East Kingston, NH — Ronald C. Dawson, 84, died July 6, 2012 at the Rockingham County Nursing Home in Brentwood, NH after a period of failing health. He was born October 12, 1927 in Maynard, MA., son of the late Charles B. and Rachel (Cook) Dawson. Ron grew up in Maynard, MA. and was a graduate of Maynard High School. He enlisted into the United States Coast Guard and served during WWII. Ron was also a veteran of the United States Navy. In 1954, he married Mary-Ellen Woodward. They permanently settled in East Kingston, NH to raise their children. Ron worked for 25+ years and later retired from Suburban Propane. He initially began at the Sudbury, MA branch and was later transferred to the Plaistow, NH office. After retirement, he worked part-time as a Bailiff for 15 years at the Rockingham County Courthouse. Ron was a talented woodworker, who made many beautiful furniture pieces for his family. He farmed his land, raising animals and growing vegetables. He was an extremely hard worker. Mr. Dawson was a member of the VFW in Kingston, Kingston Veterans Club, a Mason with the Gideon Lodge in Kingston, and a former Shriner. Ron was a man of many friends, who will greatly miss him. He was pre deceased by a brother, Bernard Dawson. He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Mary-Ellen Dawson, his son, William W. Dawson, 3 daughters, Leslie H. Dawson, Kelli Dawson, and Tracy-Lynne Dawson, several grandchildren, great grandchildren, 3 sisters, Constance Bartlett, Thelma Greenaway, and Lois Baker, and several nieces and nephews.
ARRANGEMENTS: There are no calling hours or funeral services scheduled at this time. The family would like to thank the Rockingham County Nursing Home for the exceptional care given to Ron for the past several months. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the nursing home, 117 North Rd., Brentwood, NH 03833. To sign the on line guest book, please visit www.brewittfuneralhome.com