The Memorial Service for Mrs. Dawn L. Gault, age 62, of Cape Vincent, will be Saturday, Jan. 25, at 11am at the Cape Vincent United Church with Reverend Mark Pierce, Pastor officiating. Following the service there will be “Dawn’s Beach Party” Celebration of Life at the Cape Vincent American Legion.
Dawn died Saturday, Jan 18, at Upstate Medical University after fighting a courageous 4 ½ year battle of Multiple Myeloma, where she was surrounded always by her family.
Dawn was born January 27, 1951, in Rochester, the daughter of Donald and Ann McDonald Fudge.
She married Gary Gault, April 24, 1971.
Dawn was a waitress for many years while her children were growing up. She was Assistant Manager at one time at Fashion Bug and also was Manager of Payless Shoe Store in Watertown where she was recognized, out of 27 area Store Managers, as best performance and sales of the year Manager.
In 2007, Dawn returned to working in Schools after 13 years in retail as CSE Secretary at Lyme Central School until being diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma in 2009.
Dawn was past President of the Cape Vincent Legion Ladies Auxiliary and a Past Matron and member of the Eastern Star.
She enjoyed shopping, knitting and doing various crafts and was known for making her Cancer Awareness jewelry. Most importantly she loved going on vacation and visiting with her sister in Virginia Beach.
Surviving besides her husband Gary, is her mother Ann Fudge of Rochester; two daughters; Carrie Anne (Mark) Smith of Cape Vincent, Angela (Angie) Gault of Watertown; one son Gregory (Carrie Lynn) Gault of Pennsylvania; three grandchildren, Tyler and Jordan Smith of Cape Vincent and Zoey Gault of Pennsylvania; a sister, Gayle Fudge of Virginia; two half-brothers, Scott (Skip) Fudge and Jay McDonald; nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, please donate in Dawn’s name to the International Myeloma Foundation, 12650 Riverside Drive, Suite 206, North Hollywood, California 91607.
Dear Carrie and family,
Prayers for your peace and comfort. May God console you and give you a sign that your mom is at peace.
Lisa O’Driscoll and family
Angie~ I’m so sorry for the loss of your Mom…. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family….
Debby and Martin White
Gary and family, We are so sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you. I will never forget Dawn coming into Aubreys on Sunday mornings after church, and no matter what kind of day, week or month she had had, she was always happy, positive, smiling, joking and never feeling sorry for herself. She will truly be an inspiration to everyone on how to make the most of everyday you have left and continue to live everyday to the fullest. I’m sure you are very proud of her, for a lot of things but one thing for sure is that she fought the battle like a true lady. Dawn was lucky to have the love and support of all her family, and I’m sure she is still here, and will NOW help YOU get through these difficult days that all of YOU will be facing. Again, I’m so sorry! Debby
Pete & Joanne Radley
Gary & family, So sorry to hear of your loss. May our thoughts and prayers be with you at this time.
Dear Gary, Angie and family, On behalf of the Lyme Central Relay for Life team, we extend our sincere condolences on the passing of Dawn. She was such a lovely lady. I personally will always remember her positive nature and her persistence to remain happy and caring in spite of the hardships she faced. She truly embodied “sunshine.” I am glad that I was able to get to know her a bit and work with her for a little while at Lyme. I hope you all can take comfort in the knowledge that she is at peace, with no suffering any more, and that one day, you will all be together again – sharing in a great family reunion! In the meantime, we will continue the fight to beat cancer in Dawn’s memory. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Sincerely, Lin Towne
Mr. G and Family,
I am very saddened to hear of Dawn’s passing. She was such a kind lady and played a large role in my childhood being she worked in our restaurant for such a long time. I’m sure I drove her crazy at times, but she was always so nice to me. She will be remembered fondly.
Dear Carrie and family,
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Carrie I’m very sorry about the loss of your mom. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family thru this difficult time.
