John was born on March 1st, 1943 in New Britain, Connecticut. He lived in Bellingham for 55 years following his service in the Navy. He married Judy Thaete Dunne on August 29th, 1999.
John is remembered as always being ready to pass on his knowledge of just about anything. He loved being helpful. His kids remember playing basketball with him. He was very loving, especially loving his family. He loved going with Judy and friends to the Rusty Wagon on the Hannegan every Wednesday. He enjoyed riding his Harley with friends, doing crossword puzzles, fishing, cheerleading for his daughter’s sports, and LOVED watching television, especially sports. He was a Master Chef!! He sounded very tough and gruff but had the heart of a teddy bear.
John went to high school in Plainville, CT, attended the Porter School of Design, and spent 4 years in the Navy. He worked as a salesman for Harley Davidson which involved extensive traveling.
John is survived by his wife, Judy Thaete Dunne, children Katrina (Jay) Harvey, JC Dunne, Angela (Marvin) Carter and Jarrod Wineinger, 9 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. He’s also survived by siblings Sharon Dunne, Kathryn Flower, Susan Ruggles (Tommy) Zooleck.
A celebration of life will be scheduled for Spring of 2023.