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Richard J. Dawson

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Richard J. Dawson

AGE: 79 • Monroe

Richard J. Dawson age 79 of Monroe passed away peacefully on Wednesday September 25, 2013 at his home with his family at his side. Born in Orange he had resided in Spotswood before moving to Monroe 10 years ago. Before his retirement 17 years ago he was a professional painter for 43 years working through the International Brotherhood of Painters Local 26. Mr. Dawson was a communicant of Saint Mary of Ostrabrama R. C. Church in South River.

He is predeceased by his parents John & Anna Dawson and his sister Dolores King. Surviving are his wife Joyce Devereaux Dawson, his children and their spouses James & Terri Dawson of Wyoming, Christine & Lance Gomes of Pt Pleasant, Nancy & Tom Wilson and Regina & Christopher Van Dusen of Monroe Township, his grandchildren Heather, Dale, Ted, Sarah, Meghan, Zachary, Molly, Jessica, Hannah, Devin and Jack, his great grandson Kade, and his sister Mary Ann Giamella of Toms River.

Funeral services will be held Saturday 8:30am from the Maliszewski Funeral Home 218 Whitehead Avenue South River followed by a 9am mass at Saint Mary of Ostrabrama R. C. Church in South River with burial to follow at Holy Cross Burial Park, South Brunswick. Calling hours at the funeral home will be held Friday from 6pm to 9pm. The family has requested that in lieu of flowers donations in Richard's name be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society 14 Commerce Drive, Cranford, N.J. 07016. Letters of condolence may be sent to the family at

Published in Home News Tribune on Sept. 26, 2013
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