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Thomas Peter Dunne

June 21, 1947 ~ February 23, 2024 (age 76) 76 Years Old

Thomas Dunne Obituary

Thomas Peter Dunne

Age 76

Of St. Paul, MN

Passed away on Friday, February 23, 2024.

Thomas was born on June 21, 1947 in Clonaslee, County Laois, Ireland. He is survived by his wife Helen Broderick. Tom immigrated to the United States at the age of 2 with his parents John & Anna Dunne. Tom graduated from George Washington High School as Valedictorian class of 1965. He worked at the Chicago Tribune from age 12  until he enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1966. He served 2 tours in Vietnam.  At the end of his enlistment he subsequently joined the Army National Guard and retired as Command Sergeant Major (E09) with 28 years total military service in the following theaters of  action: Viet Nam (2 tours), Haiti, Afghanistan and the Horn of Africa.

He was highly decorated earning a Legion of Merit Medal, Meritorious Service Metal, Joint Service Commendation Medal (2), Army Commendation Medal (5), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with Combat V, Army Achievement Medal (5).

He was a wonderful chef, prolific writer, playwright, acted in amateur theater, licensed pilot, active in his community as a Board member of his Condominium Association and in that role he campaigned for security cameras in Skywalk public spaces. 

One of his proudest achievements was as a member of MENSA.  

Above all, he was a devoted husband and loved by family and so many friends.

Funeral service will be held at 12pm, Tuesday, March 5, at O'Halloran & Murphy (575 Snelling Avenue S). A visitation will begin an hour prior at 11am. An interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery will follow the service. 

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March 5, 2024

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
O'Halloran & Murphy St. Paul
575 S. Snelling Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55116

Funeral Service
March 5, 2024

12:00 PM
O'Halloran & Murphy St. Paul
575 S. Snelling Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55116


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