Dawn L. Lothrop

Dawn Lorraine (Welch) (Reeves) Lothrop 78, a resident of Mont Vernon since 1962, died on June 16, 2019 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Nashua, NH.

She was born on January 25, 1941 in Malden, MA, a daughter of the late Charles Lewis and Mary Leona (Comeau) Lothrop.

Ms. Lothrop was an active outdoors person, having had a home farm for 25 years with many types of animals, which she loved. Over the years, she cared for foster children, drove a school bus, was the Animal Control Officer for the Town of Mont Vernon, worked at the Rose Farm apple orchard, worked for DiaCom Corp. for 5 years, held several positions in cafeterias, cared for the Mont Vernon Cemetery, and mowed for the Town of Mont Vernon.

She was very interested in producing organic vegetables from her 100′ x 100′ garden, pure milk from goats and cows, fresh eggs from her poultry, and clean meat for her family. She crafted home goods through rug braiding, knitting, sewing, canning and freezing her produce, cheese making, and butter churning. She also enjoyed researching and updating her family tree, and happily made contact with and met many relatives.

Ms. Lothrop was predeceased by her son, Shawn L. Welch (1959), and sister, Lorna Maude Goodrich (2001). She is survived by her three children Howard T. Welch Jr. of Mont Vernon, Mark E. Welch of New Boston, and Patricia Welch Bush of Hillsborough, seven grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister Diane and Robert Thoms of Concord, brother Charles L. and Diane Lothrop of Nashua, and several nieces and nephews.

A visiting hour will be held from 10:00 -11:00 am on Thursday, June 20th in the Smith & Heald Funeral Home, 63 Elm Street, Milford, followed by a funeral service at 11:00 am. The burial will be in Green Lawn Cemetery, Mont Vernon, NH.

Arrangements are in the care of Smith & Heald Funeral Home, 63 Elm Street, Milford. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please go to www.smith-heald.com.