February 6, 2020

    Dawn Marie Kupfer, 61, of Chittenango passed away Thursday morning at the Francis House with family by her side after a courageous 6 year battle with cancer. Born in Buffalo, Dawn was a resident of the Lakeport-Chittenango area since 1966. Dawn was a direct support aide with CNYDSO in Syracuse for 32 years retiring in 2013. She will be remembered as a devoted caregiver to people with developmental disabilities, always concerned about those she cared for. Dawn was an avid sports fan rooting for the Buffalo Sabres, Buffalo Bills, NY Yankees and Syracuse University football and basketball. Surviving is her mother, Karen Kupfer of Chittenango, her sister Kim Stevens (Skip), her nieces and nephews whom she adored, Courtney Kupfer, Kyle Stevens, Nik Kupfer, Karleigh Stevens and MacKenzie Stevens and her beloved Yorkie Poo, Dottie. She was predeceased by her father Dale Sr. and her brother Dale Jr. The family would like to thank the staff at Francis House, especially Amy for the wonderful care Dawn received. Funeral services will be 11:00 am Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at the G.F. Zimmer Funeral Home, 702 Legion Drive, Chittenango. Spring burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Chittenango. Calling hours will be from 4-7 pm Tuesday February 11, 2020 at the funeral home. Contributions in Dawn’s memory may be made to the Francis House, 108 Michaels Ave, Syracuse, NY 13208.

    G.F. ZIMMER F.H.

    CHITTENANGO 315-687-3366


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    Karen and family, so sorry to hear of Dawn's passing. Please accept my sincere condolences.