Dawn Marie Pascale Cito, 37, passed away on Thursday, October 11, 2007 after a long battle with PPH. Dawn was born in New Haven, CT on September 1, 1970. She was a graduate of West Haven High where she was an All-State Softball Player. She was an avid sports fan, her favorite teams were the Yankees, Cowboys, and the Bruins. With Fierce courage, Dawn fought this illness and remarkably still found moments to smile and be concerned about her loved ones. She was a true inspiration to her family and friends. She is survived be her mother Gerri Pascale of West Haven, her brothers Joe Pascale and his wife Mindy of Stratford, David Pascale and his wife Robin of Wallingford, and Keith Pascale and his wife Cindy of North Haven. Other survivors include many nieces and nephews: Ronny, Anthony, Stacy, Kayla, Jessica, Keith, Julia, Giovanna, Ava and especially her Godson, Cody. She will be sadly missed by her devoted Best Friend Amy Brusey and family of Stratford, and many Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins. Also Vincent Cito and family of Fairfield. A special mention to Dr. Michael Landzberg and his staff from Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, MA for their warm and compassionate care giving. Funeral from BEECHER & BENNETT-TAYLOR FUNERAL HOME, 410 Campbell Ave., West Haven, Tuesday, October 16, 2007 at 10:30 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. John Vianney Church at 11 a.m. Friends may call Monday from 4-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Dawn for PPH to - Boston Adult Congenital Heart (BACH) and Pulmonary Hypertension Group at Brigham and Women's Hospital Development Office, 116 Huntington Ave., 5thfl., Boston. MA. 02115 or Donate online at http://www.brighamandwomens.org go to Donate at the top of the screen, then to make a gift online in the middle of the screen. Fill out the form, at the Gift Information section select Other insert BACH GROUP. Thanking you in advance for what ever you can donate. Dawn was truly passionate and adamant about making donations to the group that so compassionately cared for her.

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  1. Dawn will always be in my prayers. Her courage will always be awe inspiring to all her knew her. My condolences to her family.

  2. Dear Gerri and Family, I’m so sorry to hear of the passing of Dawn. I remember Dawn coming and visiting us when we were neighbors on Noble St. and playing with Shawn and Melissa. She was a wonderful girl and kept me company a lot of times. I’m sorry life takes us down different paths and we lost touch. We will keep her in our prayers.

  3. Dear Gerri, My deepest sympathy to you and your family. I remember Dawn popping her head up over the fence at Patty’s house when she was just a little girl. She was so cute and so vibrant! You and your family are in my prayers. Love, Patty Kearney

  4. Gerry, My wife and I would like to extend our deepest thoughts of sympathy and prayers to you and your family at this time. May God’s grace and peace continue to be with you.

  5. Im sorry I can’t be there for you guys. You know how busy us hard working a-holes can be Gerri if you need anyone to talk to please e-mail me or call and that goes for Joey, Dave, and Kieth LOVE YOU GUYS A LOT!!!!!!!!!!!! Tammy

  6. Ken and I knew Dawn from our Fairfield County, CT years with Walgreens 1993-1999 – Dawn was a great woman and will be missed! Ken and Vicki Lanier, Harrisburg, South Dakota

  7. Mindy, Joe and family. Iam sorry for your loss. I as well as everyone in medical records will keep all of you in our prayers. love francis spear

  8. My condolences to her family. I will always remember Dawn as an inspiration to all who knew her. I have many great memories of our childhood.

  9. My deepest sympathy on the loss of Dawn. I remember her from Junior High and High School. She was a great person. Always had a smile. You are in my prayers

  10. No bond is as great as the one that’s between a parent and a child . Our deepest condolences are with you at this time of your loss

  11. To those that have lost loved ones in the past you know that they maybe gone but you have the memory of that person in good times and bad, with laughter and a few tears. I hope all of the family will do well. My mom told me some funny things about her. She sounds like a great person.

  12. To your family-you are in my thoughts and prayers – I will always remember our times together as kids. Andrea Aquilante Talamelli

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