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Marie A. Dawson

February 10, 1949 - December 4, 2018

Marie A. Dawson, age 69, of Bear, DE, passed away suddenly at home on Tuesday, December 4, 2018.

Born in Wilmington, DE on February 10, 1949, she was a daughter of the late Leo B. and Gladys M. Callahan.  Marie worked as a clerk for the State of Delaware in the Division of Visually Impaired.  Following retirement, she worked full time for the VA Hospital in Elsmere, where she also retired.  Marie also enjoyed her part time work at Bayshore Ford.

Marie’s fondest memories were spending time with her family, especially her granddaughters and vacationing to Disney World.  She enjoyed shopping and watching soap operas.  In her spare time, Marie loved flower and vegetable gardening.  She regularly attended St. Margaret of Scotland R.C. Church.

In addition to her parents, Marie was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph W. Dawson Jr.; brothers, William Joseph and Bernard L. Callahan; and sister, Barbara J. Callahan.  She is survived by her son, Joseph W. Dawson III (Shannon); brothers, Kenneth D. Callahan and Randall C. Callahan (Susan); granddaughters, Samantha M. and Haylie M. Dawson; and many nieces and nephews.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 12 noon, on Monday, December 10, 2018, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 12 noon.  Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE.

 In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Marie’s memory to Wilmington Manor Volunteer Fire Company – Station 28, 301 North Dupont Hwy, New Castle, DE 19720.

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  • I’m so sorry for your loss,we are sending our prayers.

  • Dear family of Marie,
    I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Losing someone you love in death can be so painful. You have my sincerest condolences. I hope you find true and lasting comfort during this difficult time of grief (2 Corinthians 1:3,4, John 5:28,29)!

  • So sorry for your loss. Thinking of you guys.

  • So Sorry for your loss,,Thoughts and Prayers to you and your Family and may God Bless your Mother,,

  • So sorry to hear of your loss. She will truly be missed.

  • Prayers to you and your family.

  • Kenny & Randy:
    Was so sorry to hear of the passing of Marie. Seeing this brings back so many good memories of the times we shared.
    We think of you often and you both are in our prayers.
    Sincerely,
    Chris and Shirley George

  • So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Seding hugs and love to you.

  • Joe, Sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. You’re in my thoughts and prayers brother.

  • So sorry to hear of Marie’s passing, she was a good friend and co-worker. She taught me a lot about work and life, I will miss our phone conversations. Sending wishes for peace and healing for Joey, Shannon, Samantha and Haley.

  • Marie had a heart of gold. I worked with her at her last position at the hospital. Marie had a very outgoing personally, and love to speak to people. Marie loved her family very much enjoyed going to Florida every year on vacation. Marie touched my heart, and always had a life long lesson to teach me. May God Bless her and her Family, and may she watch over her family and friends….

  • I am so sorry to hear of Marie’s passing. She was an amazing person with so much knowledge and a flare for life. I pray God gives you strength to get through this trying time and that he holds Marie in the palm of his hand. God bless you all.