Mildred C. Dunn of Kenmore died Wednesday (Sept. 20, 2000) in Kenmore Mercy Hospital, Town of Tonawanda, after a long illness. She was 94.
Born Mildred C. Rosinski in Depew, she moved at a young age to Perry with her family. In her late teens, she left Perry to take a job at Larkin Co. in Buffalo. She was a proofreader and group leader in the advertising department. She also played basketball for the Larkin team. While employed there, she went to night school to take business courses.
She married Lawrence M. Dunn in 1936. He died in 1969.
Mrs. Dunn had been a parishioner of St. Paul's Catholic Church in Kenmore since the late 1940s. She attended Mass daily and was a member of the Women's Sodality, the church choir and various church and school committees. She was always actively promoting devotion to the Miraculous Medal and to St. Anthony. She was also known as the "Hat Lady" because of the beautiful hats she always wore to church.
Mrs. Dunn was a square dancer since 1964, dancing with the Village Squares Western Style Square Dance Club, where her son Lawrence F. of Kenmore is the caller. She square-danced well into her 80s.
She was an enthusiastic bridge player and gardener. She loved cats, her favorite being Spooky, who was a member of her household for 19 years.
She is also survived by another son, James M. of Kenmore.
Prayers will be said at 8:45 a.m. Saturday in D. Lawrence Ginnane Funeral Home, 3215 Delaware Ave., Kenmore, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:15 in St. Paul's Church, Delaware Avenue at Victoria Boulevard, Kenmore. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Town of Tonawanda.