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Gerald R. Dunn

Born: Tue., Jun. 27, 1939
Died: Fri., Apr. 17, 2020


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Gerald R. Dunn, 80, of Blossvale, NY passed away April 17, 2020 at Colonial Park Nursing Home, Rome, NY after a brief illness. He was born June 27, 1939 in Winterville, ME, a son of Florence & Marie Michaud Dunn and was a 1957 graduate of Community High School, Fort Kent, ME. He then entered the U.S. Army, which led to a dedicated career of nearly 30 years, including four tours of duty served in Vietnam. On July 23, 1960, he married the former Jeanine Guilloteau in France.

     He had lived in the Fish Creek Landing area for many years. He worked at the Landing Campgrounds and was a custodian for the North Bay and later McConnellsville Elementary schools. He attended St. John’s Church, North Bay, St. Mary’s Church, Verona Beach and St. John’s Church, Camden, NY. Gerald loved to play cards, spend time with his great-grandkids and always had a place in his heart for his French family.

     Surviving are his wife, Jeanine, a son, Robert & Mary Jane Dunn, Oneida, NY, three daughters, Barbara & Fred Knapp, Camden, NY, Martha Colvin, Blossvale, NY and Jeanine Loomis, McConnellsville, NY, six grandchildren,  Ronald, Robert and Richard Loomis, Michael and Josh Knapp and Amanda Colvin, ten great grandchildren, Landon, Payton, Hudson Loomis, Brayden, Addison and Greyson Loomis, Jensen and Aspen Vanderwarker, Wyatt Loomis and Ryver Knapp, a brother, Roger Dunn, Blossvale, NY, three sisters, Frances & Art Good, Mississippi, Thelma Rice, Pennsylvania and Marion Bourgoin, Maine and several nieces & nephews. Besides his parents and two sisters, Cecile King and Jackie Boettger, he was predeceased by a son, Gerald ‘JJ’ Dunn, Sept 23, 1997.

     Due to covid-19 restrictions, funeral arrangements under the direction of LaRobardiere Funeral Home, Inc., Camden, NY will be private. Interment St. John’s Cemetery, Camden, NY. Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to the Vienna Volunteer Fire Department, 2875 State Route 49, Blossvale, NY 13308, in Gerald’s memory.  

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Don and Diane Baker
   Posted Sun April 19, 2020
We were so sorry to hear of Jerrys passing. We have so many memories of him and his family. Many great times at the Landing and Jerry was always the highlife of our day when he came around.our hearts go out to his family. Fly high with the angels dear friend and RIP.You will be missed.85

Robert Dunn
   Posted Mon April 20, 2020
Well-wishes to my family far and wide on this day, we lost a special person in our lives, love you all.

April Clarke Burkhart
   Posted Tue April 21, 2020
Very sorry for your loss. He was a great man. I have many fond memories of him while playing volleyball with JJ and hanging out at his house. He always treated me like family. He will be missed.

Dave and Karalea Cornell
   Posted Wed April 22, 2020
We were saddened to hear of your loss. Gerry worked for McConnellsville Elem. while I was secretary there. He always had a smile to share and loved his peanut butter cups. He will be sorely missed. My thoughts are with you all.

BONHUMEAU Ginette et Jean-Jacques
   Posted Wed April 22, 2020
Gérald, ta belle-sœur et ton beau-frère, Ginette & Jean-Jacques de Poitiers (France) ne t'oublierons jamais et garderons les meilleurs souvenirs et les joies
partagées depuis de nombreuses années en famille. Tu vas nous manquer.
Nos pensées sont avec vous.
Nous vous embrassons.

BONHUMEAU Betty & Fabrice
   Posted Wed April 22, 2020
Mon cher tonton d'Amérique, tonton GERALD.
Si gentil, si généreux,
Merci d'avoir été celui que tu as été pour nous.
Quand arrive le temps des adieux, il faut savoir se souvenir du bonheur passé et merveilleux, ils me resteront à jamais.
Nous sommes de tout cœur avec vous.
Betty

Nous pensons très fort à vous.
Fabrice, Jessie & Kenny

Jill Lambert
   Posted Wed April 22, 2020
Thinking of you all during this time. I had the pleasure of working with Gerry at McConnellsville Elementary. He loved his peanut butter cups and Mountain Dew that he seemed to have every night. He was a good man. He’ll be very missed by many.

