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William Thomas Dawson

November 16, 1957 September 9, 2019
William Thomas Dawson
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Obituary for William Thomas Dawson

His Legacy… William Thomas (Tom) Dawson age 61, passed away on 9/09/2019. He was born on 11/16/1957, in Ann Arbor, Michigan to John Dawson and Linda (née Allen) Dawson. Tom married his soulmate, Patricia (née McGrath) Dawson, on 7/11/1987, in Ann Arbor, Michigan at Old St. Patrick’s Catholic Church. He will be remembered for his incredible resilience, determination in the face of adversity, his willingness to help friends and family, and his motto: No Excuses.

His Family… Tom will be dearly missed by his wife Trish; his triplet children, Jessica Dawson, Jack Dawson and Elizabeth (née Dawson) Reis (Jhonathan) and granddaughter Eleanor, siblings, Teri Dawson and Joanne (née Dawson) Dewey, many nieces and nephews and his dear extended family in Ireland. He is preceded in death by his father John (Jack) Dawson and his nephew Jason Braun.

His Farewell… Tom’s family and friends will gather 2pm – 7pm on Sunday, September 15th at Borek Jennings Funeral Home, Hamburg Chapel. His funeral mass will be held at 11:00am on Monday, September 16, 2019 at Holy Spirit Roman Catholic Church, Brighton MI. Father Gerald Gawronski will serve as celebrant.

In lieu of flowers the family asks for contributions to help cover the immense medical expenses from Tom’s care. (
). Please leave a message of comfort for Tom’s family at 1-877-231-7900, or sign his guestbook at

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Upcoming Events

Mass of Christian Burial




11:00 AM 9/16/2019 11:00:00 AM
Holy Spirit Roman Catholic Church

9565 Musch Rd. (at Winans Lake Rd.)
Brighton, MI 48116

10:00am gathering

Holy Spirit Roman Catholic Church
9565 Musch Rd. (at Winans Lake Rd.) Brighton 48116 MI
United States

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Family and Friends Gathering




2:00 PM 9/15/2019 2:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 9/15/2019 7:00:00 PM
Borek Jennings - Hamburg Chapel

7425 E. M-36
PO Box 735
Hamburg, MI 48139

6:00pm rosary

Borek Jennings - Hamburg Chapel
7425 E. M-36 Hamburg 48139 MI
United States

Cemetery Details


Old St. Patrick Cemetery Final Resting Place

Northfield Townshio

Northfield Townshio
United States

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