Mary Frances Dunbar

  • Born: February 20, 1927
  • Died: May 20, 2019
  • Location: Londonderry, New Hampshire

Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory

1799 Elm St
Manchester, NH 03104

Tel. (603) 625-6951

Tribute & Message From The Family

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.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Thoughts and prayers to you MaryAnn and your whole family. God bless.

Posted by Leo & Kathy Dionne Dionne - Surprise, AZ   June 01, 2019


It was a pleasure to get to know Mary and her family. The love her children had for her was evident in their frequent visits, phone calls, cards and photos. We will miss her smile and her signature headbands!
- Villa Crest Nursing & Retirement Center-

Posted by Villa Crest - Manchester, NH - Acquaintance   May 29, 2019

Our prayers to Mary Ellen, Jackie, and James,
Mary was a wonderful person, she was kind, Lovely, and talented. All the things that make up a lady, that was Mary. She was the best friend my mother ever had. Her guidance and wisdom governed who my mother is today. Her new home is with the angels, a servant to God, how Wonderful!
All our love,
The Tsantoulis Family.

Posted by A friend   May 29, 2019

Mary Ellen. Sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom. I'm sure myself and all of the Kowalik clan have nothing but but fond memories of the friendships our two families shared for many decades. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all in this time of sorrow.

Posted by Jim and Beverly Kowalik - Pembroke, NH   May 28, 2019

Jack and Mary Ellen and family. I just wanted to let you know that I am thinking about you and sending prayers for your mom.

Posted by Debi Crotty - Manchester, NH - Friend   May 28, 2019

Please accept my sincere sympathy. Please find comfort in knowing that those who pass are precious in God's eyes. Ps. 116:15

Posted by A friend   May 28, 2019

I worked with a Mary years ago. She was a sweet, kind lady. My sympathy! Claudette Mitchell,

Posted by Claudette Mitchell - Hooksett, NH - Coworker   May 28, 2019


Jack and Mary-Ellen: My deepest sympathies to you on the loss of your mother. Mary was kind, warm, giving and entertaining. She will be missed by many. May the many happy memories of her and her love for you both bring you some solace at this time. Jane P.

Posted by Jane Pinard - Manchester, NH - Friend   May 27, 2019


Mary Ellen,
I am so deeply saddened to learn of the loss of your Mom. I am further saddened to think of your pain associated with the loss of her. The few times I met her were enough for me to never forget her. She was just so warm, welcoming, and kind. As were you. My prayer for you is you find and be comforted with the realization she's been such a part of you and will go on being a part of your fabric with you always. I want to extend deepest, heartfelt sympathy to you and your family. Warmest hugs.

Posted by Eileen Sasso (Morey)    May 26, 2019

My deepest sympathy to your family, May you keep in mind the hope of life
everlasting which can help sustain you through this difficult time-John 17:3

Posted by Becky - NV   May 25, 2019

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