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Margaret Dawson

Obituary of Margaret E. Dawson

April 21, 2018. Margaret is predeceased by her loving husband, George Dawson. She is survived by her children, David (Patti) Dawson, Rosanne (Tim Crippen) Sydor & Theresa (Jim) Smith; grandchildren, David Dawson, Christina (Charles Zenns) Sydor, Suzanne (Sean) Treacy, Andrea (Matthew) Muerb, Jennifer Smith, Matthew (Kristi) Sydor; great-granddaughter Alyssa Dawson; several nieces, nephews & dear friends. For more information please visit

Margaret's visitation will be Thursday 4-8 PM at the funeral home, 1411 Vintage Lane, (Between 390 & Long Pond Rd.). Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, 9:30 AM at St. Lawrence Church, 1000 N. Greece Rd., followed by her burial in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to Craig A. Goodrich Dog Shelter, 80 Railroad Ave., Hamlin, NY 14464 in her memory.

Margaret was born June 26, 1930 in Rochester NY. Her parents Gaetano & Maria Rosa made their home on Verona St. in the city of Rochester.

She attended St. Anthony’s grade school and was a graduate of Nazareth Academy. Once out of school Margaret began working for the Rochester City School District as a secretary. After 25 years of service she retired and the rest of her retired years she was very active in her grandchildren’s life.

It was a chance meeting that brought Margaret and her true love George together. George was immediately taken back by Margaret and immediately said I am going to marry her. Margaret didn’t initially share George’s enthusiasm. Their love wasn’t to be denied, the two were eventually married at St. Patrick’s Church in Rochester.

Margaret was a very faith filled person. She attended daily mass. She volunteered regularly at St. Lawrence Church.

She was an avid reader and her musical taste included the Three Tenor’s and Religious Music.

Margaret will be remembered as: strong, independent, resilient, generous, giving, serious and quiet. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.


Visitation at Funeral Home

4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday, April 26, 2018
Bartolomeo & Perotto Funeral Home, Inc.
1411 Vintage Lane
Rochester, New York, United States


9:30 am
Friday, April 27, 2018
St. Lawrence Church
1000 North Greece Road
Rochester, New York, United States

Final Resting Place

Holy Sepulchre Cemetery
2461 Lake Ave.
Rochester, New York, United States
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