HOULTON – John B. Dunn, 73, died at his home, June 15, 2014. He was born Oct. 8, 1940 in Houlton, the son of Donald H. And Ella (Barrett) Dunn.
John graduated from Houlton High School, New England Institute of Applied Arts and Sciences and the National Foundation Funeral School of Management. He served in the U.S. Army as a medic, returning home to take part in the family businesses, where he eventually became President of Donald Dunn Funeral Home and Vice President of Dunn Furniture Company. He was a communicant of St. Mary’s of the Visitation Church. He served and was a past president of several professional and civic organizations such as, The Northern Maine Planning Commission, past President of the Maine Funeral Directors Assoc., Past Exalted Ruler of B.P.O.E Houlton Lodge of Elks, Past President of several Maine Horse Associations, as well as several other organizations. John loved spending time at Drew’s Lake especially if it included his family and especially the grandchildren that he loved so dearly. His other passions were gardening, feeding the birds, cooking, soaking up the sun on his boat and fly fishing. The annual fly fishing trip to Grand Lake Stream with the “crew” was always an event he looked forward to.
He is survived by a son Bart Dunn of Houlton, David Dunn, and his wife Terri, the daughter he never had, grandchildren, Barrett, Lizzie, Brandon, Madison and Alexander Dunn; a brother, Frank B. Dunn, all of Houlton and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Besides his parents John was predeceased by the love the his life, Sandra Howland Dunn, and a brother, David B. Dunn. He will be remembered by two special friends, his bumper pool partner John Jenkins and his fly fishing buddy, Barrett Peabody and his constant companion, Gypsy Rose III.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Wednesday, at St Mary’s of the Visitation in Houlton with Rev. David Raymond celebrant. Interment will be Evergreen Cemetery at a later date. Those who wish may make donations in his memory to the Elks Scholarship Fund or Cary Library, envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made at www.dunnfuneralhome.com