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Morgan R. Dawson


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Morgan R. Dawson Obituary


Morgan Randolph (Randy) Dawson of West Hartford, Connecticut. Born April 16, 1950 - Died February 17, 2014. It is with great sadness that I, Morgan Elliot Dawson, have to announce that my son, Randy, passed away peacefully on Monday. He was a loving son to his Mother, Jean Marie O'Sullivan Dawson and me. He spent the last years of his life caring with great joy for his Mother who predeceased him in 2011. Since then he has lived with me while he fought his courageous battle with cancer. Randy was a happy person with a love of life and he lived it to its fullest. With his ready smile and sense of humor he bought the best out of everyone he knew usually making them laugh. He leaves behind his sisters: Diane Dawson-Brown and Donna (Dawson) Venoutsos and her husband James. His nieces and nephews: Philip Morgan and Erika Brown, Graeme Kingsland and Lauren Brown, Kaliopi (Venoutsos) and Jamie Lefflbine and Nikitas and Amber Venoutsos. And their children. His cousins: Dale (Dawson) and Joe Petrolito, Drew Kingsland and Kathy Dawson, and the Driscoll and O'Sullivan families. He also leaves his many loyal friends with whom he shared his fortunate life. Professionally he was very successful in the hospitality industry. His passion and infectious personality along with his inherent talent for getting things done made working with him a pleasure. Many will remember his time spent as owner of the Stage Coach Tavern in Newburyport, Massachusetts; however, he also worked in Connecticut, St. Croix, California, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Illinois, New Jersey and New York in management positions receiving prestigious awards for service. During these years he was President of the Ramada Hotel Association of California and the President of the Rockford, Illinois Motel and Hotel Association. He retired after his last project working on the Queen Mary in Long Beach, California and returned home to be with his parents, family and friends. Randy graduated from Manchester Community College where he excelled in communications and enjoyed writing poetry and short stories. He was an avid reader, loved music, movies and art. His sunny disposition and generous nature will be missed by all who knew him. May he rest in peace. The funeral will be Saturday, March 1, beginning with visitation from 11:00 a.m. -12:30 p.m. at the Molloy Funeral Home, 906 Farmington Ave., West Hartford, followed by a celebration of his life at 12:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please donate a favorite book to the West Hartford Public Library in Randy's name. Online expressions of sympathy may be made at www.molloyfuneralhome.com.


Published in The Hartford Courant on Feb. 23, 2014
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