Mary Dunn
1931 - 2021
Mary Dunn
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.
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To the most humorous, quick-witted grandmother I ever met, RIP. You will forever be missed. With love, Prisilla.
August 5, 2021
Mary was a truly good person. Always willing to help others. One evening there was a woman not sick enough to be admitted but not well enough to be home alone. The minister of the church said he could get some one the next day but not for the night. I called Mary at home and she went to the woman´s house to stay with her during the night. Mary is an angel on earth and now will be among the other angels in heaven. My thoughts and prayers to her family and friends. They lost a beautiful person.
Joanne Levesque
July 29, 2021
So sorry for your loss. I worked with Mary for twenty years at CHH on 3south then 7 when we all moved upstairs. She was constantly checking with me to see how I felt and would say novenas for my good health. She was a VERY caring person and was always checking on the wellbeing of everyone she knew or that her friends were concerned about. We all affectionately named her "Mother Mary". She is surely resting in peace.
Reg Calling
July 29, 2021
My deepest sympathy to your family. Mary was one of the last ones left of that special generation. I am going to miss her stories of when she was young and frequented my grandparents grocery store back in the day. May she Rest In Peace.
Claudia (shaw) bossarelli
July 27, 2021
Mary was such a wonderful, generous person who would be there whenever you needed help. She was a very dear friend to my late mother, Jean, and my mother treasured their friendship. Mary and I kept in touch after she moved and I will so miss those calls. My sincere sympathy goes out to her family, as I know your loss is immense, but I hope that wonderful memories help you get through this difficult time.
Lynn Bossarelli Kidd
July 27, 2021
To all of Mary's family and friends I send my heartfelt condolences. I had the pleasure of meeting Mary 17 years ago. We knew a lot of the same people and remembered a lot of the history of the area. It was as if we had known each other forever. She was just that way, so easy to talk to and connect with. I will miss her and cherish her memory always. It was my privilege having known her.
Deb Loomis
July 27, 2021
Sincerest sympathies to the entire family. Mary was the hardest worker, had a kind heart and would do anything for you. My mom loved her dearly. They are joined once again.
Nancy (Bossarelli) Meyer
July 27, 2021
Dear Family I send my sympathies to you. I worked in Mary for many years. She was always so kind gentle and a very special person My prayers are with you
Linda Gomme
July 26, 2021
Most Sincere Condolences to the entire Family. Sending (((hugs Theresa))) RIP Mrs Dunn
Joyce Lesieur (Cuozzo)
July 26, 2021
I went to school with Catherine & Elizabeth. I remember Mrs Dunn very well . She was always very kind and upbeat. I´m sorry for your loss . What a wonderful family she has!
Delene Cerruto Weingart
July 26, 2021
So sorry for your loss. I worked with Mary at Adam´s house. She was such a wonderful Caring person. She was also such a hard worker. She had a heart of gold. The world will not be the same without her. RIP Mary
Annette Jacquemin
July 26, 2021
So sorry to hear of Mary's passing. I also worked at CHH and we would talk quite often. She was a wonderful person. May she RIP.
Yvonne Andersen
July 25, 2021
So sorry to hear of Mary´s passing. I worked with her for many years at the hospital and shared many of great laughs. Condolences to all the family
Judith Severi
July 25, 2021
I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with Mary at CHH. I remember her fondly. She was a wonderful person. Quiet a character.
Karen Kiely
July 25, 2021
I love you grandma and a piece of me is lost without you
Your granddaughter Tasha
July 25, 2021
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