In Loving Memory of Terry Dunn

August 12, 1931
Fairfield, CT
May 09, 2019
Fairfield, CT
Funeral Home

Spear-Miller Funeral Home

39 South Benson Road,
Fairfield CT US 06824


Friday, 4-8 p.m.

39 South Benson Road,
CT 06824

May 10, 2019


St. Anthony of Padua Church

Mass of Christian Burial

149 South Pine Creek Road,
CT 06824

Saturday, May 11, 2019 10:00 a.m.


St. Thomas Cemetery

Mill Plain Road,
CT 06824

May 11, 2019

Family Gathering


Theresa C. Dunn

Theresa C. (Dunleavy) Dunn, age 87 of Fairfield beloved wife of the late Robert Dunn, passed away peacefully at her home on Thursday, May 9, 2019 surrounded by her loving family. Born in Fairfield, the daughter of the late James and Ellen (Kilbride) Dunleavy, she was raised in the South End of Bridgeport and had been a Fairfield resident for most of her life. Terry was a highly respected long time Town of Fairfield employee for over 30 years. She served on many Town of Fairfield boards including the Pension Board and Credit Union to the benefit of a great number of people. Terry also received many accolades and awards including Town of Fairfield Employee of the Year. Terry was a member of the Fairfield Lion’s Club where she proudly held the distinction as being the first female president. She was a founding member of the Gaelic American Club where she enjoyed spending time with her wide circle of friends. Terry was very well known for her kindness, generosity and infectious optimism. She was a true friend to all and will be sorely missed. Terry is survived by her 5 children, 13 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren: Robert J. Dunn, Jr. and his wife Bernadette of North Haven, CT, Ellen M. Davies and her husband David of Ownings Mills, MD, Mary L Dunn of Fairfield, CT James P. Dunn and his wife Sheila of Black Rock, CT and Jackie Dunn Mulroy of Fairfield, CT Terry’s family would like to express their sincere thanks to the 8th & 10th floor nursing staff at Bridgeport Hospital and Visiting Nurse Services of CT for their kindness and care. Extra special mention and thanks to Gladys Curveo who Terry loved. The entire Dunn Family loves and is so thankful to have Gladys in our lives and her exceptional kind care of our Mother. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Anthony of Padua Church, 149 South Pine Creek Road, Fairfield. Interment will follow in St. Thomas Cemetery. Friends may call Friday (Today) from 4-8 p.m. in the Spear-Miller Funeral Home, 39 South Benson Road, Fairfield. For information or to offer an online condolence please visit

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17 Guestbook Entries for Theresa C. (Terry) Dunn

  1. Dear Bob & Family,
    With my deepest sympathy.
    What a wonderful accomplished woman !
    Gail Andreyka

  2. So sorry for your loss I am sure your mother is in heaven with your day. Our prayers are with you and the family. Currently we are out of town. Will be in touch soon. Love to all💗

  3. Ellen, I’m so sorry for your loss. Heaven is all the more beautiful because of your mom’s arrival. You were blessed to have her in your life for so many wonderful years.
    Love, Linda Chandler

  4. We are so saddened by the loss of our cousin Terry . She will be missed in Mayo as much as in Fairfield. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam, May she rest in peace.

  5. We are so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. She will be remembered as a generous, kind person who always had a smile and never met a stranger. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Debbie and Jim

  6. We are so sorry to read about your loss. We never knew your mother, but we know the devastation of losing someone so dear to us. We sincerely hope that the many precious memories that you surely have of your mother will comfort you and, in time, bring you peace and comfort.

  7. Jackie and family,

    I’m so sorry to hear of the passing of your mom! Prayers for your strength and loads of love from friends and family to see you through this difficult time. 🙏❤ 🙏❤🙏

  8. Bob & family
    I know this is a tough time for you all with the loss of you Mom. I hope the memories you have will give you some peace as they are yours forever.

  9. Sending my deepest sympathy and prayers to Terry’s family. I grew up knowing both Terry and Bob and held them both in high regard.

  10. To the Dunn family, I am so sorry for your loss, I wasn’t even aware that she was in ill health, I send my prayers and condolences to you all,Terry was a great lady and did so much for her community and will be greatly missed.
    Unfortunately I won’t be able to make it to the funeral home tonight and have to work tomorrow but please know that my thoughts are with all of you,rest in peace Terry…😢💔🙏❤️

  11. Dear Ellen,
    I am so very sorry for your loss. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. May your memories bring you comfort and peace.


  12. Theresa ……it was a pleasure knowing YOU. Sorry I couldn’t attend any services but work gets in the way.

    My prayers and thoughts for YOU and your family.

  13. Dear Ellen & Bobby & family
    With my deepest sympathy, I’m so sorry for your loss. You are all in my prayers.

    Dody Palmer