STURBRIDGE – Dawn E. (Gonyea) Kimball, 61, died Saturday, January 11, 2020 in Harrington Memorial Hospital, Southbridge after being stricken ill at home. Her husband Steven Kimball died in 2008.
She leaves a daughter, Amber L. Malm and her husband Seth Baker of Swamscott; a granddaughter Violet; 5 siblings, Charles Gonyea of Liberty, NC, Arthur Gonyea of Spring Hills, FL, Luann Coghlin of Center Conway, NH, Elizabeth Dumaine of North Grosvenordale, CT, and Darshan Malhert of Oxford, her twin sister; her partner of 7 years, Donald Laroche; nieces and nephews.
She was born on January 8, 1959 in Bridgeport, CT, the youngest daughter of Arthur and Ruth (Babson) Gonyea. She graduated from Auburn High School in 1977 and attended Worcester State College. She lived in Spencer, Leicester, Millbury and Spring Hills, FL before moving to Sturbridge in 2013.
Dawn had several jobs in her working career. She was a buyer for TJX Flagship Headquarters in Framingham, a salesclerk at The Children’s Place and at Ann Taylor in the former Worcester Galleria, and a waitress at Fireside Restaurant in Millbury. In recent years she worked part-time as a waitress at her partner’s restaurant, the Happy Dog Café in Southbridge.
She loved animals and going camping. She held a membership in the Focus Fitness Center in Southbridge. Her family was her treasure.
Visiting hours will be held on Sunday, January 19, from 3:00 to 5:00 PM in Scanlon Funeral Service, 38 East Main Street, Webster. Donations in her name may be made to the Center of Hope, 100 Foster Street, Southbridge, MA 01550.