DAWSON TIMOTHY-MICHAEL PERLEY

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ENOSBURGH – Dawson Timothy-Michael Perley, age 15, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, June 28, 2015 at the University of Vermont Medical Center surrounded by his family as the result of an ATV accident.

He was born Dec. 24, 1999, in Burlington the son of Amber Fairbanks and Timothy Perley.

Dawson just finished his freshman year at Enosburg Falls High School. He was very athletic and especially loved soccer and basketball. He had many special friends and family and loved laughing and telling jokes with them. Anyone who knew Dawson knew how special and unique he truly was. Dawson, as a big brother, was adored and looked up to by his brothers and sisters. He should always be remembered as a kind, generous, giving, easy going and loving, son, brother, grandson, nephew, cousin and friend.

He is survived by his mother, Amber (Fairbanks) Ovitt and her husband, Bradley, of Enosburgh; his father, Timothy Perley of Enosburgh; siblings, Levi Webb, Cadence, Ethan, and Aspyn Ovitt all of Enosburgh; maternal grandparents, Michael and Reba (Bowlby) Fairbanks of Enosburgh; paternal grandfather, Peter Perley and his fiancé, Roberta Morin, of Enosburg Falls; maternal great grandparents, James Bowlby of Enosburgh, Kenneth and Linda Fairbanks of St. Albans, and Beverly Fairbanks of St. Albans Bay; maternal step-grandparents, Dennis and Donna Ovitt of Bakersfield; aunts and uncles, Melissa (Perley) St. Pierre her husband, Jason, and their daughters, Emma and Mia of Enosburgh, Jeremy Fairbanks and his wife, Tiffany, of Sheldon, Shannon Fairbanks of Sheldon, and Sue and Chuck Pearce of Richford; step aunts and uncles, Jennifer and Aaron Wright of Bakersfield, Belinda and Jared Bessette of St. Albans, Darren and Tina Ovitt of Bakersfield, Tony and Jackie Ovitt of Bakersfield, and Barry and Debbie Ovitt of Fairfax; many close and special cousins and friends. Dawson was predeceased by his maternal great grandmother, Nancy Bowlby; paternal great grandparents, Merrill and Fern Perley; and his cousin Thomas Cook.

Funeral services will be held Friday, July 3, 2015, at 11 a.m. at the Enosburg Falls High School Gymnasium. At the conclusion of the funeral all are welcome to join the family in the school cafeteria. Burial will be private and held at the convenience of the family in the Enosburgh Center Cemetery.

Visiting hours will be held Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Spears Funeral Home, 96 Dickinson Ave., Enosburg Falls.

For those who wish, contributions in Dawson’s memory may be made to Dawson Perley Athletic Scholarship, C/O Community National Bank, P.O. Box 469, Enosburg Falls, VT 05450.

Messages of condolence may be sent to Dawson’s family on-line through www.spearsfuneralhome.com.