, complete healing, but she received one that is often mistaken for loss.... an eternity in the arms of Jesus. Kristen, Kevin, Ryan and Kate you remain in my thoughts and in my prayers. May God continue to hold you in the palm of his hand at this very difficult time. Remember, right now, you are not walking alone, but rather, your friends and family stand beside you in your grief.
Dayna Fladhammer
May 20, 2012
My heartfelt condolences to Kristen, Kevin, Ryan and Kate and all the Portsman Dunne family. Molly was a shining light in this world and the story of her journey has inspired many. Molly makes us all feel like doing good in this world. I will miss all the posts and beautiful pictures and her smiling face!
Karen O'Donnell
May 20, 2012
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