Name     Stanley Fredrick Dunn
      June 5, 1927 - November 25, 2018
Service Information     TO BE ANNOUNCED (IN APRIL)
Interment Information     Cambridge Cemetery
76 Coolidge Street
Cambridge
Visitation     TO BE ANNOUNCED
Memorial Donations    


DUNN, Stanley Fredrick of Watertown and Cambridge, 91. We are saddened to announce the passing of Stanley on Sunday 25 November 2018 at Mount Auburn hospital in Cambridge, MA.
Born in New Haven on 05 June 1927, he was son of the late Judge Francis Stanley Dunn and the late Mary Louise (“Molly”) Cronin. Stanley was predeceased by his sisters Geraldine Jennings and “Kay” Begina and his brother Thomas “Tom” Dunn.
Stanley is survived by his former wife Janina Veronika Dunn, his three children Alice Held, Barbara Dunn and John Francis Dunn and his five grand-children Paul, Nils, Katharina, Marius and Louise, all of them living in Germany.
The early loss of both of Stanley’s parents basically plagued his entire life. Raised by his grand-mother and dear Aunt Alice, he joined the US Navy in 1945 as a seaman second class and was honorably discharged having received the Victory, American Theatre and Asiatic Pacific Medals. After two years at Providence College where he studied business administration, he chose to accompany his older sister Gerry and her husband Riley as a child caregiver to Germany in the 1950s. Stanley grew fond of the German culture and proved to be an able and quick language learner. Eventually he met his wife Janina and together with their three children spent his formative adult years living in Germany. He made a living as a commercial clerk and sales representative working for companies such as Wilson, Fairchild, and VW. He permanently returned to the US in 1984 and settled in the Somerville and Cambridge area.
Stanley was a true people person. He enjoyed talking to people and listening to their stories. He will be remembered for his love for music, particularly jazz and swing, his keen interest in history as well as his appreciation for his Irish heritage.
A memorial service will be held in April 2019 (16-26) at the Donovan-Aufiero Funeral Home, 140 Otis Street (6th Street) East Cambridge followed by a rite of Christian burial of his urn at Cambridge Cemetery, Cambridge Veterans section. His children would like to thank the staff of Watertown Health Care and Mrs. Susan Tarlow of the Jewish Family and Children’s Services of Waltham for their wonderful care and support.