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Obituary for Mrs. Marie E. Dunn

June 21, 2021
Meadowbrook, Pennsylvania


Marie E. Dunn, age 97, of Huntingdon Valley, PA. passed away peacefully on June 21, 2021. She was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; 1923, and was daughter of the late Michael and Elizabeth Hogan. She and her 4 brothers were raised in the Swampoodle neighborhood of North Philadelphia. Growing up through the great depression, she learned the value of having a close family, neighbors who watched out for one another, and a strong belief in her Catholic faith. Marie graduated in 1941 from the John W. Hallahan Catholic Girls High School. During World War II she worked for the draft board, and enjoyed going to the USO dances. Marie married her husband Patrick, also of Swampoodle in 1947. They bought a home in the Olney section of Philadelphia, and raised their 6 children there. When her children were grown, Marie entered the workplace again, first working for Sears Roebuck & Co. On Roosevelt Boulevard. After that she worked for a few years as a Ward Clerk at the ICU unit at Holy Redeemer Hospital.

Marie was an accomplished Housewife and Mother. She was a long-time member of the Incarnation Church in Olney while raising her family. She continued her involvement with St. Albert the Great parish after moving in 1992 to Gloria Dei Towers in Huntingdon Valley. While living there, she was able to share her love of dancing by joining a club that performed dance routines at local assisted living communities and nursing homes. Marie was also able to utilize her sewing skills to make some of the costumes they wore. She enjoyed driving and would take car trips anywhere. Marie would take trips to upstate Pennsylvania to visit her children who lived there. She loved being with her family and especially sharing time with her 13 grandchildren, and nieces and nephews, she loved hearing about their lives and adventures. And they, in turn, loved hearing about her life and experiences as a child and young woman.

Marie was the devoted wife of the late Patrick J., married over 50 years. She was the beloved mother of Patrick (wife Miriam), Daniel (wife Debbie), Karen Dunne, Gerald (wife Helene), Kevin (wife Ruth), Nancy DiPaolo (husband Rocco). She will be sadly missed by her grandchildren; Patrick, Daniel, Nancy, Lauren, Colleen, Gerald, Timothy, Kerri, Jessica, Caitlyn, Kelly, Shannon, Jason, Great Grandchildren; Natalie, Owen, Patrick, Aria, Nicholas, Alexa, Aidan, by her brother Edward, many nieces and nephews, and by all who knew her. Marie was preceded in death by her brothers; Thomas, Jim, and Jack.

Relatives and Friends are invited to Marie's Life Celebration on Friday; June 25, 2021; from 10 to 11am, at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church; 611 Knowles Rd. Southampton, PA 18966 followed by her funeral mass at 11am. Her Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Marie's name to St. Joseph Manor 1616 Huntingdon Pike Meadowbrook, PA 19046
Family service by John F. Givnish of Academy Road. To share your fondest memories of Marie, please visit 1-877-GIVNISH

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