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Catherine E. "Sissy" (Meehan) Dunn
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  • One Hundred Club of Boston
    17 Gloucester St.
    Boston, MA 02155

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“To the Dunn FamilyI am so very sorry for your loss. I remember your mom very fondly. She was always so nice to me. You are in my thoughts & prayers...Read More »
1 of 14 | Posted by: Esther DiOrio - Pepperell, MA

“My sincere sympathies to the entire Meehanfamily for your loss.Jim Thirkell ”
2 of 14 | Posted by: Jim Thirkell - Hampton Beach, NH

“To the Family of "Sis" DunnPauline and Mary Shea send their love and,prayers and sympathies ~ both will miss her very much. 173A Pleasant Street...Read More »
3 of 14 | Posted by: Pauline Shea - Melrose, MA

“So sorry to hear of Sissy's passing. Back in the 50's and 60's I used to babysit her darling daughters. Loved watching the slide show and seeing...Read More »
4 of 14 | Posted by: Ella (Lockhart) Flint

“Cathy, Patti and Shelia so sorry for the loss of your mom. Whenever I saw her we always had a few laughs. She was a dear lady. Our condolences to you...Read More »
5 of 14 | Posted by: A friend

“Dear Cathy, Patty and Sheila, my heart is so heavy. I absolutely adored Sis and will always remember all the laughs we shared on Conrad Road. I hope...Read More »
6 of 14 | Posted by: Robert Meehan - Gloucester, MA

“Dear Sheila and Chris,So sorry to hear of the passing of your mother"Sissy" Sheila. We send our prayers and sympathy to you Sheila, Chris and all of...Read More »
7 of 14 | Posted by: Kevin and Joanne Perry - MA

“I am so sorry to hear of your Mother's passing. She was a lovely woman and was so very proud of each of you. I offer you my most sincere sympathy...Read More »
8 of 14 | Posted by: sheila tighe - Melrose, MA

“Friend, oh how we will miss you. To your girls, may God Bless You in this is great loss. We will miss you forever my very dear Friend!Marty ”
9 of 14 | Posted by: Marty Bankston - Plano, TX

“Fond memories of Sissy and family from my youth. So sorry for your loss.Jackie ”
10 of 14 | Posted by: Jack Rahilly - Lynn, MA - Friend

“We're so sorry for your loss.Your mom was a wonderful person. ”
11 of 14 | Posted by: Jim and Diane Cosrello - FL

“Cathy & famiy,I am so very sorry to hear of your moms passing. God Bless her . May she rest peacefully.xoxoxo ”
12 of 14 | Posted by: Judie Waitt - wakefield, MA

“A Mother's Love lives on forever, as do the memories.God Bless Sissy, and the beautiful, loving family she will be watching over.All my love, and...Read More »
13 of 14 | Posted by: Donna MacDonald - Wakefield, MA

“The Gately Family and Staff wish to express our sincere sympathy to you. It is our hope that we may be able to make a difficult time more bearable....Read More »
14 of 14 | Posted by: John W. Gately, John H. Gately & Fred Sprague - MA


Catherine E. "Sissy" (Meehan) Dunn, lifelong resident of Melrose, passed away on April 13, 2017 at the age of 84. She was born on July 3, 1932 to Warren & Catherine (Doherty) Meehan. Sissy was raised in Melrose and graduated from St. Mary's High School. In 1953 she married the love of her life, Robert L. Dunn, and spent 26 years happily married. Mrs. Dunn raised her children in Melrose and was always a devoted mother. She loved to travel and over the years made trips to Ireland, Italy, France, and Switzerland. Sissy was also an avid reader, enjoyed baking and loved playing Keno and scratch tickets in her spare time. But one thing always came before everything else, her family. She loved being surrounded by family no matter what the occasion was. Sissy was particularly proud of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was the beloved wife of the late Robert L. Dunn. Loving mother of Cathleen A. Dunn of Melrose, Patricia M. Trudeau & her husband William of Melrose, and Sheila J. McNeil & her husband Christopher of Middleton. Proud grandmother of Katie McNaught & her husband Jeff & Kassie Merrill & her husband Jason. Cherished great-grandmother of Beau, Riley, Max, Graham, & Emerson. Caring sister of Joseph Meehan of ME, MaryLou Christopher of Medford, Maureen Curdo & her husband Stephen of NH, James Meehan & his wife Patricia of Melrose, and the late AnnMarie Barbaro, Sheila Palmitesta, David Meehan, & Joan Harrington. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, relatives, & friends. Visiting Hours will be held at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 w. Foster St., on Tuesday April 25, 2017 from 4-7 PM. Funeral from the Gately Funeral Home on Wednesday April 26th at 9 AM, followed by a 10 AM Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary's Church, 9 Herbert St., Melrose. Interment in Wyoming Cemetery, Melrose. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the One Hundred Club, 17 Gloucester St., Boston, MA 02155.

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