Anne-Marie McNiff Dunn

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Our beloved mother Anne-Marie McNiff Dunn passed away on Tuesday, July 12, 2016, of natural causes. Born August 7, 1927 in Worcester, Mass., she was the daughter of Fordham University Physics Professor William T. McNiff and his wife Alice Fallon McNiff. She met her future husband, Bernard J. Dunn of New York as a student at Fordham where Dr. Dunn taught alongside her father. Graduating with a Masters Degree in Education, she worked as an elementary school teacher prior to her marriage. Always placing home and children first, Mrs. Dunn was also an avid joiner, continuously active in charitable organizations. In later years Dr. and Mrs. Dunn were generous and enthusiastic supporters of Shenandoah University, where they founded the Bernard J. Dunn School of Pharmacy, the Loudoun Hospital Foundation and the Loudoun Symphony.

Mrs. Dunn is survived by her son Col. Bernard J. Dunn, Jr., US Army (Ret), of Dubai and his wife Georgianne; her son William T. Dunn and his wife Sharon of Houston and their children, Joseph Dunn, Katherine Knapp and Elizabeth Gortmaker; her daughter Anne-Marie Hobbs and her husband David Hobbs of Oakton, their children Gemma and Ryan and her son Robert Dunn and his wife Karen of Arlington and their children Jack and Erin.

The family will receive friends at the Money & King Funeral Home, 171 W. Maple Ave., Vienna, Va., on Monday, 18th from 6-8PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, July 19th at 11:00 AM at St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 11900 Lawyers Rd., Reston, Va. A short reception will be held at the church after the Mass and the burial will follow at Fairfax Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Funeral Home:

Money & King Funeral Home

171 W. Maple Ave.

Vienna, VA

US 22180

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  1. Anne-Marie was a grand lady — smart as a whip, kind to all and funny at the most unexpected moments! I will miss our lunches…. Here at Shenandoah University, we are all deeply grateful for the generosity of Anne-Marie and Bernie and their commitment to educating pharmacists for the future. At SU, Anne-Marie was adored for the warmth she showed to everyone and her concern for students, particularly those dealing with challenges life circumstances. She will be greatly missed!

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