John Ayres Dunn of Westford, MA

1964 - 2022

No Vistitation Date Scheduled


January 21, 2023
12:00-3:00 P.M.
First Parish Church United (on the Common), 48 Main Street, Westford, MA.

John Ayres Dunn, 58, of Westford, MA, formerly of Providence, RI, died peacefully on November 20, 2022, after a long illness. Born in Providence, RI, he was the son of the late Richard A. Dunn and Anne (Tremontozzi) Dunn.

John made countless lasting friendships throughout his life, many of whom were from high school and college.  John loved the silly and absurd, and his sense of humor constantly amused his friends.  He graduated from Moses Brown School in Providence, RI in 1982.  He later graduated from the University of Vermont (UVM) with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science.  While at UVM, John was a member of the Delta Psi Fraternity, and after graduation he was instrumental in founding the annual Delta Psi reunion, “Trip to Nowhere,” now in its 34th year.

John worked for Dun & Bradstreet in Providence. Later, he worked as an account executive for Aerotek in the San Jose and Atlanta offices and helped to open offices in London, England and Edinburgh, Scotland.  John also worked for Andersen Consulting in Dusseldorf, Germany.

In his youth, John enjoyed playing baseball and swimming. A lifelong sports fan, he had a passion for the Boston Red Sox and the Baltimore Ravens.

Throughout his illness, John showed a remarkable ability to maintain a positive attitude in the face of a progressive disease.  John’s family is grateful to his home health aides Maureen and Goldie Kurapa, and Jessica Dias for caring for him with dignity, respect, friendship, and laughter.

John is survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Joanna and Richard Pagliaro of Westford, MA; his uncle, Harry King of Buffalo, NY; his cousins, Wendy King of Buffalo, NY, David King of Los Angeles, CA, as well as other cousins.

Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend a Celebration of Life to be held on Saturday, January 21, 2023, from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm at First Parish Church United (on the Common), 48 Main Street, Westford, MA.

To honor John’s life, donations may be made at, in support of the Multiple Sclerosis Society. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041. Guestbook at

4 Condolences for John Ayres Dunn of Westford, MA

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    david Galfetti


    John is a great guy, i had many many awesome memories, adventures and travels with him over the years saw him recently! He was ready to go home to the Lord, now he’s home, out of pain and suffering, fully Restored,
    dancing around Up there with a big guy!!

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    Paul Arnaud


    Way to go, ‘Fetti.
    John is the Ultimate Warrior and the Ultimate Friend.
    He is Loved Forever…

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    Steve Vincent


    Peace to you John!
    Thanks for letting us take you dinner and TTN; lots of laughs. Your big, friendly, happy spirit would always outshine everyone’s expectations. Thanks for teaching us all about cherishing the present moment and never complaining despite the most challenging circumstances. You inspired us all! As Paul said, you were the ultimate warrior. We’ll soon raise a glass in your honor with hands and hearts united! #1 – All sacs stick together. See you on the other side, much love my Brother,

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    Jeannie LaFreniere


    J & R,

    You know your dear brother has been welcomed with open arms and lots of love. RIP John, John.

    Cuz Jeannie

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