Dawn M. Woods

dawn woods

January 14, 1962 ~ November 17, 2022

Resided in: Meriden, CT

Dawn Maureen Woods, 60, of Meriden, loving wife of Donald V. Woods, passed away on November 17, 2022, at home surrounded by her family, after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. She was born on January 14, 1962, a daughter of Patricia Reynolds Card Michel and the late John Henry Card. Besides her husband Donald and mother Patricia, Dawn leaves her siblings; Janet Bell (Michael), Irene Warner (Robert), John Card Jr. (Marilu), Sharon Viniconis, Sandra Card (Louie DiMeo), Leona Johnson (Allen), Barbara Wallett (Phillip), and Edmund Card, many nieces, nephews, and extended family. She was predeceased by her father John Henry Card and brother-in-law Frank Viniconis.

Dawn loved creating crafts, doing latch hook, country line dancing, reading and puzzles. Family was important to Dawn. She enjoyed spending time with all her nieces and nephews, grandnieces and nephews; she never missed birthday parties or family get-togethers. Dawn always kept candy, snacks and juice for the kids to stop by anytime.

Dawn loved animals especially her dogs and cats. She leaves behind Buddy, her Australian Shepherd and Squeaker, her black cat.

She was so proud to be our family historian-the keeper of all the pictures and mementos of all her brothers and sisters growing up.

Dawn loved baking, especially making enough pumpkin pies for everyone in the family to have their own. We all will miss the pies during the holidays.

Some of our fondest memories about Dawn include that she always had dirty feet, she hated wearing shoes growing up. She was the first one to grab the sled and head down the hill in the winter snow. Dawn was always willing to be the first to try anything.

Donnie will miss most of all Dawn’s voice calling, “Hey Hon,” that always meant trouble; either she wanted the credit card to go shopping for something fancy or some other stuff. Dawn loved pretty, fancy things.

Dawn lived her life to the fullest. All our hearts are definitely so broken after she has left us.

Friends are invited to visit with Dawn’s family on Friday, November 25th from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at Beecher & Bennett-Flatow Funeral Home, 48 Cook Ave., Meriden.  A memorial service celebrating her life will be held in the funeral home at 6:30 p.m.


Visitation: November 25, 2022 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Beecher & Bennett Funeral Service - Meriden
48 Cook Avenue
Meriden, CT 06451


Memorial Service: November 25, 2022 6:30 pm

Beecher & Bennett Funeral Service - Meriden
48 Cook Avenue
Meriden, CT 06451


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  1. Dawn I am sorry we never met, but I know your sister Leona very well and have grown to love her and Barbara as well. If you are half the person they are ..you’re greeted by the best in heaven. A heart that big has many gifts! R.I.P. Sister I will prayer for the loved ones left behind.

    • My condolences to Dawn’s family. Very sorry for your loss. Remember her growing up on Whittlesey and her on Orchard. Prayers to her family.

  2. Dawn, I am beyond blessed I got the chance to see you once more and all of the things you’ve done for my brothers and I growing up. You are the light in everyone’s darkness. May god embrace you for eternity. ❤️

  3. To my dear sister Dawn my u R.I.P. and not suffering no more u r up there with Dad and Gram and all ur pets Love ur sister Sharon

  4. U will. Be truly missed me u and Leona sitting out side chatting I will make time and me and Leona will still get together and drink coffee and talk about u dawn love h

  5. Love, blessings and strength to all of you at this very difficult time. You made beautiful memories and will treasure them always..
    Marji and Frank

  6. You will forever be in our hearts. You fought this so hard. Your strength and determination is inspiring. I will miss your morning messages and your good night love you’s. 🥰 I am thankful I have them messages to look back on. I will forever cherish those & all the old pictures you gave me. Rest in Paradise. Love you.

  7. I know it has been a minute since we have seen each other and I’m sorry time got away from me. You will be greatly missed. Till we meet again please say hello to my mom. 🤍💓🙏

  8. Sharon Viniconis I am so sorry for the loss of your sister. I know you were very close to her.
    Sending my prayers and condolences to you and the family.

    Marsha Vezina

  9. Dawn,
    Thank you for shining so bright, your love and strength. I’m gonna keep pushing. I wished I got to know you more. Your family is so good to me, I love you and all your loved ones. You will always watch over all of them, us. Rock the heavens!

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