In memory of
Donna (Smythe) Dawson
In memory of
Donna (Smythe) Dawson
Donna (Smythe) Dawson CANANDAIGUA - Donna (Smythe) Dawson, age 80, left us quietly on Friday, Oct. 16, 2020, after a short illness. She is survived by three children, David (April) Dawson, Michael (Michelle) Dawson and Debra Dawson; father of her children, Ramon "Monty" Dawson; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three siblings, Theodore "Pete" (Sharon) Smythe, Joyce (John) Murray and Steve (Beth) Smythe; and several nieces and nephews. Donna was born in Canandaigua and was the daughter of Theodore and Doris (Wilkenson) Smythe. She was a graduate of St. Mary's School, Canandaigua Academy and Nazareth College. Donna served her country as a U.S. Marine. She taught English at Finger Lakes Community College and tutored local prisoners who were working on earning their GEDs. For many years Donna owned and operated M & D's Igloo, an ice cream parlor in Cheshire, where she employed young people who remained lifelong friends. She was an active member of the Zion Fellowship and was very grateful for the years of support from her church family. Donna enjoyed preparing home-cooked treats for family and friends and was especially known for her irreplaceable preserved sweet pickles, homemade pizza, donuts and chicken with biscuits. She was an avid reader, mediocre euchre player and really good scrabble player who loved laughing with friends. Donna will be missed by all who knew her and will be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Services are private. Interment will be in Pine Bank Cemetery, Cheshire. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Zion Fellowship, 5188 Bristol Road, Canandaigua, NY 14424. Arrangements are by Johnson-Kennedy Funeral Home Inc., Canandaigua. Condolences may be offered at www.johnsonkennedy.com .
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In memory of
Donna (Smythe) Dawson
Donna (Smythe) Dawson CANANDAIGUA - Donna (Smythe) Dawson, age 80, left us quietly on Friday, Oct. 16, 2020, after a short illness. She is survived by three children, David (April) Dawson, Michael (Michelle) Dawson and Debra Dawson; father of her children, Ramon "Monty" Dawson; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three siblings, Theodore "Pete" (Sharon) Smythe, Joyce (John) Murray and Steve (Beth) Smythe; and several nieces and nephews. Donna was born in Canandaigua and was the daughter of Theodore and Doris (Wilkenson) Smythe. She was a graduate of St. Mary's School, Canandaigua Academy and Nazareth College. Donna served her country as a U.S. Marine. She taught English at Finger Lakes Community College and tutored local prisoners who were working on earning their GEDs. For many years Donna owned and operated M & D's Igloo, an ice cream parlor in Cheshire, where she employed young people who remained lifelong friends. She was an active member of the Zion Fellowship and was very grateful for the years of support from her church family. Donna enjoyed preparing home-cooked treats for family and friends and was especially known for her irreplaceable preserved sweet pickles, homemade pizza, donuts and chicken with biscuits. She was an avid reader, mediocre euchre player and really good scrabble player who loved laughing with friends. Donna will be missed by all who knew her and will be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Services are private. Interment will be in Pine Bank Cemetery, Cheshire. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Zion Fellowship, 5188 Bristol Road, Canandaigua, NY 14424. Arrangements are by Johnson-Kennedy Funeral Home Inc., Canandaigua. Condolences may be offered at www.johnsonkennedy.com .
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