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Rev. Gerald R. Dunn Called to His Rest

On September 6, 2022, the Reverend Gerald R. Dunn was called to his rest and to the glory of the Resurrection promised by the Lord. He was 93 years old.

Father Dunn was born on April 29, 1929 in Revere, Massachusetts. Father Dunn attended Saint Andrew’s Seminary, Rochester, NY and completed his ecclesiastical studies at Saint Paul Seminary in Ottawa, ON, Canada.

He was ordained to the priesthood on June 15, 1957 by the Most Reverend Matthew F. Brady, at Saint Joseph Cathedral in Manchester.

Father Dunn was assigned as associate pastor of Saint Peter Parish, Farmington; chaplain of the N.H. State School in Laconia; and chaplain to Saint Francis Home for the Aged also in Laconia. Father Dunn served as temporary administrator of Saint Joan of Arc Parish in Alton and Holy Trinity Parish in Somersworth.

Father Dunn was appointed pastor of Saint Mary Parish in Dover and Saint Mary Parish in Rollinsford in June of 1987. He served faithfully until his retirement on June 21, 2000.

Father Dunn served on the Board of Directors for the National Association of Catholic Chaplains in Washington, DC, and worked for the Sadlier Book Company of New York preparing religious materials for the mentally challenged. Father Dunn also served on the Diocesan Priest Personnel Board and worked as an Associate Judge and Auditor for the Diocesan Tribunal.

On Monday, September 12, 2022, at 9:00a.m. the Rite of Reception of the Body will take place at Saint Mary Church in Dover. Father Dunn will lie in repose in the church until the funeral Mass. The Most Reverend Peter A. Libasci, Bishop of Manchester, will preside at a Mass of Christian Burial at Saint Mary Church on Monday, September 12, 2022 at 11:00a.m. The Rite of Committal will follow at Holy Trinity Cemetery in Somersworth, New Hampshire. The Tasker Funeral Home at 621 Central Avenue in Dover, New Hampshire has care of the arrangements.