On this day, April 3, 1957

It was on this day in 1957 that Kathryn Jane (Farrar) Dunn, better known to me at least, as Nana Dunn, passed away. Nana was born in 1889 in East Providence, the daughter of Daniel and Catherine (Creegan) Farrar. Daniel was an iron moulder who had emigrated to Rhode Island from Leeds in Yorkshire, England, while Catherine was the daughter of Irish immigrants.

Nana worked as a piano tuner for toy pianos made in a Pawtucket factory until the company moved its operations to Winchendon. Nana moved there to work at the new company, Parker & Mason. It was while working in Winchendon that she met, and later married my Grandfather, Earl Dunn, the son of a Rindge NH blacksmith.

Nana’s obituary from the Worcester Telegram is in the Gallery section.

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