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Anita M (Lawton) Dewey

October 23, 1927 ~ December 30, 2023 (age 96) 96 Years Old

Anita Dewey Obituary

Springfield/Monson—Anita M. (Lawton) Dewey 96, passed away Saturday, December 30, 2023, surrounded by the love of her family.  Anita was born in Springfield on October 23, 1927 to the late Chester and Ida (Sawyer) Lawton. She retired from Monson Developmental Center after 23 years as a direct care supervisor. 

For many years she and her husband lived in Florida, spending their summers traveling. Their greatest adventure was a road trip to Alaska. In her later years she tried skydiving, zip-lining, and tobogganing. She enjoyed her weekly games of canasta at the East Longmeadow Senior Center. Anita was a member of the Monson-Glendale United Methodist Church and the Down to Earth Gardeners. She lived life to the fullest.

Anita was predeceased by her husband, Burton E. Dewey; a son, Theodore MacGovern III, a daughter, Denise (Cusson) Beauregard, a grandson, Ronald Deblois and her brother Ralph Lawton. She leaves her daughters, Deborah Mahar (Sean) of Monson and Dianne Cusson of Springfield; a son, Ralph Marceau (Bobi) of Florida, daughter-in-law Dot Fillmore of Monson, and her stepchildren, Sue Deslongchamps and Joe Dewey of Florida; eight grandchildren, John, Theodore, Jeremiah, Tiffany, Dominique, Marion, Patrick, Erin, and many great grandchildren. 

Arrangements have been entrusted to Lombard Funeral Home of Monson. Visiting hours will be held at the funeral home Friday, January 5, 2024 from 5-7pm. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 6, 2024, at 10am in the Monson-Glendale United Methodist Church located at 162 Main St Monson. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery in Monson.

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January 5, 2024

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Lombard Funeral Home
3 Bridge St
Monson, MA 01057

Funeral Service
January 6, 2024

10:00 AM
Monson Glendale United Methodist Church
Main Street
Monson, MA 01057

January 6, 2024

11:00 AM
Hillcrest Cemetery
32 Wilbraham Road
Monson, MA 01057


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