Mary Elizabeth Dunne

July 28, 1931July 20, 2019

Mary E. (Duffy) Dunne, age 87, passed away Saturday, July 20, 2019 in Arcadia, CA. She was the wife of the late Joseph P. Dunne, Sr. Born in Fall River a daughter of the late Frank E. and Margaret (Gaskill) Duffy she was a longtime resident of Long Beach, CA.

She is survived by one daughter, Christine Staskiewicz of Tiverton, six sons, Joseph Dunne, Jr. of NH, Ted Dunne of NH, Patrick Dunne of CT, Michael Dunne, Peter Dunne, and Stephen Dunne all of CA; one brother, James F. Duffy of Fall River, sister-in-law, Sister Davida Dunne, RSM; fifteen grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Frank E. Duffy.

A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at 11:00 AM in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Fall River. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her honor may be made to the Salve Regina University Alumni Association, 100 Ochre Point Avenue, Newport, RI 02840, re: Mary Duffy Dunne Class of 1953.


  • Salve Regina University Alumni Association


  • Burial Wednesday, July 31, 2019


Mary Elizabeth Dunne

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Jim Duffy

July 30, 2019

One of my earliest memories is being carried into my Aunt Mary's wedding reception at the Stone Bridge Inn in Tiverton, RI. I was about 30 months old. My last memory of her is much clearer and very poignant. My wife and I, along with my sister Mary, visited her in 2015. My wife and I live in Florida so visits to the West Coast don't happen every year. We had a nice visit at her home and persuaded her to go out to dinner with us. We visited one of her favorite restaurants and the wait staff was thrilled to see her. They all knew her. She got lots of hugs from the staff. We all had a great time. She had such a good time and so did we. Her enjoyment made even more special for us.