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William "Bill" James Dunn

April 5, 1938 ~ April 3, 2020 (age 81)


William “Bill” James Dunn, 81 of Bedford, Texas passed away peacefully on April 3, 2020. 

Bill was born on April 5, 1938 in Herkimer, New York, son of William and Genevieve Dunn.  He graduated from Saint Mary’s Academy in Little Falls, New York in 1955 and attended Utica College, graduating with his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology.  Bill joined the United States Air Force and, after his service, began a decades-long, successful career as a sales manager for Agfa-Gevaert.  Bill married Joan Vesce, of New York, New York on October 2, 1965 and they were happily married for 53 years.

Bill and Joan moved to Bedford, Texas with their family in 1982 where they made their home and became active members of St. Michael Catholic Church.  In retirement, Bill proudly served as an usher at St. Michael’s.

Bill is survived by his children Mary (Perry) Jacoby of Flower Mound, TX and Paul (Nita) Dunn of Mansfield, TX, grandchildren Emily Jacoby, Andrew and Madeline Dunn, sisters, Marilyn (John) George of Little Falls, NY, Judith Helmer of Cortland, NY and Deanna Shaver of Little Falls, NY and sister-in-law Carol Dunn of Webster, NY as well as many nieces and nephews.  Bill was predeceased by his beloved wife Joan, his parents, William and Genevieve, and his brother Edward.

Bill was a devoted husband, father and friend.  A proud Irishman who always loved a good laugh, playing golf or watching it on TV and enjoying a bowl of ice cream after a great meal.  He made lasting bonds with those who came into his life.  Bill will be missed by many.

In lieu of flowers donations in memory of Bill can be made to the American Cancer Society or Catholic Charities

A Funeral Mass will be held on a date to be announced later at St. Michael Catholic Church located at 3713 Harwood Road, Bedford, TX.

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