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Geraldine Ethel Dawson

July 22, 1929 ~ February 12, 2021 (age 91)


Geraldine E. Dawson, 91 Born Geraldine Ethel Rehmann July 22, 1929, Middle Village, Queens, NY Died February 12, 2021, Danbury Hospital (Nuvance Health), Danbury CT “Gerry” lived for decades in Holmes NY, Dutchess County. Geraldine was the daughter of Ethel G. (nee Heissenbüttel) & William H. Rehmann.  She graduated Grover Cleveland High School in Ridgewood NYC in 1947. She was the wife of lithographer & WWII Army veteran John W. Dawson (deceased 2011) married for 62 years until his passing.

She was the mother of Stephen John Dawson (deceased 2014, aged 56) Geraldine was sister to the late Barbara Ruth (nee Rehmann) Caudill and the late William Henry Rehmann, Jr.
She is survived by daughter-in-law Lisa (DeSimone) Dawson and nephews & nieces James Mason, Cathy (Mason) Hardwick, Peter Mason, Stacey (Rehmann) Schneider,  Thomas Rehmann, and Alison (Rehmann) Luparello.  Geraldine was also the aunt to William “Billy” Rehmann III (deceased).  She is also survived by her cousin Carolyn (Hampson) Knauer and sister-in-law Elaine Rehmann. Geraldine was an member of Lakeview Community Church in Carmel, NY.  She was a fitness instructor for many years giving classes at All Sport Health & Fitness Center in Fishkill up until the COVID pandemic forced classes to close.


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