Dawn Marie VanTassell

Dawn Marie VanTassell, 55, of Poughkeepsie, New York, passed away on February 1, 2021 at home surrounded by her loved ones.  Born on March 25, 1965 in Boston, MA, Dawn was the daughter of Francis G. “Bucky” and Elizabeth A. “Betty” (Smith) VanTassell of Poughkeepsie, NY. 

Dawn was a local resident all her life and graduated from Poughkeepsie High School in 1983. 

Dawn worked as a clerk for City Drug in Poughkeepsie, and for many years prior was the store manager of Rite Aid in Poughkeepsie.

Dawn was an avid reader, she loved listening to music, watching movies and attending Madea plays.  Her grandchildren were her world and she loved them “TO THE MOON AND BACK”.

Survivors include her daughter, LaShonda M. VanTassell of Poughkeepsie, NY;  son, LaJuan P. Leeper of Poughkeepsie, NY; grandchildren, Kaleb R. Leeper and Chloe A. Leeper of Poughkeepsie, NY; sister and brother-in-law, Victor and Christine (VanTassell) Garcia of Brewster, NY; sister, Sharon VanTassell of Poughkeepsie, NY; brother, Michael J. VanTassell of Poughkeepsie, NY; brother, Lance VanTassell of Poughkeepsie, NY; godson, Travis Garcia of Brewster, NY; and the following nephews and niece: Jonathon Garcia of Ossining, NY; Christopher Garcia of Brewster, NY; Joshua VanTassell of Poughkeepsie, NY; Summer Juliano of Poughkeepsie, NY; Nickolas VanTassell of Wappingers Falls, NY; Connor VanTassell of Poughkeepsie, NY.

A Celebration of Dawn’s life will be held on Wednesday, February 10, 2021, from 4:00-8:00 PM at the Timothy P. Doyle Funeral Home, 371 Hooker Ave., Poughkeepsie, NY 12603.  Burial will be private at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers please send cards to the attention of LaShonda VanTassell, 12 Edgar Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603.

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