Wanda J. Dunn, 89, of Darien passed away at home surrounded by her loving family on Monday, April 25, 2022. She was born in Itmann, W. Virginia on June 15, 1932 to the late Florio and Giustina Maria Vecellio Pais.
Wanda grew up in the mountains of W. Virginia with her four siblings. After high school, she obtained a degree in secretarial studies. A highlight of her early years was a solo trip on the Andrea Doria to visit family in Italy. Wanda later moved to Richmond, VA, where she worked as an executive secretary. Upon marriage, she relocated to the Northeast, became a mother, and settled in Darien. Wanda eventually resumed secretarial work, first at Scott Associates and finally at Pierson Law Firm. Throughout her later years, Wanda was an avid YMCA member and Italian student.
Wanda is survived by her husband, Thomas R. Dunn, her children, Juliette Dunn and Matthew Dunn, and her grandchildren, Cedric Petion and Justin Petion.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on May 28 at 11:30 am at St. John RC Church, 1986 Post Road, Darien. Interment will be private and there will be no calling hours.
The family requests that donations be made in Wanda’s memory to Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County or Wheel It Forward.
The Nicholas F. Cognetta Funeral Home & Crematory is honored to assist the family with the funeral arrangements.
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