Mary Dunne

Obituary of Mary Catherine Dunne

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Mary Dunne died peacefully with family by her side on March 23, 2023 at the age of 93. She was born Mary Catherine (“Kitty”) Shaul on December 29, 1929 to Raymond Cary Shaul and Martha Victoria Shaul, in Chicago IL. The young family soon moved to Lakeport CA, where Mary and her two younger siblings, Frank and Martha Jane, lived until the family moved to San Francisco when Mary was 12. Mary met Robert (Bob) Dunne on a blind date, and the two were married when she was 18 and he 20. Bob and Mary raised four children in San Francisco, and lived a full and happy life together that lasted nearly 60 years until Bob’s passing. The family enjoyed many camping and boating adventures together, and a summer home in Lakeport. Mary spent many years sailing the seas of Europe and San Francisco Bay with Bob, exploring foreign countries, and traveling around the US with their trailer and beloved dog, Daisy. Mary was kind and funny, and a truly caring and supportive mother and grandmother, who loved and was loved by all. She is survived by her children Cary (Darlene) Dunne, Dennis Dunne, Catherine (“Cat”) Dunne, Linda (Steve) Cresci, and Nora Murphy Dunne (mother of two grandchildren), along with 9 grandchildren, 6+ great grandchildren, her brother, Frank, and sister-in-law Dolly Johnson. Mary was predeceased by her husband Bob and younger sister Martha Jane. At her request, Mary’s and Bob’s ashes will be dispersed together into the ocean they loved, and her family will celebrate her life together during summer.