William Francis Dawe
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Red Hook - William Francis Dawe, June 25, 1955 ~ September 15, 2013…"Because Nice Matters".
Born in Yonkers, NY, to Jane Bryson McCormack and Arthur Ford Dawe, he lived his formative years there. Bill was a Manhattan College and Maryknoll School of Theology graduate. In 1979 Bill joined the Capuchin Franciscan Order, where he served the Church and God's people for 17 years.
He left public ministry in 1996 and assisted people as a financial advisor, eventually leaving the financial services field and finishing his career as the Director of Public Relations and Professional Liaison for Hospice and Palliative Care of Westchester.
Bill was known for his wit, welcoming personality, willingness to help, and his love of bringing people together. He will be sorely missed.
He is predeceased by his Father and Mother. Uncle Andrew McCormack and Aunt Mary Kochetta.
Bill leaves behind his two brothers; Arthur and Jon and their families, his dear friends, his extended family and his partner of 16 years; Scott P. Leet.
Friends may call at the Burnett & White Funeral Homes, 7461 S. Broadway, Red Hook, NY on Thursday, September 19, 2013 from 5 to 8 pm.
Calling hours will also be held on Friday, September 20th at the Whalen & Ball Funeral Home, 168 Park Ave., Yonkers, NY 10703 from 4 to 8 pm. .
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at Sacred Heart Church, 110 Shonnard Place, Yonkers, NY on Saturday at 11:30 am. Cremation will be private.
Memorial donations may be made in Bill's memory to Hospice & Palliative Care of Westchester, 311 North St. White Plains, NY 10605.
Arrangements are under the direction of Burnett & White Funeral Homes 7461 S. Broadway, Red Hook, NY.
For directions, or to sign the online guest book, please visit www.Burnett-White.com.
Published in the Poughkeepsie Journal from Sept. 18 to Sept. 20, 2013