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Mary Tyler Carpenter Dunn
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LACONIA — Mary Tyler Carpenter Dunn, a resident of Laconia and formerly a resident of Shrewsbury, Mass., died on July 22, 2009, at age 97.

She was born in Northfield, Minn., on June 21, 1912.

After graduating from the University of Iowa in 1933, she worked in the publishing business in Minneapolis, Minn., before she married her first husband, Carroll C. Carpenter, in 1936. She moved to New England after his death in 1944.

Mary was very active in state and local community affairs when living in Shrewsbury. She served with the League of Woman Voters, was a troop leader for the Girl Scouts, and belonged to both the Shrewsbury Woman's Club and Shrewsbury Historical Society.

She was a long-time member of All Saints Episcopal Church in Worcester, Mass., and enrolled in post-graduate studies at Clark University.

While living in New York City with her husband of 53 years, Arthur A. dunn, Mary served as a correspondent with the Foster Parents Plan.

She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Her husband, Arthur, passed away in 1998.

She is survived by four sons: John T. Carpenter of Laconia, George W. Carpenter of Gilmanton, and Arthur A. Dunn Jr. and Tyler C. Dunn of Chelmsford, Mass.; eight grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

There will be a service at noon on Saturday, Aug. 8, in Union Episcopal Church on Old Church Road in West Claremont. The family will receive friends in the church following the burial service at the church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are suggested for Union Episcopal Church, PO Box 902, Claremont NH 03743.

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