Dawn passed away peacefully on October 20th . She was 65 years old.
Dawn lived with her mother, Miriam Elliott, in Cold Spring Hills and Kings Park until the death of her mother this January.
She loved people; especially her family, doting on her nephews and niece as they grew.
The loves of her life beyond her family were: The New York Mets (she watched nearly every televised game since 1965 and attended a few. She eagerly awaited each new baseball season with the fervent hope for a winning Mets team), the color purple (her entire room and wardrobe were a tribute to this hue), stuffed animals, Paul Anka, Elvis Presley, Outback Steakhouse, mashed potatoes with ketchup, coloring books and Disney World. Other than Elvis, she got to know the rest quite well.
She was a frequent communicator of short, sensational missives to her family and friends of the hurricanes, bankruptcies, layoffs, celebrity headlines and changes ofaddresses of friends and family. She loved being warm and endured the New York cold and rain with layer upon layer of clothing.
She taught her family a great deal about life, about the delight of simple pleasures and the radiance of her joy-filled smile. We are blessed with her memory.
Dawn is predeceased by her loving parents, Jack & Miriam Elliott, and her dear brother in-law, Howard Fichtel.
She is survived by her sister, Meredith Fichtel, and her brother, Gary Elliott; her sister-in-law Lisa Poe Elliott; her nephew Dr. Ryan Viets, her niece Whitney Viets, and her nephews Cooper Elliott and Taylor Elliott; and her grand-nephew Devin Viets.
Memorial gathering at Nolan Funeral Home, 5 Laurel Ave, Northport, Saturday, 11 AM - 1 PM.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Dawn's memory to either of the following charities are greatly appreciated.