Dawn Marie Lawson Re - July 13, 1962
Dawn passed away peacefully at home on Friday February 11 , 2011, surrounded by her husband and family.
Beautiful wife of John, and loving devoted mother of Samantha, Matthew and Jason, they lived in Chappaqua , NY. Daughter of Phyllis and Tom Lawson, Dawn was born Newport, Vermont and raised with her siblings Karen, Michael and Pam in Middlebury, Vermont. She was a 1984 graduate of the University of Vermont where she majored in Psychology and Social Services. Dawn met John the summer of 1984 in Southampton, NY and after living in Boston for several years, they were married on April 21, 1990. They then relocated to Manhattan, where Dawn worked as a counselor and teacher for disabled persons at the Foundling Hospital. Dawn and John eventually settled in Chappaqua, where they have raised their three lovely children.
While John was busy coaching, Dawn was very active in the sports and school activities of her children. Dawn was a cyclist and fundraiser completing several century rides and playing Snowball Softball for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. She also became active fundraising, along with her children, for The American Cancer Society's Relay for Life.
She always remained very close to her parents and siblings. Dawn and her family spent summers and holidays with parents, aunts, uncles and cousins in Cape Cod and Southampton.
Dawn returned to school and earned her RN. She went on to work at White Plains Hospital and the Mount Kisco Medical Group.
Her life was full of love and caring for others. Everyone who knew John and Dawn witnessed their boundless love and commitment - they were true soulmates. Her friends and family supported her through her difficult health struggles; she remained cheerful though challenging times with her typical humor and endless smile. She will be profoundly missed by all who loved her.
Friends may call at the Oelker-Cox and Sinatra Funeral Home, 262 E. Main St., Mt. Kisco, NY on Sunday, February 13, from 2-4 and 7-9pm, and Monday, February 14, from 6-9pm. Funeral mass at Sts. John and Mary Church (Chappaqua, NY) on Tuesday, February 15, at 10am. Entombment at Ferncliff Mausoleum. To light a candle or offer words of comfort, please visit www.sinatraffh.com.
In lieu of flowers, please make contribution to the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life through Matt's fundraising page:
main.acsevents.org/site/TR/RelayForLife/RFLFY11EA?px=8930414&pg=personal&fr_id=29416 or Sam's fundraising page: main.acsevents.org/site/TR/RelayForLife/RFLFY11NE?px=8927087&pg=personal&fr_id=29311