Diana Louise Dunn died unexpectedly at home on Monday, January 14th, 2019. She was a resident of Newport RI and was an artist drawn to painting the sea.  She graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design and received a Masters in Art from Columbia University.  She leaves behind Thor Jason Gundlach, the light of her life and his father, David J. Gundlach. She will be sorely missed by her mother and father, Eleanor and Edward J. Dunn of West Dennis, MA. Her two sisters will miss her dearly, Joanna E. Dunn of Belmont, MA and Susannah Mary Dunn of New York City.  Diana will be missed by her large extended family as well.

Calling hours will be held from 2-5 pm on Saturday, January 19th, 2019 at the O’Neill-Hayes Funeral Home, 465 Spring Street, Newport, RI.  Burial will be private.  In lieu of a donation, be kind to a friend in need.

This obituary originally appeared on O’Neill-Hayes Funeral Home, see the full obituary here – https://oneillhayes.com/tribute/details/1250/Diana-Dunn/obituary.html#tribute-start

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Belmore has been involved with What’sUpNewp since shortly after its launch in 2012, proudly leading it to be named Best Local News Blog in Rhode Island by Rhode Island Monthly readers in 2018, 2019, and 2020 and an honorable mention in the Common Good Awards in 2021.

Born and raised in Rhode Island, Belmore graduated from Coventry High School and the Community College of Rhode Island. In addition to living in Newport for 10 years, he has lived in Portsmouth, Coventry, Providence, Smithfield, Burrillville, and East Greenwich.

Belmore currently serves as Vice President of the Board Of Directors for Fort Adams Trust and on the Board of Directors for Potter League For Animals. He previously served on the Board of Lucy's Hearth and the Arts & Cultural Alliance for Newport County.

Belmore and his wife, Jen, currently live in Alexandria, Virginia, a move they made in 2021. Read more about that here - https://whatsupnewp.com/2021/09/letter-from-the-publisher-some-personal-news/

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In 2020, Belmore was named Member of the Year by LION and won the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County's Dominque Award.
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