Obituary of Margaret E. (Johnston) Dawood

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Margaret (Dolly) Dawood, 89, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 9, 2018. Born January 8, 1929, to Elizabeth and John Johnston of Mill River, MA. Dolly served as a secretary for The Hartford Seminary, Univ. of Hartford and Riggs Retirement Home. Her proudest accomplishment was receiving her Real Estate License at 69. Dolly leaves her beloved children, Edward Dawood and his partner Frank Kaspar, East Hartford, CT, and Elizabeth Balkan and her husband Mark, Manchester, CT. She also leaves her granddaughter Kathryn Firth and her husband Justin, and great grandson, Oliver, Manchester, CT, and many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, Dolly was predeceased by her loving husband of 52 years, Joseph Dawood, and six brothers, William, Edward, Francis (Barney), Robert (Bud), Richard, (Dick), John (Andrew), and one sister, Mary Johnston. The family would like to thank Vernon Manor for the excellent care and support given to Margaret from the nurses and staff. Also many heartfelt thanks to Robbie Paterson and Mimsie. “Dolly” as she was affectionately called by most, will be dearly missed.

FUNERAL NOTICE: Services for Margaret Dawood on Thursday, March 15, at BIRCHES-ROY FUNERAL HOME 33 South Street, Great Barrington, MA, where family will be receiving friends at 9:30 – 10:30 am, with a Mass to follow at 11 am at Our Lady of the Valley Church, Sheffield, MA. The burial will be at Mill River Cemetery. Condolences may be made through

2 Responses to Obituary of Margaret E. (Johnston) Dawood

  1. Please accept our condolences; our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  2. I had the pleasure of knowing Mrs. Dawood at Riggs, in the early 90’s. She was such a warm and caring presence there and I loved talking with her. I’m so very sorry to learn of her passing; I will always remember her.

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