Marilyn Judith "Judy" Dawber, age 78, of Walpole, passed away peacefully on Monday, June 08, 2020 at the Seasons Hospice Inpatient Center in Milton, Massachusetts. Born in her family's farmhouse in Enmore, Prince Edward Island, Canada on February 19, 1942, she was the daughter of the late William and Evelyn (Beck) Bryant. She spent her early years in Canada before moving with her family to Boston, Massachusetts. Judy was diagnosed with severe asthma when she was a young girl and in order to maintain her health, she moved to Phoenix, Arizona until the age of 16. Upon her return home to Boston, Judy took a position with Jay's Department Store in Boston, working as a clothing model.
Judy married her beloved husband, John Joseph Dawber, on October 25, 1962 in Jamaica Plain. The young couple initially made their home together in Dedham and later made their home in Boston, before settling in Walpole, Massachusetts in 1975. While living in Walpole, Judy took a position with Heartland Supermarket, working as the head clerk in the front of the store. After Heartland closed, Judy took a position with BayBank in Dedham, where she retired as the head clerk.
Throughout her life, Judy had a talent for cake decorating. She created several masterpiece cakes and was always asked to decorate the Easter Eggs for Watson's Candies in Walpole. From the time she was young, Judy learned the importance of living a healthy lifestyle. She enjoyed staying active and ensured that she and her husband kept a healthy diet.
Beloved wife of John Joseph Dawber.
Loving mother of David William Bryant Dawber and his significant other, Onenita Porter, of Michigan and JoAnn Elizabeth Mitulski and her late husband, John Joseph Mitulski, of Walpole.
Cherished grandmother of Evan Dawber and his wife, RyAnne, Hannah Dawber and her significant other, Jake Burmeister, and Connor Dawber.
Adopted mother of Stephen R. Mitulski, and mother-in-law of Michelle "Shelley" Comeau Dawber.
She is also survived by her grand-dog, Jingle-Joy Mitulski.
As a result of the ongoing and ever-developing health crisis in the world and with genuine concern for the people whom they love, Judy's family has decided that her funeral services will be private. A Celebration of Life will be held when we return to calmer and healthier times so that we may gather without boundaries to honor, remember, and celebrate her life. Interment will take place in Knollwood Memorial Park in Canton. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Habitat for Humanity, 322 West Lamar Street, Americus, GA 31709 Arrangements by James H. Delaney & Son Funeral Home, Walpole.