Obituary: Pearl “Dawn” Reynolds

Dateline: Alburgh, Vermont


Pearl “Dawn” Reynolds, age 93 years, a lifelong Alburgh resident died peacefully Tuesday evening, May 10, 2016, in the Birchwood Terrace Healthcare Center with loving family at her side.


Born in Alburgh, on, April 8, 1923, she was the daughter of the late William and Sarah (Bell) Pero. She attended Alburgh Schools and was married to John Wheeler Reynolds who predeceased her on, December 20, 2000.


Dawn was a member of the Island in the Sun Senior Citizens of Alburgh, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary in Montpelier and the American Legion, Creller-Landon Post 60 Auxiliary in Alburgh, Historical Society of Alburgh and Champlain Islanders Developing Essential Resources.


In her earlier years Dawn ran her family farm, also she was associated with Thermal Wire of South Hero, Softlite of Swanton and St. Anne’s Shrine in Isle La Motte.


She leaves her daughter, Debby Dowling and husband Francis of Milton, their two children Meghan and Francis; her son, John C. Reynolds of Swanton and his children Newton and spouse Darlene, Jason and spouse Jessica of Alburgh; a daughter-in-law, Penny Pero of the late husband Bernard Pero from North Hero and children Bernard Pero Jr. and spouse Rae; Bernadette Toth and spouse Steve; Leslie Pero Patton and spouse Aaron; Haley Pero and Chanti Slora and spouse Scott; fifteen great grandchildren, three great-great grandchildren as well as several very special nieces and nephews.


Family members predeceased include, her son Bernard Pero, a grandson Earl Pero, her twin Earl, a sister Catherine Benjamin, brothers George and Melvin.


At Dawn’s request there will be no public calling hours.


A Graveside Funeral Service and Interment will be held Saturday May 21, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. from the Reynolds family lot in Bush Cemetery, Alburgh. The Reverent Mr. Duane Langlois will officiate.


Gifts in Dawn’s memory may be made to the Alburgh Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue, 4 Firehouse Road, Alburgh 05440.


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