Ellen Beatriz Dunne (Griffin) (1932 - 1997)

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Nicknames: "Lenny"
Birthplace: Tucson, AZ, USA
Death: Died in Nogales, AZ, USA
Cause of death: Multiple sclerosis
Managed by: Natalie Tan
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About Ellen Beatriz Dunne (Griffin)

Ellen Beatriz Dunne was born in Tucson on January 28, 1932, to the late Thomas Francis Griffin and Beatriz Sandoval Griffin of the Yerba Buena Ranch outside Nogales. She attended schools in Tucson, Miss Porter's School in Farmington, CT, Briarcliff Manor College, and the University of Arizona. In 1954 she married Dominick Dunne of New York City. The later moved to Beverly Hills, CA, where their three children were raised. After the murder of her daughter Domnique in 1982, she founded Justice for Homicide Victims, a victims' rights organization, currently with 10,000 members. Her work on behalf of victims' rights was honored by President George Bush at the White House in 1989. After many years residence in California, she returned to Nogales in 1990, where she built a house on land that had once been part of her parent's ranch.

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Ellen Dunne's Timeline

January 28, 1932
Tucson, AZ, USA
Age 21
November 24, 1959
Age 27
Santa Monica, CA, USA
Age 32
January 9, 1997
Age 64
Nogales, AZ, USA