Dalton --- Dawn Marie Rafalski-VanName of 3711 Colton Road died peacefully in her sleep Tuesday, December 17, 2019 in her home. She was born on March 7, 1967 in Centerville, a daughter of the late Eugene and Dorothy Nejman Rafalski. In 1993 in St. Patrick’s Church of Fillmore she married Jesse VanName who survives.
Dawn was a humble and modest woman and loved the peaceful farm life she had. She also enjoyed quiet walks in the summer and bonfires at night.
She had many hobbies which included playing the guitar and listening to music, reading, painting and caring for her animals.
In 2005 she received the award of Woman of Distinction by former New York State Senator Patricia McGee.
Surviving in addition to her husband are their children, Jonathon VanName, Aryah VanName, Noah Rafalski-VanName, Sarene VanName, Sebastian Rafalski-VanName all of Dalton, a brother, Eugene Rafalski, a sister, Judy Rafalski and several nieces and nephews.
Dawn will be greatly missed by her family and friends. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
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