1/18/2018 – Dawn M. Veres, Clayton

Mrs. Dawn M. Veres, 61, of Wahl Drive in Clayton, died Tuesday Jan. 16th, at the home of her mother, where she was under the care of her family and Hospice of Jefferson County.

There will be a Celebration of Life on Saturday, Jan. 27th, starting at 2pm, at the Knights of Columbus in Clayton.

Dawn was born June 14th, 1956, in Watertown, the daughter of Donald and Margaret Love Bourcy. She attended St. Mary’s School and graduated from 1000 Islands Schools.

On June 2nd, 1996, she married Leslie Veres on the St. Lawrence River. Les died Feb. 2nd, 2012. A marriage to Patrick Youngs ended in divorce.

She worked for years as a bookkeeper in various capacities at French Creek Marina in Clayton.

Dawn enjoyed gardening, being outdoors, especially going out on the River, her dogs, traveling, and most importantly spending time with her grandchildren.

Surviving is her son Patrick (Rikki) Booth Bourcy; a step daughter, Debbie (Roger) Hirschinder of Washington; two grandchildren, Owen and Lillian; two future grandchildren, Hayle and Ethan; her mother Margaret Bourcy of Clayton; two sisters, Marlene Goldthrite of California, and Wanda (Tom) Aubertine of Syracuse; four brothers, Rick (Patricia) of Clayton, Gary of Colton, Donald (Karen) of Town of Cape Vincent, and Randy of Clayton; nieces and nephews.

Donations can be made in her name to the Hospice of Jefferson County, 1398 Gotham St. Road., Watertown, N.Y. 13601.



  1. Ray Lowe Posted:

    My condolences to the entire Bourcy family. RIP Dawn, fly with the Angels my dear friend.

  2. Yvette Reome Posted:

    So sorry to hear of Dawn’s passing I sure will miss talking to her. She always brought a smile to my face and could always make me laugh. Such a great lady gone to soon. My love and prayers to all of you.

  3. Patty Derrigo Posted:

    We will miss Dawn very much. She was like a sister to us and a very dear friend. We are grateful to have known her and will fondly remember sharing many laughs and smiles. Please know that all of Dawn’s family and friends are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Patty and Angelo Derrigo

  4. Bonnie (Reff) Higgins Posted:

    Don and Marlene: So sorry to hear of your sister’s passing. I met her briefly a long time ago but know losing a sibling so young is very difficult. Prayers for her peace.

  5. Joedy Hill Posted:

    I’m so sorry to hear about her passing, she was one of the first people I met when I moved to Clayton 40+ years ago!! Friendly, funny, kind and compassionate are just a few of the things I will always remember when I think of her!! My thoughts and prayers go out to her family!! Fly high my friend!!

  6. Mary Patch Posted:

    I am so sorry for your loss, Dawn was a great freind. She was always with my cousin Karen Stevens years ago and when we were together it was always a good time.. Now you two can go again…

  7. Renee Reff Miranda Posted:

    Randy, so very sorry to hear of Dawn’s passing. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

  8. Louise Mesmer Posted:

    We are so saddenned at Dawns Passing. Having been very dear friends for over 30 years She had brought us much laughter and joy. She was a caring person, although I lived in NJ for many years we were close friends. I looked forward to weekends to see her . My Family was honored to have her in our life. When I moved here our friendship grew closer and I was honored to be with her at the end. I know she and Les are at their fishing spot laughing and watching over those they loved.
    Prayers to all of the family

  9. Liz Allen Posted:

    Dear Margaret, I am so sorry for the loss of your daughter. I didn’t know her, but I have much sympathy for you and your family. To lose a child is so sad. May she rest in peace.
    Liz Allen, your previous Avon lady.

  10. Crystal Yousey Posted:

    Dear Jean I am so sorry to hear of Dawn’s passing. My thoughts and prayers to you and rick.
    and the rest of your family

    Crystal (Slate) Yousey

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