William M. Dundon III

William Martin Dundon III of Mashpee died December 30 at Royal of Cotuit Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Mashpee. He was 72.

He was the husband of Karen L. (Cahill) Dundon for 39 years.

The son of William M. Dundon Jr. and Florence (MacDougall) Dundon, he was born in Boston and raised with his parents and large extended family on Centre Street in Jamaica Plain. All the summers of his childhood were spent with family at his grandmother’s house in West Yarmouth, where he developed a love for Cape Cod and the ocean.

After graduating from Catholic Memorial High School in 1965, Mr. Dundon followed in his parents’ footsteps and attended St. Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia; there he would meet many people who became lifelong friends.

He began his career with Pepperidge Farm, Inc. He was promoted and transferred to California, where he met the woman who would become his wife in 1978. They later moved to Denver, Colorado, where Mr. Dundon became a sales manager for Cobe Laboratories.

Although Mr. Dundon was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis at age 40, he never let it get in his way of enjoying his family or friends. He was known for his quick wit that made everyone laugh and enjoy themselves in his presence. He was an avid sports fan, rooting for all his favorite hometown teams.

In 2002 the Mashpee Board of Selectmen voted unanimously to appoint Mr. Dundon as member-at-large to the Mashpee Americans with Disabilities Act Committee.

In addition to his wife, he leaves his son, Bryant K. Dundon, and granddaughter, JuliAnn Dundon, both of Mashpee.

He was predeceased by both parents, with the recent loss of his mother in October.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday, January 11, at 10 AM at St. Anthony’s Church, 167 East Falmouth Highway.

Burial will be private.

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