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David C. Dunning

August 22, 1943 — December 18, 2022

Ilion, New York


Ilion, New York-David C. Dunning, 79, of Otsego Street, passed away peacefully with his family by his side, on Sunday Dec. 18, 2022 at Little Falls Hospital.

He was born Aug. 22, 1943, in Little Falls, son of the late Mary Margaret Block of Ilion and Howard Dunning, Sr., of Dolgeville.  He was educated in Ilion schools and attended MVCC before working at Remington Arms, Ilion, retiring after 27 years of service.  He was a veteran of the US Army.  David was a gifted and talented artist.  He was a communicant of Annunciation Church, Ilion.  The most important things in David’s life were his family and his faith. 

Survivors include his wife, Audrey (Baron) Dunning, Esq. of Ilion, son, Travis J. Dunning of Ilion, two grandsons, Evan P. Dunning and Nicholas P. Dunning, step son, Jeffrey Buddenhagen, Jr. and wife Amie of Ilion and their children, Jeffrey, III and Isabelle and is also survived by his brother, Howard “Hiker” Dunning, of Herkimer.

In respecting David’s wishes, there are no calling hours.  A memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, December 26, 2022, commencing at 10:30 am from the Church of the Annunciation, West Street, Ilion with the Rev. Paul Catena, Pastor, officiating.  The family will receive relatives and friends at the conclusion of the Mass in the church vestibule.  A graveside service will commence at 1:30 pm on Thursday, May 11, 2023 at St. Mary's Cemetery, town of Herkimer, where committal prayers will be offered by the Rev. Paul Catena.

Coordination of funeral services are under the direction and care of Mohawk Valley Funerals and Cremations, 7507 State Route 5, between Little Falls and St. Johnsville, 315-508-5131.  

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Service Schedule

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Monday, December 26, 2022

Starts at 10:30 am (Eastern time)

Annunciation Church

50 West St, Ilion, NY 13357

Church of the Annunciation

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Graveside Service

Thursday, May 11, 2023

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