James Edward Dunn, 74, of Vergennes, VT died peacefully on Sunday December 4, 2016 at McClure Miller VNA Respite House in Colchester, VT with his family at his side.
Jim was born on May 1, 1942 in Chicago, IL the son of the late Dr .Richard F. and Louise M. Brough Dunn.
Jim attended Bishop Quarter Jr. Military Academy in Oak Park, IL Marquette High School in Ottawa, IL and graduated from Rose Polytechnic Institute in Terre Haute, ID with a degree in Electrical Engineering. His career took him to various places and evolved over many years. He worked most of his career as a system network coordinator and computer programmer. He retired from GE Healthcare in South Burlington, VT on April 30, 2014 the day before his 70th birthday.
Jim had many interest along the way amateur radio (N1BCL), Philately (Stamp Collector), genealogy, building of several electronic appliances/gadgetry, and traveling. He had a passion to learn and was always willing to help or teach anyone. Most of the time he could be found hanging out with his little buddies his dogs Shanghai and Beijing.
Jim is survived by the love of his life Ilona Lakatos Dunn whom he married on May 12, 1967 in Pecs, Hungary and affectionately called her “his worthy opponent”, daughter Linda K. Dunn of Essex, VT, son Steven R. Dunn of West Addison, VT, sister Maureen L. (John) Wiedeman of Chillicothe, IL brother William F. (Patricia) Dunn of Oswego, IL, cherished friend/brother David E. (Judy) Gilsinn of Gathersburg, MD, brother-in-law Lazlo Lakatos in Himeshaza, Hungary, sister-in-law Margit (Allen) Pence of Concord, NC, aunt Rita Ann Dunn of Palm Coast, FL, several cousins, nieces, and nephews. He was preceded in death by a son Edward T. Dunn, sister Regina Marie Dunn, brother Robert Lamar Dunn, also aunts and uncles.
Visitation will take place on Thursday, December 8, 2016 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Brown-McClay Funeral Home 48 S Maple St in Vergennes, VT. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, December 9, 2016 at 11 a.m. at St. Peter Catholic Church 85 S Maple St Vergennes, VT. Interment will take place at a later date at Riverview Cemetery in Marseilles, IL. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to St.Peter’s General Fund, 85 South Maple Street, Vergennes, VT 05491 in Jim’s memory.