Dawnmarie Helen Mable Sartwell

FAIRFAX/SWANTON: Dawn Mable Sartwell, 54, of Waterbury and Fairfax Vermont passed away on January 25, 2021 at AdventHealth Zephyrhills Hospital in Zephyrhills, FL. She was born on March 8, 1966 in Montpelier, Vermont to Stanley Mable and Pauline King Nelson

Dawn attended high school at Harwood Union High School in Duxbury, Vermont. She started working at the age of 13 at Costa’s Restaurant as a dishwasher and then as a waitress until she was 16. She was employed at the Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles, the Department of Corrections, and retired from the Department for Children and Families due to health conditions.

In 2004, Dawn married Michael Sartwell, of Highgate, at the Apple Island Resort in South Hero, overlooking Lake Champlain. Her life was fulfilled by being with her husband, family, and many great friends. She loved her flowers and gardening. She loved her summer home at Lakewood Campground in Swanton, where she had a special friendship with Rob and Wendy Maskell. She loved being outdoors and enjoyed her favorite activity spending time around the campfire with family and friends. She was very excited to have her Florida home with Mike.

Dawn loved all of her grandchildren with her whole heart and loved spending time with them. She always loved being at the racetrack, Thunder Road “Bud Hill,” and enjoyed going to Louden with Mike and their friends and family. She was a huge Jimmie Johnson fan.

Dawn is survived by her husband, Michael Sartwell of Fairfax and Zephyrhills, FL; her son, Dustin Mable and wife Maria and grandchildren, Ava, Khloe, and Amya from Middlesex; her daughter, Amanda Haskins and husband Pete and grandchildren Hannah, Logan, and Morgan of Waterbury; stepdaughter Katy McNeil and husband Brady of Nebraska; her mother, Pauline Nelson of Waterbury; her brothers: Todd Mable and Kym of Topsham, VT, Shawn Mable and Jen of Northfield, Patrick Nelson and Jody of Middlesex; stepbrothers: Kenny Nelson and Gina of Waterbury, and Danny Nelson & Jaime from Whitman, MA; stepsister Debra Jenkins of Norton, MA; and many nieces and nephews.

She is also survived by special aunts Barbara Douglas and husband Mac of Riverside, CA, and Lorraine Gray and husband Rick of Port Orange, FL; her mother-in-law, Betty Sartwell of Highgate; brothers-in-law, Jimmy Sartwell and Karen of Toana, VA, Rodney Sartwell of Highgate, Roger Sartwell and Laura also of Highgate, Larry Sartwell of Swanton, and Brian Sartwell and Kari of Franklin. She had a very special friendship with her sister-in-law Kari.

Dawn was predeceased by her dad Stanley Mable, stepdad Ken Nelson, stepson Chad Sartwell, stepsister Laura Phillips, and grandmother Helen Hickory. She is also predeceased by two of her best friends, Wilbur Wright and Lisa Dolloff-Foss.

Dawn will be sadly missed by her family and many, many friends. A celebration of her life will be held at a later date.