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Mary Frances Dunbar

Obituary for Mary Frances Dunbar

February 20, 1927 - May 20, 2019
Londonderry, New Hampshire | Age 92


Mary Francis Dunbar, 92, of Londonderry, passed away peacefully on May 20, 2019, under the loving care of Villa Crest Nursing Home.

She was born in Manchester on February 20, 1927 to her parents, John and Helen (Turgetto) Connelly. She was predeceased by her husband, Gordon Gilbert Dunbar. She has three children, James Dunbar, and his wife, Becky, John Dunbar and Mary-Ellen Dunbar Swietlik and her husband, Dan.

Mary made a name for herself as a singer. She performed with Ted Herbert's Orchestra, George Ine's band, and was known on the radio as the FM girl. Among her many talents, besides singing, she was a wonderful dancer. She loved to write stories, one of which was published in the NH Union Leader entitled "Remembering Yesterday Dads".

Once married, her focus was to be a loving and devoted wife and mother to her children, and nanny to other children.

Her religion and prayers were a very important part of her life. She was always welcoming people into her family home and always had an empty chair for someone alone at Thanksgiving. Mary made us all understand the meaning of faith, hope, goodness and love.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at St. Joseph Cathedral Chapel on Lowell Street in Manchester. Private burial will be at St. Joseph Cemetery in Bedford.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Caregivers of Greater Derry, 1B Commons Dr. Unit #10 Londonderry, NH 03053.

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    Londonderry, NH 03053

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Manchester, NH 03104
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