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Helen M. Dunn
June 14, 1928 ~ January 7, 2017

LOWVILLE-Helen M. Dunn, 88, of Dayan Street, Lowville, died Saturday afternoon, January 7, 2017, at St. Luke’s Healthcare, Utica.

Helen, a daughter of the late Roy and Elsie Cook Hamblin, was born in Lowville, New York. on June 14, 1928.  She attended country school in Montague and then Lowville Academy.  On March 31, 1945, she married Francis R. Dunn at the Martinsburg United Methodist Church Parsonage.  She raised a large family and worked in the kitchen at Paul’s Restaurant for a short time.

When Frank was alive, they enjoyed traveling to Florida.  Helen, also, enjoyed crocheting and, most of all, spending time with her family.  Indeed, she treasured her family, and she, especially, loved family gatherings and reunions.

Helen is survived by her fourteen children and their spouses:  Mary and Edward O’Brien, of Lowville; Thomas and Helen Dunn, of Mulberry, Florida, Susan Thisse, also of Mulberry, Florida, Victoria and Lewis Crossway, of Watertown, Cheryl and Gerald Kaban, of Adams, Laurie and Dale Stoltzfus, of Lowville, Colleen and Michael Hancock, of Carthage, Douglas and Sherri Dunn, of Brinnon, Washington, Francis, Jr., and Debra Dunn, of Lowville, Mark and Debra Dunn, of Tylerville, New York, Nicholas and Sandra Dunn, of Barnes Corners, Tresa Dunn, of Lowville, Terry and Beverly Dunn, also of Lowville, and Steven Dunn, of Glenfield; a brother, Robert Hamblin, of Greig; two sisters, Audrey Streeter, of Lowville, and Patricia and her husband Harley Lee, of Lowville; fifty-five grandchildren; sixty-nine great-grandchildren; and nine great-great grandchildren; as well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She is predeceased by her husband, Francis R. Dunn, Sr., who passed away in 1992, and a son, Francis Edward Dunn, who died when only six weeks old in 1948; a son-in-law, Patrick Thisse; a brother. Roy Hamblin; four sisters, Grace Leviker-Souva, Thelma Greeney, Doris Lambert, and Jean Moore; three step-sisters, Mina Curtis, Blanche Souva, Rose Hellinger; and two step brothers, Herman and Darwin Smith.

The funeral will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 11, 2017, at the Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc., Lowville, with Rev. Ed Murphy officiating.  A spring burial will take place in the Beaches Bridge Cemetery.  Calling hours are from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. before the funeral service at the funeral home.  Contributions may be made to the Lowville Food Pantry, 7646 Forest Ave., Lowville, New York 13367.  Immediately following the funeral service, a gathering will assemble at the Marine Corps League, New York Route 12, Lowville.   All are welcome.

Iseneker Funeral Home, Lowville, New York, 2017.