SOUTH PORTLAND — Mary Martha (Riess) Dunn, 90, of Broadway, died peacefully Aug. 6, with her family by her side.
She was born April 15, 1925, in Baltimore, the daughter of Charles and Mary Elizabeth Pessagno Riess. She attended Baltimore schools.
Mary married Bernard E. Dunn III, and together they moved to the Orlando, Florida, area to be closer to Bernard’s work at Lockheed-Martin. The couple eventually retired in South Portland.
They both loved to travel, and would often take spontaneous trips together. Mary also loved animals, and was always busy working on projects around her house.
She was a longtime communicant of Holy Cross Church.
Dunn was predeceased by her husband; a sister, Margaret Ledbetter; two brothers, Charles and Jack Riess; and a great-great-granddaughter, Avery Smith.
She is survived by three daughters, JoAnn and her husband, Kenneth Cook, of Waynesboro, Pennsylvania, Cheryl Crawford, of St. Cloud, Florida, and Gigi and her husband, Andrew Coulombe, of South Portland; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; a great-great-granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian burial was scheduled to be celebrated on Thursday, Aug. 20, at 11 a.m., at Holy Cross Church, 124 Cottage Road, South Portland. Burial is to be in Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Bangor at the convenience of the family.
Those who wish may make contributions in Dunn’s memory to VNA Hospice, 50 Foden Road, South Portland, ME 04106.