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Brona Galloway Dunn


August 7, 2017

Brona Galloway Dunn, 87, went to be with her Lord Friday, July 28, 2017. One who loved and lived for her family, she passed away peacefully in their presence at her home in Tavernier, Fla.

Born in 1930 to Carl L. Galloway and Ida Owen Galloway, she was raised in Pisgah Forest. She attended nursing school at Grady Hospital in Atlanta and it was there that she met her husband, Robert H. Dunn. They married in 1952, settled in his hometown of Miami, and started their family.

In 1964 the Dunn family moved to Tavernier, where Bob opened the area’s first bank. She raised their five children in the Upper Keys, and was involved in numerous community activities over the years. After her children graduated high school, she returned to work as a home health aide for Monroe County and was beloved by those whom she served.

Her retirement years were spent doing what she loved most, gardening, cooking and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and then great-grandchildren. It was her love of family that sustained her through the last year-and-a-half of her life as she battled cancer.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Carl and Ida Galloway; husband, Robert H. Dunn; brothers, Bill Galloway, Ivan Galloway and Clyde Galloway; and sisters, Delphine Donnelly, Christine Wilson, Ethel Poole, Brenda Spillman and Phylliss Constantine.

She is survived by her children, Jim (Anne) Dunn, Patrick (Nancy) Dunn, Mary (Eric) Griffin, Carol Moody and Donna Dunn; grandchildren, John (Lauren) Dunn, Stephanie (Bobby) Zlockie, Erin (Sam) Muir, Andrew (Ashley) Dunn, Emily (Justin) Carter, Amy Griffin and Christine (Scott) Weeden-Moody; and eight great-grandchildren.

She is also survived by sisters, Sylvia (John) McCrary, Sue Maness, Shirley (Calvin) Tinsley and Patricia Hampton; and brother-in-law, Gus.

Services honoring her life and legacy were held Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017, at San Pedro Catholic Church, followed by a private burial at Palms Woodlawn Ceme-tery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the mission work of Pastor Tony Hammon and Mike Forster or the VNA & Hospice of the Florida Keys at


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