Brian F. Dunn of Winthrop passed away at the Leonard Florence Center for Living in Chelsea on March 6, 2022. He was 80 years old. Born in New York City, Brian grew up in Winsted, CT with his two sisters, Sharon and Kathleen. He graduated from Fairfield University in 1963 as valedictorian with a Bachelor’s degree in mathematics and went on to get his Master’s degree at Rutgers where he met, fell in love with and in 1966 married his wife of 20 years, Susan. He went on to teach math at Fairfield University, a job he loved and where he met some of his closest friends. He later became an actuary and worked for several companies in CT, NYC and Michigan until his retirement.
Raising his family in Fairfield, CT, Brian enjoyed summer cookouts with friends and family at Penfield Beach and trips into NYC for Broadway shows and Shakespeare In The Park. Volunteering was one of his greatest joys—in the L’Arche community, as a eucharistic minister and even posing as Santa for Christmas photos with people’s pets. He was an enthusiastic reader and sports fan who loved time with family and friends, chocolate, delicious meals, cribbage, charades, vacations on Cape Cod, traveling in Europe with his son, sharing stories and lots of laughs. Brian was a warm, kind, loving, funny and generous man. He had a wonderful smile, a great sense of humor and a twinkle in his eye. He will be forever missed, but his spirit lives on in the hearts of everyone who knew and loved him.
He is survived by sisters Sharon and Kathleen Dunn, his daughter Katie and son Matt.
In lieu of flowers, his family would appreciate donations to Fairfield University Library in Memory of Susan E. Dunn or to Habitat for Humanity.
A funeral service will be celebrated Saturday, March 12, at 11:30 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Church, 320 Winthrop St., Winthrop, MA.
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