Bonhumeau Cyril, Stéphanie, Laura et Marie
   Posted Thu April 23, 2020
Nous sommes très attristés par le depart de notre tonton et partageons votre peine, nous avons tous en nous le souvenir de son sourire, sa gentillesse, son humour et son sens du partage.
Nous l'aimions beaucoup.
Nous sommes de tout coeur avec vous, malgré la distance.
Cyril, Stéphanie, Laura et Marie

Chavigneau
   Posted Thu April 23, 2020
C'est avec tristesse que j'ai appris le décès de mon parrain tonton Gérard.
Je me souviens quand il est venu au Canada me voir c'était un moment que je n'oublierai jamais.
il n'y a pas si longtemps que je parlais de mon parrain ainsi que de vous tous à mes enfants.
Je compatis à votre douleur et n'oubliez jamais les moments de bonheur passé qui resteront à jamais gravés.
bises à tata Jeanine ainsi qu'a tout le monde
Marion,Christophe
Lilian,Maureen,Raphael,Nicolas

Frances Dunn Good
   Posted Thu April 23, 2020
I’ve been trying to put into words how I felt about Jerry my whole life ! I have been reliving so many memories of when we were kids and later ! But nothing can compare to the blessings of spending 22 years working together. The fun times ,the sad times, the scary times , they were all great !! Anyone who me him loved him. The kids in the park adored & trusted him. He was kind, fair and just an all around great guy, & a prankster ! I’ve missed him since we left the park, but I loved seeing him each year ! He knew I loved & I knew he loved me.
I’ll see you again some day 💔 Love Fran & Artie

Caroline Dunn
   Posted Fri April 24, 2020
Saying goodbye to someone we love is heartbreaking. May you find comfort in all the special memories that you all shared with "Uncle Gerald".

BONHUMEAU Franck, Magali, Tim & Enzo
   Posted Sat April 25, 2020
Tout le monde n’a pas son Tonton d’Amérique, cette chance nous l’avons eu. Je pèse mes mots quand je dis chance, Tonton Gérard était pour moi, un grand Homme. La gentillesse, la générosité, la bonne humeur tant de qualificatifs pour dire tout simplement que tu étais une belle personne. Avec Tonton François vous étiez mes tontons de cœurs, j’espère que le ciel n’a pas de frontière et que vous êtes réunis ensemble avec Loulou la Grand-mère et tous ceux qui ont comptés pour toi.
Franck

Nous n’avons pu t’accompagner pendant cette épreuve de la maladie, et ne serons pas là pour ton dernier voyage, mais sache que nous pensons très fort à toi, et soutenons de toutes nos forces Tata, Robert, Barbara, Martha, Minette et tous nos petits cousins et cousines.
Notre prochaine visite parmi vous n’aura plus la même saveur, celle de découvrir un campement aménagé spécialement pour nous (avec le drapeau de la France) et avec toute la délicatesse et l’ingéniosité dont tu savais faire preuve : le tourniquet, les vélos, le barbecue géant, la douche extérieure, la piscine pour les enfants etc…. Tous ces merveilleux moments restent à jamais gravés.
Tu vas nous manquer notre Tonton Gérard, tu resteras pour toujours dans nos cœurs.

Franck, Magali, Tim, Enzo

Sue Moteyunas
   Posted Sun April 26, 2020
Jeanie, Barb, and family ,
I was so sorry to hear about the loss of your father. He was a very nice man. And you could tell how much he loved his family. My thoughts and prayer are with you all at this time of sorrow.
Sue Moteyunas

Louis Paciello
   Posted Fri May 01, 2020
So sorry for your loss. A man who everyone in town knew and liked.

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