Dawn Kirchner

Obituary of Dawn Kirchner

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Dawn A. Kirchner, 60, of Poughkeepsie, NY passed away on Saturday, January 22, 2022, at Mid-Hudson Regional Hospital. Born in Poughkeepsie on August 11, 1961, she was the daughter of the late Jack J. and Frances G. Hendrick Kirchner.  Both predeceased her.  Dawn was a 1979 graduate of Ketcham High School and Dutchess Community College.  She worked for the Culinary Institute in the accounts payable department, and previously for City Chrysler, and Friendly Honda.  Dawn loved to travel to the family cottage on Cape Cod and she loved her dogs and gardening.  She was also a member of the LaGrange Fire Department, Station 3.  She joined the S.W. LaGrange Fire Company in August 1980.  Dawn set the standard of becoming the first female firefighter to join the LaGrange Fire Department.  She began her training and after 4 years she was elected to the position of Lieutenant and retained that position for several years.  As time went on she became the treasurer of LaGrange Fire Department.  She held these positions until this time and was instrumental in managing the funds of both divisions of the Fire Department.  Dawn remained active in firefighting until 2020 when she decided to become a life member continuing to serve in her administrative positions.  Dawn was an asset to the LaGrange Fire Department, and extremely well-liked firefighter and an extremely active member.  She will be missed by not only her personal family, but her firefighter family as well.  Dawn is survived by her Fiancé James Kristjansen of Poughkeepsie, her brother Scott J. Kirchner of LaGrange and her brother and sister-in-law Brett L. and Alison Kirchner of LaGrange.  Also surviving are her nephew and niece Michael F. and Lauren A., as well as her aunt Helen Krom and Cousin David of Cambridge, MD., and Kirchner cousins Chris, Mark, and Gretchen.   Calling hours will be held on Saturday, January 29, 2022, from 12:00 - 3:00pm at the Timothy P. Doyle Funeral Home, 371 Hooker Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY.  Funeral Services are private and at the convenience of the Family.  If desired, the family would like memorial donations to go to the SW LaGrange Fire Company #3, 21 Red Oaks Mill Rd., Poughkeepsie, NY 12603.  To send online condolences, please visit our website at www.doylefuneralhome.com

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Saturday
29
January

Calling Hours

12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday, January 29, 2022
Timothy P. Doyle Funeral Home
371 Hooker Ave.
Poughkeepsie, New York, United States
Saturday
29
January

Funeral Service

2:30 pm
Saturday, January 29, 2022
Timothy P. Doyle Funeral Home
371 Hooker Ave
Poughkeepsie, New York, United States