PEABODY, MA — Dawn Burnham Bragdon, age 94, passed away peacefully in the early hours of Friday December 30, 2016 at her home in Peabody, Massachusetts. Daughter of the late Ira and Effie Burnham, she was born and raised in Biddeford, Maine, graduating from Biddeford High School, Westbrook College, and later attending Salem State College. She was the wife of the late Robert W. Bragdon to whom she was married for more than 70 years. Both longtime residents of Marblehead, Massachusetts, they moved to South Harpswell, Maine in 1989.

Dawn was a well-known watercolor artist who exhibited widely across New England and was the recipient of many awards. She was a member of the Marblehead Arts Association and the Casco Bay Art League.

She is survived by her three children; Jo Ann and her husband James Lennox of Readfield, Maine, Richard Bragdon of Marblehead, Massachusetts, and Robert Bragdon and his wife Susan of Marblehead, Massachusetts, as well as her five grandchildren, Greg Lennox of Amherst, New Hampshire, Sarah Lennox of Los Osos, California, Laura Bragdon of Binghamton, New York, Evan Bragdon of Somerville, Massachusetts, Hannah Bragdon of Marblehead, Massachusetts, and four great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her sister, Iris (Burnham) Tate of Old Orchard Beach, Maine.

Services will be private. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in her memory to the Marblehead Arts Association, 8 Hooper Street, Marblehead, Massachusetts 01945 – marbleheadarts.org.