Mary Catherine Bequillard Dunn passed away at home on July 19, 2021 at the age of 90.
Mary is survived by her seven children: daughter Marceline Ledbetter of Bennettsville, SC, daughter Catherine and Michael Watkins of Hermon, NY, daughter Elizabeth Dunn of Torrington, CT, son Richard Dunn of Torrington, CT, daughter Theresa and John King of Cheraw, SC, son Joseph and Tracey Dunn of Baldwinsville, NY, and son John and Melanie of Marion, SC. She also leaves behind over 30 grandchildren, over 30 great-grandchildren and a couple of great-great grandchildren from Connecticut, New York, Maine, South Carolina, North Carolina and Florida.
She was predeceased by her father Marcel Bequillard and mother Catherine Bequillard and her beloved husband Richard M. Dunn.
Mary was born on July 11, 1931 to Marcel and Catherine Bequillard. She went to a all girls Catholic school in Putnam, CT and there is where she met the love of her life Richard M. Dunn, who she married on November 10,1954 and had seven children. Mary, or Becky as she like to be called, worked as a certified nursing assistant doing private duty jobs, working at the Adams House nursing home and working at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital in the emergency room and med. surg, then psychiatric unit on the seventh floor for many years until she retired after 40 years.
Mary was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother to the very end. She enjoyed reading, watching John Wayne movies taking trips to Costco's with her late friend Jean and traveling up north to see her children in upstate New York. She was a lover of red roses, black raspberry ice cream from Peaches and Cream and having breakfast at Scarpelli's and drinking 7&7 Seagrams. She also was a good Catholic and would love to go to church on Sundays and visit the Shrine of Lourdes in Litchfield, CT. She was a people person and there wasn't a place in Torrington that she would go to that she didn't know at least one person. She was a little bit of a history buff.
She love to spend time with her family especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Mary was loved by many and will be missed by all she is now reunited with her husband, Stinky, as she called him.
Donations can be made in her name to the DAV
(Disabled American Veterans
) charity; she was a proud wife and mother of a Marine.
Published by Register Citizen on Jul. 24, 2021.