Brattleboro- Richard Kenneth, “Dick” Dunn, 88 of Green Meadow Drive died Saturday, February 3, 2018 at Cheshire Medical Center, Dartmouth-Hitchcock in Keene.
Dick was born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts on March 8, 1929 the son of Dr. R. Kenneth and Marguerite “Peg” (Arienti) Dunn.
He grew up in Brattleboro where he has lived all of his life, graduating from Brattleboro High School in1947. He went on to attend and graduate from Deerfield Academy in 1948 and from the University of Vermont in 1952.
Dick started his career with The Insurance Company of North America and Standard Service Bureau in Springfield, Massachusetts from 1952 to 1955. He later joined Hoffman & Clay Agency in Brattleboro as a claims adjuster/producer. The agency later merged with the Richards Group forming Richards Hoffman & Clay Insurance Company. Mr. Dunn retired in 2005 following 43 years of faithful service with the company.
Active fraternally, he was a member of Brattleboro Lodge #102 F& AM, Cairo Shrine Temple and the Shrine Oriental Band, and was a former member of the Brattleboro Rotary Club. Additionally, he was a member of the Brattleboro Ski Patrol for over 25 years and the Brattleboro Tennis Club.
In past years he would ski many weekends through May ending up at Brown’s Drift in Wilmington and Tuckerman’s Ravine in New Hampshire. He was an avid sports fan and reader, especially enjoying the New England Patriots. He enjoyed the outdoors and took pride in working around his home on many projects in his later years. For many years he and his wife spent several weeks each summer in Ogunquit, Maine and summers at Spofford Lake, NH. Since his retirement he would join his coffee group at Bruegger’s Bagels several times a week.
Dick was a longtime member of Centre Congregational Church.
He was married to the former Phyllis (Hildreth) who predeceased him in 2009.
Survivors include two step-sons, James F. O’Connor and his wife Janice of Belfast, Maine and Thomas R. O’Connor and his wife Susan of Athol, Massachusetts; one sister, Barbara Lucas and her husband Richard of West Chester, Pennsylvania; several grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
It was Dick’s wishes to have a private burial in the spring in Morningside Cemetery when the cemetery reopens. There are no calling hours scheduled.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Dick’s name may be made to Rescue, Inc., P.O. Box 593, Brattleboro, VT 05302.