M. Denise Dunn of Chelmsford

1936 - 2020


February 4, 2020
4 to 8pm
Dolan Funeral Home


February 5, 2020
9:00 am
St. John the Evangelist Church, 115 Middlesex St. N. Chelmsford

Mary Denise (O’Brien) Dunn, 83, of Chelmsford died Sunday morning, February 2, 2020 at Sunny Acres Nursing Home in Chelmsford.

She was married to the late William F. Dunn, who died on January 14, 2016.

Born in Brookline, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (McGillicuddy) O’Brien. She graduated from Mount Alvernia Academy in Chestnut Hill. Denise earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from Boston College in 1958 and a Masters of Education in Reading and Language from UMASS Lowell in 1981.

Denise retired from the Chelmsford Public Schools; where she was a reading teacher at the McCarthy Middle School for twenty-two years.

She was a communicant of St. John the Evangelist Church in Chelmsford.

She is survived by her daughter, Denise Dunn of Chelmsford and many nieces and nephews.

Denise’s family would like to thank the staff at Sunny Acres Nursing Home for the love, support and care they provided her.




DUNN, Mary Denise Dunn of Chelmsford died Feb. 2, 2020. Visiting hours Tues. Feb. 4th from 4 to 8 P.M. Funeral Wed. at 8am from the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME, 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD, with a funeral Mass at 9am at St. John the Evangelist Church in N. Chelmsford. Burial in St. Joseph Cemetery, Chelmsford. Memorials may be made in her name to the Alzheimer’s Assoc., 309 Waverley Oaks Rd., Waltham, MA 02452 or the Salvation Army 150 Appleton St., Lowell, MA 01852. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041. Guestbook at www.dolanfuneralhome.com


4 Condolences for M. Denise Dunn of Chelmsford

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    Mary Brownlie


    Denise, we are very sorry for your loss. Your parents adored you. Their faces would light up whenever they spoke of you. You were indeed their pride and joy. Mary Brownlie and family.

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      D Dunn


      Thank you for the kind words Mrs. Brownlie. I am comforted knowing she is with her beloved husband and I now have two guardian angels watching over me. I hope you are well and staying safe.

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    Felicia Ryan


    D – so sorry for your loss. With much love, Felicia

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      D Dunn


      Felicia, thank you for the note. Hope you are well.

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