DAVENPORT — Funeral services and a Mass of Christian Burial for Eileen M. Dunn, 88, a resident of Davenport, will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017, at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church, 4105 N. Division St., Davenport. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery. The family will greet friends from 4-7 p.m. Friday at the Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home, 614 Main St., Davenport. All are invited to join the family to pray the Rosary at 6:45 p.m. to conclude the visitation.
Eileen died Tuesday, Feb. 21, at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, Bettendorf after a brief illness. She was surrounded by her family at the time of her passing.
Eileen Mary Casey was born July 1, 1928, in Hammond, Indiana, a daughter of John J. and Ruth E. (Smith) Casey. She was united in marriage to John G. “Jack” Dunn on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, 1945, in Crown Point, Indiana, while Jack was home on leave from the Army. Jack was the son of Samuel S. and Lucille (Gardner) Dunn. Jack preceded Eileen in passing on June 25, 2012.
Eileen had worked for Kresge’s and Eagle Foods and later retired from Randall’s Food as the non-food manager in 1984.
Eileen was deeply devoted to her Catholic faith and to our Blessed Mother. She was constantly worrying about others' faith, often offering them a rosary, religious medal or reading material to encourage their spiritual life. She was a charter member of Our Lady of Victory Parish, where she attended Mass daily, a co-founder of their rosary-making group, and hosted weekly prayer groups in her home.
When their son, Patrick, was paralyzed, Eileen and Jack were honored to provide constant care for him in their home for more than 19 years. Eileen obtained her driver’s license after Pat’s injury out of necessity so she could drive to Waterloo and be there for him. She was also devoted to her large family and interested in all their activities.
Eileen enjoyed traveling, making five pilgrimages to Medjugorje, Bosnia, and multiple trips to both Ireland and Italy. She also adored her dogs, which they rescued from animal shelters.
Memorials may be made to Our Lady of Victory Parish for Masses to be offered in Eileen’s name.
Eileen is survived by her children and spouses, Dr. John (Barbara McNeal) Dunn, of Tallahassee, Florida, Maureen “Moe” (William) Martin, of Las Vegas, Margaret “Maggie” (Michael) Shadrick, of Summertown, Tennessee, Daniel (Deb) Dunn, of Bettendorf, David (Sharon Kendall-Dunn) Dunn, of Davenport, and Joseph (Judy) Dunn, of Davenport, 12 loving grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Colleen, in 2000; a son, Patrick Francis, in 2001; son-in-law, Tom Petet; grandson and his wife, Shawn and Lucy Shadrick; grandson-in-law, Mark Ward; her parents; a sister, Colleen Casey; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Donna and Harold “Skeets” Ebbens, and Joyce and Peter Ruhl. May they rest in peace.
The family would like to extend their special thanks for all the prayers from all over the world, Pastoral Care from Our Lady of Victory, and the doctors and nurses from Genesis West and Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, especially her nurse, Diane for all the compassionate and excellent care Eileen received.
Online remembrances and condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting Eileen’s obituary at www.hmdfuneralhome.com.