Dawn Frances Mahaney Strassner

Dawn Strassner - Rochester Cremation

Dawn Frances Mahaney Strassner (May 4, 1946 – June 30, 2023) peacefully after a long illness. She is predeceased by her parents, Daisy and Edward Mahaney, son-in-law, Steven Petralia, granddaughter, Shannon Petralia and beloved dog,  Zoey. Dawn is survived by her husband, Harold, daughters Donna (Mark) Chapman, Linda (Brian) Root, Judi Petralia, grandchildren Sean Gallagher, Heather Gallagher, Michael (Skye) Petralia, Joshua (Amanda) Eggleston, Jacob (Sarah) Eggleston, Nicholas (Samantha) Petralia and great-granddaughters Teagan and Payton Gallagher.

She will be lovingly remembered for her love of family and animals, her delicious cooking and her famous birthday poems she wrote to her daughters.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Lolipop Farm or to any local animal shelter of your choice.

Link to Lolipop Farm donations:


Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, July 11, 2023 from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm followed by a service at 3:00 at Rochester Cremation, 1118 Long Pond Rd, Rochester, NY 14626. 

9 Condolences

  1. Mark and Wendy Strassner on July 6, 2023 at 12:52 pm

    Our heart go out to the family. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers.

  2. mary ellen maier on July 6, 2023 at 6:57 pm

    Judi, and family, so very sorry about your mom. I know she was your best friend. God bless and may she rest in peace. Cherish all her memories.

  3. Jean Boehm on July 7, 2023 at 12:23 am

    Heaven has gained an Angel!
    Momma you will be greatly missed by your beautiful daughters and anyone who has ever met you!
    May your heavenly Bingo cards all be winners.
    Love to the family, may be the memories of beautiful times together console you during these sad times.


  4. BILL GOFF on July 7, 2023 at 9:30 am

    So sorry to hear this news about Dawn. Cathy and Dawn are first cousins and we’re close when young. Unfortunately, distance prevented a continuing close relationship. BILL AND CATHY GOFF

  5. Dianne Connelly on July 7, 2023 at 12:16 pm

    So very sorry for your loss. She was an amazing woman and mama. Sending love.

  6. Teresa Van Buren on July 7, 2023 at 12:21 pm

    You are all in my thoughts. So sorry for your loss.
    Thinking of you Donna as you go through this.
    Love, Teresa Van Buren

  7. Susan Morse on July 8, 2023 at 10:08 am

    I’m sorry about your loss-
    I worked with Nick and we used to chat – he always spoke passionate about Grandma-( every Friday).
    My prayers are with you and your family

  8. Carol Stevens on July 9, 2023 at 12:57 pm

    Judi and family. I’m so sorry. She will be sorely missed. She will always be with you.

  9. Charlotte and Gary Buehler on July 10, 2023 at 8:20 am

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you family during this sad time. May your hearts be comforted by sweet memories and the love and support of family and friends.

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