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 Mary <I>Hamil</I> Dunn

Mary Hamil Dunn

Troy, Rensselaer County, New York, USA
Death 20 Feb 2011 (aged 87)
New Harmony, Posey County, Indiana, USA
Burial Craftsbury, Orleans County, Vermont, USA
Memorial ID 66114430 · View Source
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d/o John and Elizabeth (O'Keefe) Hamil
wife of George Bernard Dunn

NEW HARMONY, Ind./ CRAFTSBURY COMMON - Mary Alice (Hamil) Dunn, 87, passed away Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011 at the home of her daughter and son-in-law in New Harmony.

She was born in Troy, N.Y. on Oct. 20, 1923, the oldest of two children to John and Elizabeth (O'Keefe) Hamil.

She was an Irish descendent of Mary Queen of Scots. She married George Bernard Dunn, Jr. in 1944 in Schenectady, N.Y.

They had three children, one daughter and two sons. Mary was blessed with seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Mary had worked as a dental hygienist. She was quite a seamstress and had made several wedding gowns, one for her daughter and several for friends. She also enjoyed knitting and crocheting and had made over 100 afghans, most of which were given away. She was an avid collector of Hummel Figurines, dishes and spoons. At Christmas time, Mary would make 1000 dozen cookies to be enjoyed by family and friends. She traveled to Switzerland and England. She had lived in New York, Lynn, Mass., Ft. Wayne, Ind., Royal Palm Beach, Fla. and recently in Mt. Vernon and Evansville. She had numerous friends in each place she had lived.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 48 years, George; and her brother, James Hamil.

She is survived by her daughter, Margaret (Peg) Redwine and her husband, James; sons, James Dunn and his wife, Kathleen, and Gerald Dunn; grandchildren, Heather Ricketts and her husband, Tony, Nichole Faulkner and her husband, Doug, James Ramsey, Eric Miller, Sarah Sidler and her husband, Adam, Hannah Dunn, Lt. Col. James Redwine and his wife, Gina; great-grandchildren, Alec and Adrian Ricketts, Kerstin Sutton, Paxton and Jonathan Faulkner, Bodie and Clea Miller, Cali and Aiden Sidler, Nick and Elyse Redwine; sisters-in-law, Ann Hamil and Ellen (Albert) Beaudoin; and nephew, Bob (Rachel) Brown.

A funeral service will be held Monday, Feb. 28 at 11 a.m. at the United Church of Craftsbury in Craftsbury Common, where a time of visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of service.

Spring interment will be in the Craftsbury Common Cemetery.

Local arrangements are by the Malcolm R. Davis Funeral Home in Craftsbury Common.

Published in The Burlington Free Press on February 25, 2011

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  • Created by: Barb Destromp
  • Added: 25 Feb 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 66114430
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Mary Hamil Dunn (20 Oct 1923–20 Feb 2011), Find A Grave Memorial no. 66114430, citing Craftsbury Common Cemetery, Craftsbury, Orleans County, Vermont, USA ; Maintained by Barb Destromp (contributor 46785064) .