LONDONDERRY, NH - Debra Ann Pandiscio Dunn, 65, of Londonderry, NH passed away after a courageous fight with Cancer on April 16, 2021. She passed peacefully in the presence of her loving family. Deb was born in Iowa, the oldest of three siblings of the late Anthony and Connie (Kane) Pandiscio. Deb grew up in Needham and Holden, MA. where she graduated from Wachusett Regional High School. She then attended the University of New Hampshire and Boston College where she graduated in with a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary/Special Education. Deb went on to earn her Master’s Degree from Lesley College in Special Education.
Deb had the privilege of growing her early career at St. Ann’s Home in Methuen, MA as a special educator to Director of Education until 2001. Deb then chose to leave the administrative side and go back into the teaching so she could have summers off with her family. Since 2001 Deb has been devoted to the students of the Londonderry School District’s Special Education Department.
Deb is survived by her soul mate and high school sweetheart Neil Dunn, of 49 years together and 42 years of marriage, and her daughter Emily Dunn of Newburyport, MA; her siblings Richard Pandiscio of NY, NY, John Pandiscio of Franklin, MA. and their partners and families; her beloved nieces, nephews, cousins, Aunts and Uncles.
A devoted wife and mother, doesn’t begin to do her justice. Her family, friends and students were her life, whom she sacrificed everything for daily. She loved deeply and was loved by all. Her favorite time spent was with her family and friends, whether at home gardening, sailing, dancing, researching ancestry, road trips, sunsets in Florida and any projects or activities with her husband. She was the most passionate supporter and fan of her daughter’s many sports activities and adventurous life.
There will be no calling hours. A private Christian Funeral Mass will be held at St. Jude Parish in Londonderry. Celebration of Life reception will be held following the Funeral Mass open to family, friends, students and co-workers. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to either St. Ann’s Home School in Methuen, MA. or the Debra Ann Pandiscio Dunn Foundation for support of Special Education Students. www.gofund.me/16419c2b
Arrangements by Driscoll Funeral Home, Haverhill. For guestbook, visit www.driscollcares.com