Published in the April 21, 2017 edition

Catherine-Dunn-obit-webMELROSE — Catherine E. “Sissy” (Meehan) Dunn, 84, a lifelong resident of Melrose, passed away on April 13, 2017.

She was born on July 3, 1932 to Warren and Catherine (Doherty) Meehan. Sissy was raised in Melrose and graduated from St. Mary’s High School. In 1953, she married the love of her life, Robert L. Dunn, and spent 26 years happily married. Mrs. Dunn raised her children in Melrose and was always a devoted mother. She loved to travel and over the years made trips to Ireland, Italy, France and Switzerland. Sissy was also an avid reader, enjoyed baking and loved playing Keno and scratch tickets in her spare time. But one thing always came before everything else was her family. She loved being surrounded by family no matter what the occasion was. Sissy was particularly proud of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was the beloved wife of the late Robert L. Dunn. She was the loving mother of Cathleen A. Dunn of Melrose; Patricia M. Trudeau and her husband William of Melrose; and Sheila J. McNeil and her husband Christopher of Middleton. She was the proud grandmother of Katie McNaught and her husband Jeff; and Kassie Merrill and her husband Jason. She was the cherished great-grandmother of Beau, Riley, Max, Graham, and Emerson. She was the caring sister of Joseph Meehan of Maine; MaryLou Christopher of Medford; Maureen Curdo and her husband Stephen of New Hampshire; James Meehan and his wife Patricia of Melrose; and the late AnnMarie Barbaro, Sheila Palmitesta, David Meehan, and Joan Harrington. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Visiting Hours were held at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 West Foster St., on Tuesday April 25, 2017 from 4-7 p.m. Funeral from the Gately Funeral Home took place on Wednesday April 26 at 9 a.m., followed by a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary’s Church, 9 Herbert St., Melrose. Interment took place in Wyoming Cemetery, Melrose. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the One Hundred Club, 17 Gloucester St., Boston, MA 02155. To send a message of condolence, please visit