Karen A. Dawson

Karen A. (Bailey) Dawson, 74 of Cranston passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday May 15, 2018. Karen was the beloved wife of Ted Dawson. They had just celebrated their 51st wedding anniversary. Karen was born in West Warwick, the daughter of the late John and Hazel (Benson) Bailey. She was raised in Warwick, then became a resident of Cranston. Besides her husband, she is survived by her brother Kenneth Bailey (Roberta) of Providence and sister Priscilla Bailey of North Scituate. She was the aunt of Christopher Bailey (Heather) and Susan Messier (Ernie).She was also the great aunt of Dan, Mark Messier and Ling Bailey. Karen grew up on a dairy farm and won many awards as a member of the 4H club. She graduated from Warwick Veterans Memorial High School and the former Katherine Gibbs School in Providence. Karen worked for Brown University and recently retired from Bishop Hendricken High School. Funeral services and burial will be private.

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Jackie Soderlund - 05/17/2018

Fred, So sorry to hear about the passing of your dear wife. My deepest sympathies.

Jan O’Donnell - 05/17/2018

Dear Ted,
There are no words to adequately express my sorrow on the loss of my dear friend Karen. Please know that all of her colleagues at BBHS are sending you and the family much love and prayers. Rest In Peace, I will miss our daily texts, early dinners and your friendship these many years.

Tracy Brousseau - 05/17/2018

On behalf of the entire staff at West Shore Dental I would like extend our deepest sympathies. We were all saddened to hear of her passing. We all enjoyed our visits with her. She was always so kind and we truly appreciated her sense of humor. She will be missed.

Janet Tracey - 05/20/2018

Karen was such a wonderful friend for over 50 years. Her joyful spirit will always be remembered. Ted, please accept my heartfelt condolences.

Robert Luke - 05/20/2018

Mr. Dawson, I am sorry to hear about the passing of your wife. My condolences to you.

C. Rebekah Mizer - 05/20/2018

With beautiful memories of your wife! I was so sorry to learn of her passing. My prayers are with you at this time!

Linda M Casey - 05/20/2018

Ted, I am so sorry to learn of your wife's passing. Sincere condolences.

Gretchen and Raoul Bernier - 05/20/2018

We are shocked and heartbroken to hear of Karen's passing. We always treasured her friendship and will have happy memories of her. Please accept our heartfelt condolences.

Sandra Gremour horan - 05/21/2018

So sorry to read of Karen s passing. We were high school and 4-H friends. Sounds like she had a wonderful and full life. God bless you her family and friends. May Karen Rest In Peace.

Linda allen - 07/05/2018

I just found out of Karen's passing. I've been her hairdresser for a few years. I am happy to have had the pleasure to meet such a beautiful women inside and out. I will miss our conversations when you came in to have your hair done RIP Karen

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