Monday, January 26, 2015


Clot on the Heart Fatal to Local Woman Following Recent Operation.


   The many friends of Mrs. Alice F. Dunne, wife of James E. Dunne of Mechanic street, were saddened Thursday morning to learn of her death which occurred at the Chenango Memorial Hospital about 5:30 o'clock from embolism.  Mrs. Dunne underwent a major operation at the hospital Saturday, Dec. 14, and was recovering rapidly.  She had expected to come home Sunday.

   Funeral services will be held in St. Joseph's church Saturday morning at 10 o'clock with the Rev. Edward X. Kiely officiating.  Burial will be made in St. Joseph's cemetery.

   Mrs. Dunne was born in the town of Smithville April 5, 1873, the daughter of Michael and Mary Ann McCune Flanagan.  Her education was obtained in the Smithville schools and later in St. Mary's Convent, Binghamton.  She was united in marriage to James E. Dunne Sept. 5, 1900, and they immediately started housekeeping in the place on Mechanic street which has remained their home since then.

   Mrs. Dunne took part in many of the activities of the community.  She was a member of the Republican county committee, representing the first district of Oxford; a member of St. Joseph's church and the altar society, and a member of the Garden club of Norwich.

   In 1927 she started the Aldun Gift Shop, operating it through the holiday buying season in various stores in town which happened to be available.  For the past two years she has conducted the shop at her home on Mechanic street.

   Besides her husband she is survived by one daughter, Miss Aileen Dunne of Oxford; one son, James M. Dunne of Norwich and three sisters, Mrs. Peter J. Connolly and Mrs. Maurice McNamara of Albany, and Mrs. Harry Wilke of London, England.


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