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Dawn Duffins

Dawn R. "Grand Dawn" Duffins (Lacy)

Sunday, July 18th, 1943 - Sunday, April 11th, 2021
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Obituary

Dawn R. Duffins, 77, of Millersburg, formerly of Middletown, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, April 11, 2021 at Premier at Susquehanna Nursing Home.
Dawn was born on July 18, 1943 in Columbia, PA to the late Lawrence and Jean N. (Waters) Lacy. She obtained her bachelor's degree in elementary education in 1965 from Millersville University (Millersville State Teacher’s College).
Dawn was a member of the Unitarian Church of Harrisburg and a retired school teacher. She was a special education teacher of kindergarten and first grade students in the Lebanon School District in the 1960’s and in the Harrisburg City School District from the early 1970’s until her retirement in 1995. Dawn also was a former houseparent at the Milton Hershey School.
Dawn is survived by her son, Varo L. Duffins and wife, Sharon, of Springfield, PA, her daughter, Veronica L. Brown and husband, Jason, of Charlotte, NC; her grandchildren, Donovan Brown and Nathan Brown, Gary Gambino (Laura), Heather Shenk, Benjamin Gambino (Taryn); her great grandchildren, Olivia, Rocco and Julianna Gambino; her sister, Carol Wansley (Fred), nieces, Joy Wansley and Celeste Carpenter and her nephews, Jared Wansley and Jarvis Wansley as well as several great nieces and nephews.
Graveside Services will be held on Friday, June 4, 2021 at 11 am in Middletown Cemetery, Middletown, PA.
Matinchek Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., 260 East Main Street, Middletown, PA has been entrusted with handling the arrangements.
Condolences may be sent online at www.matinchekfuneralhome.com
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Service Details

  • Service

    Friday, June 4th, 2021 | 11:00am
    When
    Friday, June 4th, 2021 11:00am
    Location
    Middletown Cemetery
    Address
    675 North Spring Street
    Middletown, PA 17057
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    Officiant
    Rev. Britt Strohecker
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  • Interment

    Friday, June 4th, 2021 | 11:00am
    When
    Friday, June 4th, 2021 11:00am
    Location
    Middletown Cemetery
    Address
    675 N. Spring St.
    Middletown, PA 17057
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Katie Zimmerman

Posted at 03:27am
Dearest Varo & family,
Many fond memories from growing up w/you Varo & your mom watching you off the high dive at Tinian Manor Pool. Our forever joke! May she know how much she was loved & you hold her in your heart forever. God Speed.
Katie Zimmerman

Susan Rimby

Posted at 02:14pm
We were friends of Dawn's from the Unitarian Church of Harrisburg. We considered it a privilege to know her. We were always impressed by her courageous and unrelenting advocacy for children. I don't think any of us can ever fully appreciate everything she contributed to so many people's lives. Susan Rimby and John Katz
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