Leontine "Lee" Stockbridge (Eley) Dunn

  • Born: June 30, 1935
  • Died: January 27, 2019
  • Location: Stow, Massachusetts

Fowler-Kennedy Funeral Home

42 Concord Street
Maynard, MA 01754

Tel. (978) 897-7343

Tribute & Message From The Family

Loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother and Sister

Leontine "Lee" Stockbridge (Eley) Dunn, age 83, of Stow, passed away peacefully in her home, after many years suffering with Alzheimer's disease, on Sunday, January 27, 2019 with her eldest daughter Patricia and her loving husband John Dunn of sixty-six years by her side.

Born in Boston, Massachusetts on June 30, 1935, she was the daughter of the late Thomas Claire and Leontine (Stockbridge) Eley.

She worked for her family business, Dunn Oil Company of Maynard, for many years and lived a very active and creative life calling both Stow, Massachusetts and Kailua, Hawaii home. She enjoyed spending her summers in Ocean Park, Maine.

Lee was an avid reader of countless books over the course of her lifetime. It remained one of her favorite activities and a safe harbor for her mind right up until the last year. Also an avid crafts woman, she spent most of her waking hours creating unique hand-crafted objects as gifts for friends and family or for donation to any number of her favorite causes, and volunteering for many years at the Stow Council on aging teaching crafts. She was what you might call a "cat lady" and always had a feline sidekick of the Siamese lineage to keep her company. Her home is filled with everything 'cat' from statuettes, to pillow cases, to paintings and drawings. She was a health nut, walking many miles every day, and cooking healthy meals for her family with fresh produce from John's garden.

She is survived by her husband, John Edward Dunn of Stow; her children, John T. Dunn and his wife Sue Storbeck of Oilville, VA, Patricia Boucher of Maynard, MA, Andrew Boucher of Ayer, MA, Suzen Raven and husband Ian Raven of Biddeford, ME, Laura Dunn and husband Peter McGuirk of Biddeford, ME, Elizabeth Searle of Westford, MA, Eric Dunn of Phillips, ME; 15 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. Her brother Thomas Eley, of Greenwich, NY; and countless extended family and friends. Lee was predeceased by her son Carl Dunn, Foster daughter Julie Aaronson, sisters Barbara Webber and Lois Kennefick.

We wish to express our deepest heartfelt gratitude to the excellent caregivers and the VNA hospice team of Woburn who brought such expert gentle care and comfort to Lee, and John, in their time of need.

A celebration of life will take place at a later date.

Gifts in Lee's memory may be made to The Pat Brody Shelter for Cats, PO Box 142, Lunenburg 01462 or Save a Dog, 604 Boston Post Road, Sudbury 01776 or The Learning Center for the Deaf, 848 central street, Framingham 01701. Or an organization of your choice

Condolence & Memory Journal

To the family of my Aunt Lee, I am sorry for your loss, we just loss our dad and your Uncle, Thomas Stockbridge Eley on February 10th, 2019. I got to meet your mom and dad(John) when they came to my wedding back in 1992. I will keep the family in my prayers.
Always, Karan

Posted by Karan Petro - Granville, NY - Family   March 19, 2019

Please accept my sincere condolences for your loss. I pray that the family and friends continue to find comfort in their treasured memories of Lee, and in the comfort that God gives.

Emilie Howard

Posted by A friend   February 14, 2019

To the Dunn Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. My sincere condolences to John, daughters, sons and many relatives and friends. God may give you peace and comfort at this time. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. A friend - Leominster, MA

Posted by vanilce dearden - Leominster, MA - Family Friend   February 13, 2019

My warmest Aloha to John and the family. Lee was an amazing volunteer at our cat shelter, Joeys Feline, on her visits to Oahu. The cats in her care loved her tremendously. I missed her visits the last years and think of her often. God give you peace in knowing she's free! Tedra, Kaneohe Hi

Posted by Tedra Villaroz - Kaneohe, HI - Friend   February 09, 2019

To the Dunn family. I was so sorry to hear of the passing of Lee. We were great friends in our high school years. As neighbors we spent a lot of time together. She and I went horseback riding in Stow and on many occasions brought home stray kittens. We used to tell our parents the kittens followed us home. I am also godmother to a couple of her and John's children. We have not seen each other for many years, but I would be grateful if I could be notified of the time for the celebration of life. My e-mail is fourkids10grand@aol.com. I would so much like to attend. John knows me as Angie.

Posted by Angela Cossette - Maynard, MA - Friend   February 08, 2019

To the Dunn Family,

I'm sorry for your loss. My mom RoseMarie Shaw was good friends with Lee. She was always such a kind woman. I will always appreciate her kindness to my mom when her health was failing.

Carol (Shaw) Harris

Posted by A friend   February 08, 2019

Sincere condolences to the Dunn family. God hears your prayers and sees your tears' may he comfort you in the days and weeks to come.

Posted by A friend   February 07, 2019

Memories of my Mothers best friend sitting at our kitchen table with my grandfather, mom having coffee, The nicest and kindest lady,

Posted by Tommy    February 06, 2019

My sisters and I grew up with her and her brothers. My family lived at 208 Main St. She was a real good person and full of fun, John was a friend. If you do have a celebration I would like to attend.

Posted by John Lydon - Salem nh   February 05, 2019

May the God of all comfort be with the family at this time (John 6:40) . Warm condolences

Posted by - NC   February 04, 2019

So sorry Liz. I remember your mom from Stow on Red Acre Road. She is at peace. God Bless - keep me posted on her life celebration I will be there. Hugs, Carla

Posted by Carla Hitzenbuhler - Lunenburg, MA - Family Friend   February 04, 2019

To the family Dunn: Mr. D, Jonny, Patty, Suzen, Laura, Elizabeth, and Eric. I am truly sorry for your loss. She was a remarkable woman.
Through the eyes of the child that knew her she was beautiful, kind and giving, with a notable sense of purpose. The years pass quickly. Now grown, I can look back and see her beauty came from an earthly heart, accepting and grounded; her kindness and generosity from a wise and empathic soul; and her drive from being mindful and present to moments most of us never notice. I'll hold on to my childhood view because it's simple and vivid. And Mrs. D would have asked us all to not let age diminish our sense of wonder.
Respectfully yours,

Posted by Peter Bakun - Little Compton, RI - Neighbor   February 01, 2019

My most sincere condolences go out to the entire Dunn family. Our families were neighbors while our children grew up. We were blessed to have known Lee and experience her love and compassion and companionship. My memories of her are all filled with gratitude. Rest assured that she is recieving our Lord's reward. Sandra Bakun. Stow, MA.

Posted by sandra bakun - Dennis, MA - Friend   February 01, 2019

Mrs. Dunn was like a second mom to me while spending many summers hanging out at the All Dunn Inn in Ocean Park. I will always remember her vivacious outlook on life as well as her generosity, creativity, and warmth. She made me feel as if I was just another Dunn when I was around her, which, to me, was the highest compliment she could've given me. I'm devastated for your loss and give you my deepest condolences.

Posted by Kathy Elliopulos Crowley - Gardner, MA - Family Friend   January 29, 2019

Sincere sympathy to the family. She was a great person and neighbor I can still see her walking at a greAt pace down red acre rd. I could never keep up with her when we walked together. Love and peace to her family that she loved so much

Posted by Ruby Ramsland - Stow, MA - Friend   January 29, 2019

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. Lee was a good neighbor and friend. May she rest in peace sincrrely, Louise Savoy

Posted by louise Savoy - Canaan, ME   January 29, 2019

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