Milestones, Obituaries


BELLOWS FALLS – Joanne W. Dawson, 79, of Rockingham Street, died Tuesday, September 15, at the Jack Byrnes Center, in Lebanon, N.H. She was born on March 4, 1941, in Lowell, the daughter of Melvin and Marie (Mackenzie) Warner. She graduated from St. Michael’s high school in Newport. Following school, Joanne worked for the State of Vermont in the personnel department, was owner of the Greensboro Bend General Store, Under the Rainbow Jewelry store, and worked for Whitney Blake, Melsur and McGirr’s nursing home in Bellows Falls, prior to her retirement. Joanne loved being outdoors and gardening as she had a green thumb, and loved taking long walks, and cook outs. She loved animals, especially her cat, Oscar.

Joanne was predeceased by her parents and her husband, Edward F. Dawson. She is survived by her children Robert John Booth Jr. and his wife Lisa of Lowell and daughter Penny R. Renaud and her husband Robert of Bellows Falls; brother Patrick Warner of Orleans; grandchildren Melvin, Virginia and her boyfriend, Jerry; Ethan Booth, and April and Mariah Renaud; and four great-grandchildren: Alyssa, Alexis, LaRaine, and Sierra. She was also predeceased by two infants, Robin and Christine, brother David and sister Janette Jones

A graveside burial service will be held on Saturday, September 26, at 1 p.m., in the Oakhill Cemetery in Bellows Falls. The Fenton and Hennessey Funeral Home in Bellows Falls are assisting with the arrangements.

Following the service there will be a gathering at 212 Rockingham St., Lot 7.

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