Source Credit: Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home

Anna T. McGuinness Dunn
Born in Derry, Northern Ireland on Nov. 4, 1934
Departed on Aug. 21, 2012 and resided in Virginia Beach, VA.

Anna T. McGuinness Dunn, passed away on Tuesday night. She was born in Derry, Northern Ireland on November 4, 1934. She lived in a house at the foot of Bishop Street across from the River Foyle.

She enjoyed spending time with her family and attending mass at the Long Tower Church. She was a factory worker in Tillie and Henderson's before she met David D. Dunn; an American sailor from Minnesota. They were married on August 2, 1960 in North Carolina and began their married life in Norfolk, Virginia. She was preceded in death by her husband, David; her parents, Agnes and Anthony McGuinness and an infant daughter, Maria in 1961.

Mrs. Dunn is survived by her beloved sister, Jean McLaughlin of Derry, Northern Ireland; her three loving children, Gerard Dunn and Deborah Dunn-Carr and husband Chip, both of Virginia Beach, VA and David Dunn and wife Kim Spaulding of Media, PA; five grandchildren, David Dunn and wife Stefanie, Jeanette Blackledge and husband Jason, Anna and Sean Carr and Jake Dunn; one great-grandson, Liam Blackledge; and numerous loving nieces, nephews who live in the town of Derry, Northern Ireland.

Anna Dunn often said her proudest accomplishment in life was watching her children grow to become successful adults. She always encouraged her family to do their best in everything they did. She loved all things Irish. She enjoyed visiting the local Irish dance competitions, listening to music and watching movies.

"Mom you have always overlooked my faults, but never my needs. I love you." Dia is Muire (God and Mary with you.)

A funeral mass will be celebrated at The Catholic Church of the Ascension on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. with the Rev. Fr. Charles Breindel officiating. The burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Indian River Chapel Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. Condolences may be offered to the family at