DOWNEY - Denis Dunne, who resided in Downey the past 34 years, passed away Sept. 12 after emergency surgery while on vacation in his native Co. Wexford, Ireland.Born there on Dec. 5, 1929, he came to the U.S. in 1952. He was a high school math teacher for 40 years, having taught in a number of southland Catholic high schools and in the Covina Valley Unified School District. He was an avid outdoorsman and, with his wife Mary Ellen and their four children, enjoyed camping, hiking and bike riding. He was actively involved when his sons were in local Boy Scout Troop 441. Dunne is survived by his wife, Mary Ellen, daughter, Fiona; and sons, Aidan, Niall and Brian. Funeral masses were held in Co. Wexford, Ireland and at St. Raymond's Catholic Church. Burial took place Wednesday at All Souls Cemetery in Long Beach.
********** Published: September 25, 2009 - Volume 8 - Issue 23