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David Edward Rawson

November 30, 1922 ~ December 22, 2021 (age 99)


David Edward Rawson travelled peacefully into Heaven on December 22, 2021. David was born on Thanksgiving Day, November 30, 1922, in North Grosvenordale, the son of the late Edward N. and Bertha E. (Logee) Rawson. His siblings are the late Nathan D. Rawson of Virginia, the late Richard A. Rawson of Thompson and the late Rachel A. Rawson Tremblay Bennett of Texas.

David graduated from Tourtellotte Memorial High School and served in the Army Air Force during WW2 in the Pacific Theater. After returning from his service, he attended blacksmith training at Cal Poly Tech in California. His career was as a farmer and as a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers.

He served his community as a member of the Thompson Planning & Zoning Commission for many years, as a life member of the Thompson Hill Fire Engine Company, as a member of the American Legion and as a  member of the Thompson Congregational Church, where he served in many capacities over the years. He was also a member of the Tri-State Horsemen’s Association, the L & G Riding Club, the CT Horse Council and Waters Farm in Sutton, MA. He was a life member of Cornerstone-Quinebaug Lodge No. 122 of  Freemasons.

He was the devoted husband of Barbara (Johnson), whom he married on March 15, 1947. He was the beloved father of two daughters, Cheryl Jane Foshay of Ayer, MA and Lynn Landry and her husband Al of Thompson. He treasured his  grandaughters Julie Foshay and her husband Paul Alfredson of Ayer, MA , and Karen and her husband Ed Pfleger of Tucson, AZ. He was the loving “Papa” of his  great-grandchildren Jocelyn Foshay of Dallas, TX, Aaron Alfredson of Westminister, MA,  and Katerina, John, Martina and Lucille Pfleger of Tucson, AZ. He is also survived by a neice, several nephews, many cousins and their families, as well as many friends.

His love of the land and horses was apparent to all who knew him. He was a 4-H Club Leader and enjoyed trail riding, local agricultural fairs and events, as well as Amish barn raisings. He held the 1957 Reserve Championship at the National Morgan Horse Show. With patience and skill, he trained many horses to ride and drive.

David also loved travelling and toured extensively throughout the States. There was always something to see and to learn over the next hill. We wish him a safe final journey,  and will always treasure his toast “this is to those that knew me well……”. A graveside service and burial will take place at the West Thompson Cemetery, Thompson, CT, June 4, 2022 at 11 AM with a reception to follow at the American Legion, Thompson, CT. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Thompson Fire Engine Co, c/o Lou Lane, 406 Chase Road, Thompson CT, 06277. Arrangements have been entrusted to Shaw-Majercik Funeral Home, 48 School Street, Webster, MA.

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Services are to be announced

West Thompson Cemetery
84 Robbins Road
North Grovenorsdale, CT 06277

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