Anna Maria Dunmore

December 8, 2009

By Contributor

Anna Dunmore

Anna Dunmore

Anna Maria Dunmore, of Issaquah, died Sunday, Nov. 29, 2009. She was 77.A funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. Dec. 11 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Issaquah.

Anna was born May 2, 1932, in Monasterevan, County Kildare, Ireland. She was raised and attended school in Monasterevan. Following primary schooling, Anna moved to England, where she earned her degree in nursing.

She met her husband Ralph in England, and on June 22, 1955, they were married at St. Mary’s in Coventry, England. In 1968, they moved to Issaquah, where they raised their children, Peter and Valerie.

Anna always remained very close to her family in Ireland and visited often. She equally loved her home in Issaquah, so much so that she became an American citizen.

She was a fantastic wife, mother, sister, friend and a wonderful human being. Anna was a very kind and gentle person, always ready to help others with a smile. A friend who knew Anna well describes her as a “perfect lady.” She loved gardening, sewing and crafts, and spending time with her shelties, Susie and Kalli.

She was a devoted and steadfast volunteer at St. Joseph Catholic Church. She helped with the St. Anne’s Guild, the Women’s Club, CCD, weddings, funerals, bazaars, plant sales, the REX program and cooking for any occasion the church was hosting.

Her demise deprives us of a wonderful mother, sister and lifelong friend. We love her to bits and will never forget her as long as we live.

Survivors include her children Valerie Monsey, of Seattle, and Peter Dunmore, of Sammamish. She was preceded in death by her husband Ralph in 2008.

Arrangements are entrusted to Flintoft’s Funeral Home and Crematory, 392-6444.

Friends are invited to view photos and share memories in the family’s online guest book at

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