Dawn Marie Howard, 50, died unexpectedly Oct. 23, 2020. She was born Feb. 8, 1970, in Belfast, the daughter of Donald and Grace (Trowl) Howard.

Dawn loved fishing, enjoyed campfires with her friends and always found comfort in helping others.

Dawn struggled physically after a bad car accident in 1986 that left her partially disabled.

She worked until 2005 in the mental health industry, most recently at Pen Bay Medical Center.

She was predeceased by her parents and her sister, Linda Merrithew.

Dawn is survived by her loving daughter, Brandi Howard; nephew Ronald Ciotti; and many other special family and friends.

A private service will be held at the convenience of the family.

Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at ripostafh.com.