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Pauline Dunn
  • In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Pauline's memory to:
  • The Fisher House Boston
    1400 VFW Parkway
    West Roxbury, MA 02132

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“I just learned of Miss Polly's death. She was my children's dance teacher for many years. My children loved Miss Polly. She was kind and loving...Read More »
1 of 17 | Posted by: Judy Sullivan - Westwood, MA

“Dear Tommy, Thomas, and Polly Ann, I just learned this evening that Polly passed away and I am still in shock. Polly was amazing to me in every way....Read More »
2 of 17 | Posted by: Mary Jane Brady - Walpole, MA

“Same smile shining through! RIP Polly! ”
3 of 17 | Posted by: Carolyn Mason

“So sorry to hear of Miss Polly's passing. She was indeed a role model to so many of her students, ”
4 of 17 | Posted by: Cathy Quinn - Westwood, MA

“I met Polly and her family here on Guam. She and Tom would visit me way over here in Talofofo and we always had great times . I am originally from...Read More »
5 of 17 | Posted by: jeff pleadwell - talofofo, MA

“I knew Polly as the mother of Polly Ann who was my daughter's teacher as well as of Tommy who was my student. A wonderful family and a wonderful...Read More »
6 of 17 | Posted by: Kathleen Fitzgerald - Norwell, MA


7 of 17 | Posted by: Christine Regan - Westwood, MA

“Polly made everyone she taught feel special and graceful and loved. She knew how to find the strengths in the children and teenagers she taught....Read More »
8 of 17 | Posted by: Molly,Sammy, Sue and Adam Wolf - MA

“Polly was my dear sister in law and a wonderful aunt to my children. She was truly beautiful inside and out. The Dunn home in Westwood was always...Read More »
9 of 17 | Posted by: A friend

“My teacher,friend,mentor and one of the most significant people in my life, you will be forever remembered. You saw me through the good, bad and ugly...Read More »
10 of 17 | Posted by: Lori Lamb - Norwood

“I cherish our 58years of friendship.You will live in my heart forever.I watched you grow up,from a teenager to a dynamic woman.From Miss...Read More »
11 of 17 | Posted by: Joan Kelly - Bourne Cape Cox, MA

“Miss Polly taught my daughter Kasey dance for 15 years. Polly always was the epitome of grace, kindness, and love. She was not only a great dance...Read More »
12 of 17 | Posted by: A friend

“Polly was a beautiful woman, inside and out. She was an inspiration to young women and young men who had an interest in dance. Her ever-present...Read More »
13 of 17 | Posted by: Beth Sawyer - Quincy, MA - Friend

“I only met you once while on holiday but we clicked and made friends with you and Tom you kept in touch when you didn't have to even sending...Read More »
14 of 17 | Posted by: David Brooker - England

“Dear Miss Polly,You were the kindest person I have ever known. You taught my girls and so many others to be proud of themselves, no matter what! You...Read More »
15 of 17 | Posted by: Karen Mellor - Westwood

“Miss Polly was an amazing dance teacher to so many girls. She made each girl feel so special and they loved her dearly.We will always have fond...Read More »
16 of 17 | Posted by: Pamela Dukeman

“We are so very sorry for your loss. Polly was a very special and fun friend. She loved you all more than life.We just arrived in Hilton Head for 2...Read More »
17 of 17 | Posted by: Jane and Charlie Duffy


DUNN – Pauline E. "Polly" (Egan), of Westwood, died March 4th, 2016. Polly was born in Boston on September 23, 1940 to Beatrice and Thomas Egan. On June 26, 1965, she married the love of her life for more than fifty years, Thomas J. Dunn. She was the loving mother of Polly A. McLeod and Thomas E. Dunn (wife Kozue) and devoted grandmother of Alicia Kelley (husband William) and Kailey McLeod. She will be greatly missed by her dear friends, Marguerite Camozzi, Cheryl Matthews, and Stephanie Mondesire. She leaves a legacy of love, and was the definition of friendship. Polly devoted her life to her family and her work as a dance instructor. For over fifty years, Polly was a mentor and role model for countless young women. She not only taught them dance, but she taught them to give back as well. Through her volunteer dance performances at Boston's Children's Hospital, she brought joy to innumerable children and parents over many years. Relatives and friends are invited to attend visiting hours in the Holden, Dunn and Lawler Funeral Home, 55 High Rock St. (off Route 109) Westwood on Wednesday March 9th from 3-8pm. Funeral from the funeral home on Thursday morning March 10th at 10am followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Most Precious Blood Church, 30 Centre St., Dover at 11am. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Pauline's memory to The Fisher House Boston, 1400 VFW Parkway, West Roxbury, MA 02132.

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