Debra Ann (Pandiscio) Dunn

1955 - 2021

Londonderry, NH


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.

 Arrangements by Driscoll Funeral Home, Haverhill. For guestbook, visit

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Rick and Pegge

May 8, 2021 7:56 AM

What a most beautiful couple.  God created a very special lady who marries a very special guy.  It was a true love affair with a beautiful daughter.  Life is not very kind at times.  Yet God allowed so many years together with so many precious memories.  Knowing Deb leaves warm memories of the times we shared together with our families..
We love you Neil.
May this song somehow encourage you a little bit at this time..

Precious memories, unseen angels
Sent from somewhere to my soul
How they linger, ever near me
And the sacred past unfolds
Precious memories how they linger
How they ever flood my soul
In the stillness, of the midnight
Precious sacred scenes unfold
Precious father, loving mother
Fly across the lonely years
And old home scenes of my childhood
In fond memory appears
Precious memories how they linger
How they ever flood my soul
In the stillness, of the midnight
Precious sacred scenes unfold
I remember Mother praying
Father too, on bended knee
The sun is sinking, shadows falling
But their prayers still follow me
Precious memories how they linger
How they ever flood my soul
In the stillness, of the midnight
Precious sacred scenes unfold
Precious memories fill my soul  

Don and Cathy Delery

May 7, 2021 5:44 PM

So very sorry to hear about Deb's passing.  She was absolutely wonderful to work with at St. Ann's - so caring and positive in working with the children and staff!  Our deepest sympathy to Neil and Emily. Both of you and the rest of Deb's family will be in our prayers.

Don and Cathy Delery

Denis Grandbois

May 5, 2021 6:20 PM

So sorry to hear of Deb's passing.  She was a passionate and dedicated teacher and Administrator at St. Ann's where I had the pleasure to get to know her..

Denis Grandbois

Katherine Lyon

May 4, 2021 7:05 PM

Deb was a valued member of the St.Ann's family. Her efforts changed the lives of many students. She will not be forgotten. RIP Deb. Kathy Lyon

Darlene Timlin

May 4, 2021 9:04 AM

I got to know Deb this year in a remote setting.  But even through the computer she made me feel like we had known each other forever.  You could feel she love and concern for all her students.  She was such a kind and loving women and she will be greatly missed!  I am so sorry for your loss Neil and Emily.  You are all in my prayers and thoughts.  Let her light shine on you always.  

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