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John T Dunn, 97, of Peabody, died early Saturday morning at the Rosewood Nursing Home in Peabody following a brief illness. He was the devoted husband of the late Margaret L. (Kruse) Dunn.
Born in Chelsea on December 18, 1919, he was the son of the late William F and Mary Catherine (Harvey) Dunn.
He was raised and educated in Chelsea and was a graduate of Chelsea High School, Class of 1938. He has lived in Peabody for the past 67 years.
After high school, John went to work at CC Camps during the depression, and after a few years enlisted with the United States Army Air Force during World War II and was honorably discharged in February of 1946.
Following his military service, John was employed with the Warren Pipe Company for over 20 years before moving to Peabody and was employed as a custodian for over 43 years at Peabody City Hall before retiring at the age of 82.
John was very active in the city of Peabody and was a member of the B.P.O.E. Elks Lodge 1409, was past-president of the AOH, a life member of the VFW Peabody Post 1011, and Peabody Council on Aging as well.
John was a good caring son, brother, husband, devoted father, grandfather, and great-grandfather who gave warmth, wisdom, and humor that earned him the respect of his family and friends, and was someone who helped make this world a better place to live. He will surely will be missed dearly.
John’s family would also like to give a special thanks to the Rosewood Nursing Home for giving John the last year of his life a special one and gratitude goes out as well to Hospice and Compassus Care. They are truly grateful.
John is survived by his two sons and daughters-in-law, William T. and Christine Dunn of Peabody, and Mark S. and Gina Dunn of Beverly; his daughters, Anna C. Dunn of Lynn and Nancy M. Dunn of Peabody. Loved by his siblings, Christine Dunn, Dot Wilson, June Antel. Brother-in-law of Neecy Dunn, Jeanie Dunn. He was the grandfather of Lorna and her husband, Robert Hunt of Peabody, William and his wife, Becky Dunn of Colorado, John and his wife, Diane Johnson of Haverhill, Amy Dunn of Florida, Taylor Dunn of Beverly, the late Glen Anderson and his wife, Kim Anderson of CA. His great-grandchildren, Shaly, Jenna, Haley, Joey, Jessica, Nova, Julia, and Dylan, and great-great-grandchild, Ryder, and is also survived by over 60 nieces and nephews, and his close friend, Edson Santos. He was predeceased by his siblings, William and his wife, Pat Dunn, Joe Dunn, Agnes and her husband, George Moreschi, May and husband, Arthur Keefe, Alice and her husband, Ernie Lombard, Helen and her husband, Jim McGee; his brothers-in-law, Neil Wilson and Dennis Antel; and his daughter, Rose M. Johnson.
Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. at the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn St., Peabody, followed by his Funeral Service at 12 p.m. at the funeral home to which relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Burial will be in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Lake Street, Peabody. For directions and online obituary, visit www.ccbfuneral.com.
Published on  June 26, 2017
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