Obituary of Kathryn "Kay" Hart Dawes
Kathryn (Hart) Dawes
1927 - 2018
Clinton / New Hartford - Heaven gained an angel when Kathryn H. Dawes died peacefully on Sunday, January 7, 2018.
Kay was born on June 3, 1927, in Utica, the fifth child of T. Roy and Agnes Doyle Hart. She attended St. Agnes Grammar School and graduated from Chadwicks High School in 1945. After graduation from the Excelsior Business School she was employed by the NYS Vocational Rehabilitation Department for 40 years. On July 4, 1968, Kay married Seward Dawes and moved to Clinton. She became a member of the Skenandoa Golf Club where she enjoyed golfing with the Nine Hole League. Kay also belonged to the Clinton Historical Society and attended St. Mary’s Church. She was a member of St. Elizabeth’s Guild and the Christ Child Society. A resident of Preswick Glen for the past six years, Kay enjoyed various activities and made many friends. Kay lived a full life. She was a kind, gracious and generous person who will be sorely missed.
Survivors include a stepson, Jerome (Patricia); grandchildren Jeremy, Andrew (Bonnie), Rebekah and Benjamin (Georgina) Dawes; seven greatgrandchildren; sisters Rosemary Benson and Jane (Lewis) Smith; several nieces and nephews; and a host of friends. She was predeceased by her husband, Seward; siblings Roy (Alice), Jack (Rosemary), and Thomas Hart; sister Margaret (David) Gossin; and brother-in-law, James Benson.
Mrs. Dawes’ funeral will be held on Friday, January 12, 2018 at 10:00 am at St. Mary’s Church, Clinton, where her Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Interment, in Sunset Hill Cemetery, will take place privately at the convenience of the family. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Heintz Funeral Home, 10 East Park Row, Clinton, on Thursday, from 2 – 4 pm.
Those wishing may donate to Hospice & Palliative Care, Inc., or to St. Mary’s Church in Kay’s memory.
The family would like to thank Drs. Kandiah and Detraglia, as well as the nurses and staff of Hospice & Palliative Care for the care and compassion shown to Kay. Also to the residents of Preswick Glen for their support and kindness throughout her illness.