Heidi and Brian Edgar
Gary and children,
Our hearts are with you. May Dawn rest in peace now and may you find some degree of comfort in knowing just that. We hope that you can find a way to fill her physical absence with special memories, funny stories, and loving images of your wife, mom and grandmother. Surrond yourselves with those~~~ and each other!
With loving sympathy,
Heidi and Brian Edgar
Dear Gary and Family , So so sorry to hear about your loss of your mom and wife she was a very nice and friendly person it is a real shocker to hear of this you could never imagine of loseing a loved one like this but im sure she was strong to the end. My thoughs and prayers go out to you.
Dear Gault Family,
I am so saddened to hear of your loss. Dawn was my manager at Payless almost 1o years ago. She was a great person and leader. She was always kind, patient and she was never too busy to offer a helping hand or word of encouragement. Her smile and positive outlook were infectious and even though I only knew her for a short time she left a lasting imprint.
Carrie, I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family, and I am praying you find peace and consolation.
Gail & Harry Radley
Gary and Family, We are so sorry to hear about Dawn’s passing. Our thoughts and
prayers are with you and the entire family at this time. May the many memories made
with her help you through this difficult time.
Tony Cuch & karen
Dear Gary, Carrie, Angie
We are very sorry to hear of Dawn’s passing. Our thought’s and prayers are with you. The happy memories and stories of her will always be remembered and give you peace during this difficult time.
Dear Mr. Gault: I am so sorry for your loss .Dawn was a very special person that touched many hearts. she will be missed by many. Know that she is in a better place and not suffering anymore. She put up one hell of a fight and now she is at peace. god bless all of you and help you through this time of sorrow. Robin
Gaylor & Vicki
We are so sorry for your lose of Dawn. We know how her passing is so difficult for you and your children . We are thinking of you…as time passes we hope you and your family will heal.
Love you Gary ,
Beth Denny & Family
Dear Gault Family, We are Sadden for the loss of your wife and Mom. Dawn was part of what makes a small town work. A working Mom , volunteering , and with a smile and generous heart always . So sorry for your loss. Beth and Family
Anne King lapatra
. My heart aches for all of you. Dawn was super-especially at the get togethers on french fest. day. hang in there kids things will get better. i miss you picking on me Gary. I love you all.
Dear Gary, Carrie, Angie and Greg,
Our thought and prayers are with you all. May you find some peace in knowing that her struggles are over. Dawn was one tough lady.
Eleanor and Fran
Ed and Nancy Parker
Gary and Family
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your Family
Ed and Nancy Parker and Boys
Pat and Lorraine Caramanna
Our thoughts and prayers are with Dawn’s family. United in the fight against multiple myeloma, we will continue our battle. May Dawn find peace in the palm of God’s hand.
Pat and Lorraine Caramanna
Dear Dawns Family- Although I never had the pleasure of meeting any of you-I knew your wife/mother very well ,as we worked in the same plaza for many- many years. She was a wonderful person inside and out. She put a lot of smiles on a lot of people! Fondly, Diane K.
Jon and Janet Burrows
Gary , Carrie, Angie, Greg and family- Oh she fought so hard. She was always thinking, giving people a happy thought , an honest answer, a new light on an old subject. (Hmm sounds like math teachers.) Give yourselves time. Be kind to one another and know we were all lucky to have known and been on earth with Dawn. Prayers for you all.
Mike and Emma Mulderig
Gary, Carrie and family; unfortunately we only got to know Dawn through the legion but that was enough to learn what a great person Dawn was. Her whole attitude and fondness for others was abundantly clear. Dawn and the rest of you our in our thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Mike and Emma
Gary, Carrie, Angie and Greg,
You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Dawn was definitely a fighter, and her efforts on behalf of the cause will be long remembered. I didn’t know her well, but was impressed with her kindness and caring attitude every time I saw her. May she rest in peace, safe in the arms of her loving Father in heaven. She certainly lives on in each of you, and in the thoughts of all the many friends and family members whose lives she touched. God bless you all!
J & T Navarra
Angie we are so sorry for your loss. She fought a long hard battle. She is now your angle watching over you for all time and now at peace with no pain.