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Loretta M. Dunn

November 4, 1917 — April 13, 2019

Loretta M. Dunn, loving wife, mother, sister, aunt and Nana, 101, of State College and formerly
of New Cumberland, passed away peacefully at Aristacare at Hearthside in State College on
April 13, 2019.

Loretta was born on November 4, 1917 to Polish immigrants, the late Stella and Alexander
Mischinski, who settled in the Kingston, PA area. She was preceded in death by her husband,
John H. Dunn, in 1995.

Loretta graduated from high school in Kingston. Upon graduation, she settled in the Harrisburg
area where she worked as a clerk for the federal government.

Loretta was very active in her church, St. Theresa Parish in New Cumberland, making pierogis
and potato pancakes for their social events, working in their thrift shop, counting the church
collections on Sunday mornings and being a member of their Little Flower Club. She loved life
and people and would always welcome everyone to her home for fun, food, and games. She
loved to travel and did so all over the world. In her free time, she loved to play cards with
friends and listen to classical music. Some of her past hobbies included shooting competitive
archery, playing the trumpet, piano and drums in a band, taking trips to Atlantic City, playing
bingo, making ceramic pottery, and sewing.

She is survived by her son, Dennis (Pamela) Dunn of Boalsburg, PA; sister-in-law, Eleanor
Mischinski of Pinehurst, NC; granddaughter, Angela Foreman of Arlington, VA; granddaughter,
Erin (Thomas) Brown, of Harrisburg; great grandchildren, Kassen & Ethan Foreman and Reece &
Sage Brown; and nephews, Richard (Nancy) Mischinski of Nashville, TN, Paul (Eileen) Mischinski
of Winston Salem, NC, Mark (Carole) Mischinski of Telford, PA, and Carl Mischinski of Indian
Trail, NC, and their families.

Along with her husband, Loretta was preceded in death by a son, Vincent; her sister, Victoria
Bogousky; her brother, Dr. Matthew Mischinski; and a great-grandson, James Chase Foreman.
Her family would like to thank Brookline, Juniper Village, and Hearthside for taking good care of
her these past twelve years.

Arrangements were entrusted to Parthemore Funeral Home & Cremation Services, New
Cumberland, PA. Graveside services will be held at The Gate of Heaven Cemetery in
Mechanicsburg, PA at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, April 17, 2019.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Theresa Parish, 1300 Bridge St. New
Cumberland, PA 17070.

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