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Mary Lou Dunham, 78

GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. —  Mary Lou Dunham, 78, of Cottage Street in Great Barrington passed away on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021, at Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield.

Born Sep. 18, 1942, in Pittsfield,  she was the daughter of the late Harry W. and Katherine Ostrander Heath. She was a graduate of the former Searles in Great Barrington.

Mary Lou worked as a dietician at the former Willowood Nursing Home in Great Barrington for many years until she retired in 1986. Prior to that, she worked at the former Pines Nursing Home.

She married her husband, Ervin R. Dunham on November 26, 1971, in Great Barrington and together the couple attended The First Congregational Church in Great Barrington.

Along with her husband of nearly 50 years, Mary Lou is survived by her son Scott W. Dunham and his wife, Lisa M. Dunham, her grandson Cole R. Dunham, two granddaughters Angelena N. Dunham and Alexza M. Dunham.

She also leaves her brother Harry Heath, two sisters, Judy Dunham and Rowena Bazonski, her brother-in-law Charlie Dunham, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other extended family members and friends.

She was predeceased by her brother James Heath.

Funeral services for Mary Lou Dunham will be private. To view the funeral via Zoom go to to find the Mary Lou’s Zoom link. This is also where you may go to send remembrances to her family.

Donations in her memory may be made to The First Congregational Church in Great Barrington through Finnerty &Stevens Funeral Home, 426 Main Street, Great Barrington, MA 01230.

Obituary Provided By: Finnerty & Stevens Funeral Home

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