The Rev. Richard Connor Dunn, 88, of St. Francis Avenue, Tiffin, died at 4:34 a.m. Tuesday, March 10, 2009, in St. Francis Home, Tiffin.
He was born Sept. 18, 1920, in Tiffin, son of the late John E. and Ethel (Culhane) Dunn.He was a 1938 Tiffin Calvert High School graduate. He attended St. Gregory Seminary, St. Joseph's College, Rensalear, Ind., Catholic University and Mount St. Mary's Seminary, Norwood. He served in the U.S. Army from 1951-1958 as an Army Chaplain in both the European and Korean Theaters.
Father Dunn was ordained Dec. 8, 1945, as a Roman Catholicpriest. He served the Toledo Diocese as an assistant or pastor at Sts. Peter and Paul, Sandusky,St. Charles, Toledo, St. Ann, Toledo, Immaculate Conception, Port Clinton, St. Mary, Kirby, thechaplain at Mercy Hospital,Toledo, St. Patrick's, Bascom,St. Andrew's, Liberty Township, St. Mary, Wakeman, Sacred Heart Parish, Bethlehem, Holy Family, New Cleveland, the chaplain at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima,St. John's, Landeck, and St. Patrick's, Spencerville. He retired to Tiffin in 1988 to bethe chaplain at Mercy Hospital.
Survivors include his two brothers, Monsignor Edward Dunn of Mansfield, Ohio, and John L. Dunn of Tiffin; two nephews, Michael (Mary) Dunn and John (Leslie) Dunn.
Visitation will be 1-3 p.m. Thursday in St. Francis Home Chapel, Tiffin. There will be a Reception Of The Body and a Vespers service at 4 p.m. Thursday in St. Mary Catholic Church, Tiffin, with visitation continuing until8 p.m. Visitation will also be from 9:30 a.m. Friday in St. MaryCatholic Church until the funeral Mass at 11 a.m. in the church. The Most Rev. Leonard P. Blair, Bishop of the Toledo Diocese, willofficiate. The Rosary will berecited 20 minutes prior to Mass in the church. Burial will take place immediately following in St. Mary Catholic Cemetery with military rites by the UnitedVeteran's Council of Seneca County.
Contributions may be made to Calvert Catholic Schools orSt. Francis Home in care of Traunero Funeral Home, 214 S. Monroe St., Tiffin, OH 44883.
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