William Joseph Dunne Jr

February 22, 1924October 2, 2013

William Joseph Dunne, Jr., 89, died at his residence in Port St. Lucie, FL on October 2, 2013. William was born in Newark, NJ and moved to Florida 35 years ago coming from Warren NJ. Prior to retirement he was a school principal employed by Newark Board of Education in Newark, NJ for 30 years. He served in the Navy during WWII. He was of the Catholic faith and very active in his church. William enjoyed music, golf, tennis and the beach. William was predeceased by his wife of 64 years Mildred Dunne, his son Robert Dunne and his son-in-law Tony Reilly. Survivors include son James Dunne and his wife Deborah of Califon, NJ, three daughters, Barbara Wood and her husband Dennis of Port St Lucie, FL, Laura Reilly of Jensen Beach, FL, Patricia Dunne of Port St. Lucie, FL and 6 grandchildren, Timmy, Janet, Christopher, William, James, and Patrick, 2 great grandchildren, Justin and Lucas.. Visitation will be on Saturday, October 12, 2013 from 2:00 to 4:00PM with memorial service at 4:00 at Aycock Funeral Home, Jensen Beach, FL. Arrangements entrusted to Aycock Funeral Home, Jensen Beach, Florida.

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the Prell and Allen Family

October 12, 2013

What awonderful man. A sweet and loving wife Midge. We should all aspire to be as kind and gentle and giving people as Mr. and Mrs
Dunne . My family was fortunate to know and spend many precious
times with both Midge and Bill , A more Jovial guy you never meet,
he will be missed.

Helene Zalmas

October 12, 2013

I am so sorry for your family's loss, Patty. My condolences to you all and may God bless you with healing and fond memories.

October 12, 2013

I met Bill through my in-laws when he was in his late 50's and I was in my mid-thirties. He invited me to play tennis and proceeded to give me a thorough beating on the court and a lesson in ball placement and spin. He became a good friend and we had many enjoyable times together in the years that followed. He was an exceptional person with an incredible sense of humor that made everyone smile and he had a heart of gold. He was kind, loved his family, and led a life guided by the Lord. He will be missed dearly and always remembered fondly by all who knew him. My wife, Christine and I express our deepest sympathy to Bill's family. Stephen Allen

Cathy Sarnago

October 11, 2013

Our hearts became so heavy when we learned that Bill passed on.
Such a Great Man, Friend, Teacher, Father, Husband and Spiritual leader. We loved his stories of traveling with Midge all around the world and how many wonderful friends they both made. That their greatest blessing was their children and grandchildren and how he loved Ocean Towers, proud to be its first condominium president. We were always amazed at Bills prayer list, each morning as he watched the ocean, Bill would pray for each person on that list, I don't think he ever missed a day!
We will miss our dear friend, but take comfort in knowing that Bill and Midge are together again and on to their next adventure!
Till we meet again good friend.
All our Love
Cathy and Steve Sarnago

Debbie North

October 10, 2013

Laura and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I remember all the stories (while lying on the beach) of your parents trips. Your Dad, always the comedian, could tell some tales! He and your Mom are missed but remembered well. Debbie North

Ocean Towers Assn./Board

October 10, 2013

To: The Family of Bill & Mildred Dunne:
On behalf of the Ocean Towers Condominium Association and its Board of Directors, we send our deepest sympathy on the loss of both of your parents, grandparents. They both contributed significantly to the development of our association in its difficult formative years. Bill Dunne was its President, and both were key elements in the social aspect. Bill's personality not only rendered him a charismatic leader, but brought many a smile by his always charming, brilliant wit. We thank God for giving them to us for so many years, and now for their eternal rest together.

October 9, 2013

Dear Dunne Family, we are so sorry for your loss. We have missed him for so long looking out over his balcony and waving to all of us on the beach, I'm so glad we got to see him at OT this Summer and I could not shake his hand I had to give him a hug. He kept my family on his daily prayer list and that has meant so much to us. We are truly blessed to have known such a great man. He will be missed.

Rick Day and Family OT

Lee & Mabel Carroll

October 9, 2013

Bill was one of the most interesting, fun and incredible man we have ever known. While we didn't see each other much in the later years, Bill will always hold a special place in our hearts. He and Midge were very special friends. We had a very small wedding. Our son a much larger one. Bill & Midge were the only non-family members at both weddings – twenty plus years apart. We will always think of Bill as Lee's tennis partner. Our 10 plus years of playing together were fun and successful times.
The world is not the same anymore with Bill not amongst us. But his spirit will live on with everyone that knew him. All the best to Jim, Barbara, Laura and Patty. You were so very lucky to have such wonderful parents.

October 9, 2013

Dear Dunne Family, I was very fortunate to have a person like your father as my cousin. In their youth, Vera and Bill spent most of their summers in Auburndale,Ma and we had many great times together. Having many of the same interests, Bill and I played together summers in the Newton Twi-league.He was a super ball-player! We both hated the necessity of his return to New Jersey since at that time it seemed so far away. Like you all, I too will miss him,but thank God he is no longer suffering and we all have our great memories. Sincerely, Wes Hays (Buzzards Bay, MA)

Annemarie Connolly

October 8, 2013

I am so sorry for your loss. We loved your kids called him Grandpa Dunne, they got such a kick out of him. I have so many memories of him growing up!