Obituary: Margaret Crosson Dunn, 93, of Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH, R.I. — Margaret Crosson Dunn, 93, of Portsmouth, RI, passed away on Wednesday January 10, 2018 at Brookdale Sakonnet Bay. She was born on May 27, 1924 in Fall River MA, the daughter of the late James F. and Kathryn (Harrington) Crosson. 

Margaret “Peggy” was a 1941 graduate of the Academy of the Sacred Heart in Fall River and a 1943 graduate of LaSalle College, Newton, MA. She was a long distance telephone operator for the Southern NE telephone company during WWII and then a medical records clerk at Truesdale Hospital in Fall River, MA.

Peggy was married to William A. Dunn in 1951 and they settled in Stamford, CT where they raised their family. They were charter members of St. Gabriel’s Church, where she was active as a volunteer in the church’s women’s groups and volunteered for Meals-on-Wheels. Peggy was an accomplished pianist and loved spending time with her family and friends and working in her garden. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Peggy and Bill retired from Stamford to Portsmouth RI in 1984. 

Peggy is survived by her children William A. Dunn of S. Kingstown, RI; James F. Dunn, Molly Dunn, Kathryn Hannabury of Dedham, MA; Margaret Watkins of N. Smithfield, RI; Stephen M. Dunn of Portsmouth, RI; Annie Carson of Portsmouth, RI. She is also survived by eight grandchildren.

Peggy was preceded in death by her husband William, her son Timmy, and her siblings Frances A. Crosson, James F. Crosson and Ann Madden.

Calling hours will be held on Monday, January 15, 2018 from 4:00-7:00pm at the Connors Funeral Home, 55 West Main Road, Portsmouth, RI.

Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 9:00 am from the Connors Funeral Home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00am at St. Anthony’s Church, 2836 East Main Road, Portsmouth RI. 

Donations in her memory may be made to the James Maher Center, P.O. Box 4390, Middletown, RI 02842.

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