David Nelson Dunn
David Nelson Dunn
  • April 12, 1940 - October 27, 2017
  • Brielle, New Jersey

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David N. Dunn, 77, of Brielle, NJ, passed away Friday, October 27, 2017 at his home surrounded by his family. Born in New Haven, CT, he lived in Boston, MA, Hanson, MA and Goshen, NY, before moving to Brielle, NJ 27 years ago.

Dave spent his childhood in Hamden, CT where he made lifelong friends and was affectionally referred to as "Dynamite". He graduated from Yale University in 1962. He thoroughly enjoyed working and spent his entire career in the insurance industry at Liberty Mutual, US Life and New York Life.

Dave was a devoted family man who enjoyed skiing, golf, tennis and also playing bridge and chess. He especially loved spending time on Cape Cod. He believed in the human spirit, loved people, cherished books and poetry, and was a lifelong learner.

Dave is survived by his wife of 55 years, Arlene (Bessette); sons, David Erik of Pt. Pleasant Borough, NJ and Adam of Pittsfield, NH; daughter, Gretchen Ingersoll of Londonderry, NH; sister, Marilyn Mapes of Old Saybrook, CT; grandchildren, Korey and Devin Ingersoll, Justin and Layla Dunn.

Visitation will be on Saturday, November 4, 2017 from 2-5 pm at the Neary Quinn Funeral Home, 39 South Street, Manasquan, NJ. Cremation will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations to VNA of Central Jersey Home Care & Hospice, 23 Main St. Suite D-1, Holmdel, NJ 07733.