Anne Frances Dunbar


Anne Frances Dunbar 86, passed away on Monday, February 20, 2017, after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Ballston Spa, NY on October 15, 1930, she was the daughter of Daniel and Mary Sweeney.

She was a graduate of Ballston Spa High School and Mildred Elley Business School.
As a youngster, Anne was one of the first employees of Stewart’s in Ballston Spa.

Anne started her career as an Executive Secretary at General Electric. After raising her family, she went back to work at Wood Road Elementary School in Ballston Spa as Executive Secretary to the principal, Rosemary Hunter. Anne’s family was her life and she supported them in every way. She enjoyed taking family vacations and camping. She was proud of her Irish heritage and traveled to Ireland three times. She enjoyed music and singing. Anne was an avid gardener and sold her vegetables to several area hotels and restaurants.

Anne was a devoted communicant of St. Mary’s Church in Ballston Spa. She taught religious education and sang in the Choir. She worked in the library at St. Mary’s School for many years.

She was predeceased by her parents Daniel and Mary Sweeney, her siblings Michael, Genevieve, Peter and Daniel; husband John Dunbar and their daughters Mary and Theresa.

Anne is survived by her children Joseph (Jackie) of Florence, MA, Francis (Sherri) of Black River, John (Lisa) of Ballston Spa, Catherine Clements (Timothy) of Malta, Patricia Dunbar Richmond of Ballston Spa and Paul of Ballston Spa; grandchildren Andrea Clements (fiancé Jon), Alex Clements, Trenton Dunbar (Emily), Hudson Dunbar, Caroline Dunbar and Rachel Richmond; and many nieces and nephews.

A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 9:30am Friday, February 24 at St. Mary’s Church, Milton Avenue, Ballston Spa. Burial will follow in St. Peter’s Cemetery, Saratoga Springs. There will be no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary’s School, 40 Thompson Street, Ballston Spa, NY 12020.

Guest Book

Linda Voehringer

So sorry for your loss Tricia ... may she rest in peace.

Michele(Connors) & Michael Kowalski

Dear Paul and family,

Michele and I were sorry to hear about your mother.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Mike and Michele

Laura Martino

So sorry for your loss Trish. Sending prayers and healing energy to you and your family. Your Mom will always be around you and all her loved ones in spirit.

Milt and Janice Connors

Paul and family,

So sorry to have missed your moms Mass service. Anne was a beautiful soul and all were fortunate to have known her.

Please accept Milt and my condolences on her passing. She will always be with you.

John and Lola Beal

To Joe, Jackie and Caroline and the Dunbar family
With heartfelt sympathy in the loss of someone so very special !

Jackie Bentley

Dear Patricia and Paul, I am so sorry for your loss. Your Mom was truly one of a kind. She was a beautiful soul. She always saw the good in everyone and I was honored to have been fortunate enough to know her. My prayers are with you and family. With Sincere Sympathy, Jackie Bentley

Sarah Winderlin

I am so very sorry for your loss...please know that you are in my thoughts and heart during this very sad time.

Cindy & Miles Brown

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family. Anne was a wonderful person and a great neighbor in our old neighborhood. She was an amazing woman. She treated our kids just like her own. When they went to Wood Road Anne always was watching out for them. Always asked about them later on in years. We will remember her with love always.RIP Anne!

Dulores Rutkowski

My heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with all of you today. Peace.

Kate Bolibaugh

Trish...my heart aches for you. She was such a lovely and beautiful soul and leaves an amazing legacy in you. I'm thinking of you and praying for you....always. Kate

Rich Castrina

To Frances and entire Dunbar Family, very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Scott Ovitt

To Trish Racheal and the Dunbar family. So sorry for your loss . Your mom was a very loving and caring person. Thoughts and Prayers are with you. May she R.I.P.

Katharine and Patrick Winderlin

Anne Frances was a devoted wife, a loving and proud mother and a caring and courageous woman.

Ron Richmond

She was loved by all.......

Helen Endres

Sending thoughts and prayers to Cathy and her family at this difficult time.

Anita Tompson Pedersen

Patty and Cathy, I am so sorry to hear of your Moms passing. My thoughts & prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

Shelley Derby

To Cathy and Family, Thinking of you. May the memories of your loved one help you get thru this difficult time.

Shelley Derby