D'Esopo Funeral Chapel

277 Folly Brook Boulevard, Wethersfield, CT


Edna A. Gunn

July 25, 1927June 3, 2019

Edna A. Gunn, of Rocky Hill, passed away on June 3, 2019 with family by her side. She was born on July 25, 1927 in Hartford, the daughter of Swedish immigrants Gustav H. and Christina (Sealund) Axelson. She was raised in West Hartford and graduated from William Hall High School. She married her beloved husband, Howard Frederick (Fred) Gunn at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Hartford on May 8, 1948. He predeceased her in 2016. She was employed by Capital National Bank and Trust Company prior to raising her family in Wethersfield. Edna is survived by her three children and their spouses: James (Joanne) Gunn of Wethersfield, Linda (Mark) Alexander of Waterford, and Jacquelyn (Dean) Fusco of Wethersfield. She was proud of her seven grandsons: Matthew (Taylor), Christopher (Brienne), and Evan Gunn, Samuel (Molly) and Austin Alexander, and Jake and Dean Fusco. She is also survived by three great-granddaughters, Audrey, Charlotte and Finley Gunn and a great-grandson on the way. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by her twin sister, Anita Burr and her brothers, Arnold and Warren Axelson. Edna was a member of the Swedish Junior League and the Suburbanite Bowling League for many years. Always a sports fan, Edna enjoyed watching her grandsons compete in a variety of sports. She was an avid Red Sox and UConn basketball fan. Her happiest times were spent with Fred hosting friends and family at their home in Vermont. Although she missed her husband desperately, Mom remained strong and tenacious to the end. The family extends heartfelt thanks to Lisa Rizzo for her compassionate care and friendship. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family. Donations may be sent to the Alzheimer’s Association, 200 Executive Blvd., Suite 4B, Southington, CT 06489. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the D’Esopo Funeral Chapel of Wethersfield. For online expressions of sympathy to the family, please visit www.desopofuneralchapel.com.


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Edna A. Gunn

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Kenneth Feldtmose

June 11, 2019

Dear Jim, Jacquelyn, and Linda,

So sorry to hear about the death of your mother. It was a long goodbye but you are never prepared for the loss of a parent. Your care of her was certainly impressive and I'm sure was appreciated.

My thoughts are with you.

Ken Feldtmose
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