Marion W. (Kneeland) Hawes Dakin, 92

Aug 30, 2012

Stockton Springs — Marion W. (Kneeland) Hawes Dakin, 92, passed away peacefully with family by her side on Aug. 29, 2012, in the hospice unit at Waldo County General Hospital, Belfast. She was born Sept. 19, 1919, in Pittsfield to Percy and Eva (Fayle) Kneeland.

She graduated from Stockton Springs High School in 1938. She married Pearl Hawes in 1941 and lived all of her life in Stockton Springs. She worked many jobs and raised four children. She enjoyed playing board games, knitting mittens and afghans for her grandchildren. She also enjoyed her once-a-week coffee time with her friends. She married Arthur Dakin in 1970, following the death of her husband.

She is survived by her four children, Linda Dakin of Stockton Springs, Carolyn Hawes of Greenville and Florida, Lawrence Hawes and wife Joan of Bucksport and Harold Hawes and wife Lois of Belfast; eight grandchildren, Roxanne Adams of Bucksport, Lesley Small of Bucksport, Janelle Morley of York, Gina Corbin of Caribou, James Mogan of Waterboro, Shelby Sivernails of Lake Forest, Ill., Michael Hawes of Bucksport and James Hawes of Middletown, Conn.; 12 great-grandchildren, Cassidy, Brittany, Chelsea, Jennifer, Koster, Spencer, Allysa, Abbie, Andy, Archer, Mitchell and Christopher; and one great-great- granddaughter, Arya Patel.

Marion is also survived by a twin sister, Alice Harrison, of Wallingford, Conn.; a brother, Charles Kneeland, and his wife, Sheila, of Stockton Springs; a sister-in-law, Jean Truitt, of Winterport; as well as many stepchildren, step-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents. Marion was predeceased by her husbands, Pearl Hawes and Arthur Dakin; a brother, Clarence Kneeland; a son-in-law, Albert Dakin; and two stepsons.

Special thanks to her close friends, Sheila, Jean, Louise, Laurie and her caregivers, Donna Orcutt, Rosemary LaBlanc and Kathy Warner.

A graveside service will be held at noon on Saturday, Sept. 8, at Mt. Prospect Cemetery, Church Street, Stockton Springs. Contributions in Marion’s memory may be made to Waldo County General Hospital Hospice Unit, 118 Northport Ave., Belfast, ME 04915 or Townline Animal Shelter, 46 Baker Rd., Belfast, ME 04915.

Arrangements are with Young Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 31 West Main St., Searsport.

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