Roberta T. Dawson

May 19, 2020

Rockland — Roberta T. Dawson, 95, died peacefully, following a period of declining health, Friday, May 8, 2020, at Windward Gardens in Camden.

Born in Cabot, Vermont, Aug. 29, 1924, she was the daughter of Herbert John and Marjorie Parsons Tebbetts.

She grew up on the family dairy farm. Her father was one of the original founders of the Cabot Creamery. Educated locally, Roberta later attended the Massachusetts General School of Nursing, graduating as a registered nurse. It was there she met her future husband, George, who was then attending seminary in Cambridge. They were married Aug. 6, 1949.

Predeceased by her husband The Reverend George Dawson in 2016; Roberta is survived by two sons, George W. Dawson and his wife, Sandi, of Dover, Del., John Herbert Dawson of Owls Head and his daughter, The Reverend Marjorie Dawson Lindstrom and her husband, Michael, of Rutherford, N.J.; as well as three grandchildren, Allison Smeltzer and her husband, Robert, of Elkton, Maryland, Anders Lindstrom and his wife Aleksandra of Trussville, Alabama, Erik Lindstrom of Rutherford, N.J. and great-grandchildren Malin, Annabel, Stella and Reece.

She was also predeceased by her brother Arnold Tebbetts, of Cabot, Vermont, and is survived by her sister Norma Beadie and her husband, Thomas, of Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Roberta enjoyed a long life highlighted by her support of the church, while participating as an active parishioner, Altar Guild member and choir member. She was an avid reader and enjoyed playing bridge until late in her life.

Due to current social distancing guidelines, Roberta will be laid to rest privately at Achorn Cemetery in Rockland. A memorial service and celebration of her life will be held at a later date when it is safe to gather together.

To share a memory or condolence with the Dawson family, visit their Book of Memoires at

In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent in her name to, The Episcopal Church of Saint John the Baptist, 200 Main St, Thomaston, ME 04861.

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Comments (1)
Posted by: Richard McKusic, Sr. | May 20, 2020 12:20

One fine lady.  Roberta and her late husband were wonderful additions to mid-coast Maine.  Will miss seeing her smile at the Funday Monday bridge games at Rockland Congregational Church; whenever they begin again.

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