McHENRY – Ann C. Dawson, 88, of McHenry, passed away Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, at Hearthstone Manor in Woodstock.
She was born March 25, 1924, in Chicago, to Patrick (Ann Houlihan) Powers. On July 8, 1944, she married Lloyd Dawson in Chicago.
When she married, it was after a short six-month courtship with Lloyd that resulted in a loving and 60-year marriage. She was a full-time wife and mother of five children.
She enjoyed visiting over a cup of coffee with friends and family anytime. She was a devout Catholic, proud of her Irish heritage and yet a great Italian cook.
Survivors include her children, Frank (Cindy) Dawson of Great Mills, Md., Sandy (Al) Etten of McHenry, David (Bonnie) Dawson of Lake Forest, Nancy Buttrill of McHenry and James Dawson of Johnsburg; her grandchildren, Kristine (Michael) Dawson-Price, Andrew Dawson, Autumn Dawson-Hawes, Julie (Phil) Dantuma, Joseph and Daniel Buttrill, Eric Etten and Amanda and Lisa Dawson; and great-grandchildren, Jillian Dantuma, Eleanor Buttrill and Summer Punda.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; sisters, Helen and Mae; a brother, Walter; a daughter-in-law, Karen M. Dawson; and a cousin, Kay Burke.
The visitation will be from 9 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral Mass celebration Wednesday, Feb. 27, at St. Mary's Church in Woodstock. Interment will be in The Church of Holy Apostles Cemetery in McHenry.
Her family would like to thank the staff at Hearthstone Manor in Woodstock for the loving and compassionate care given to Ann.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Hospice and Palliative Care of Northeastern Illinois, 405 Lake Zurich Road, Barrington, IL 60010.
Arrangements by Colonial Funeral Home of McHenry. For information, call 815-385-0063.