Michael Morrison Dawes

FAIRFIELD – Our beloved Husband, Dad and Grampy, Michael Morrison Dawes, 77, passed away on May 16, 2022, at his home in Fairfield. He joined his heavenly Father peacefully surrounded with deep love after a hard-fought battle with cancer. He was born on July 1, 1944, to his parents, William Leon and Elizabeth June in Bar Harbor.Michael was a gift from God. He enriched all our lives daily with his wise words, deep love, and corny jokes. He was always most relaxed when he was by the ocean. A talented self-taught artist and an admirer of light houses. Family was important to Michael, and he attended any event(s) that he could to support his family. He was a salesman at heart and was proud to be self-employed for the majority of his later years.Michael was predeceased by his parents, June (Rolla) and Leon (Marion); his sisters, Edna and Paula; his parents-in-law, Russell and Phyllis Peters; other family members; and his best bud, Snoop Dog.He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Janet; their two children, Cathe (Jon) Cochran and Bill (Jean) Dawes; five grandchildren, Jodi (outlaw Rob), Jessica (Ricky), Jordan (Ben), Corey and Logan; 13 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandson; his sisters, Marilyee, Spring (Mark), Lauralee and Joyce (Paul); his siblings by marriage, Patti (Dennis), Rusty (Candi), Ruth (Andy) and Paul; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends he considered family. And let us not forget, his four-legged friend, Sammie.A celebration of life will be held on May 26, 2022, at Cornerstone Christian Fellowship, 2539 Riverside Dr, Vassalboro. Remembrance will begin at 10 a.m., followed by a service at 11 a.m. A gathering to celebrate and share stories of Michael to immediately follow at his home. A heartfelt thank you to Kelly Liberty and Beacon Hospice, as well as Elizabeth Shortreed, for going above and beyond to help our family during this difficult time.Arrangements are in the care of Lawry Brothers Funeral Home, 107 Main St., Fairfield where memories may be shared, and an online register book signed by visiting http://www.lawrybrothers.com.In lieu of flowers, thefamily encouragesdonations be made in Michael’s name to the:Harold AlfondCancer Center361 Old Belgrade Rd.Augusta. ME 04330

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