Dawn Duffy Kavulich, 67, West Scranton, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday morning at her home.
Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Donald Duffy and Marilyn “Mame” McDonough Duffy Higgins and stepdaughter of the late Leo “Butch” Higgins. Dawn was a graduate of West Scranton High School and attended Marywood College. She worked with her father in law and stepfather at the former HK Insurance Company. For nearly 30 years, Dawn was a pillar and favorite friendly face at Russell’s restaurant where she formed long and meaningful relationships with the Preno’s, her co-workers, and her regular patrons.
Dawn is survived by her husband of 48 years, Paul Kavulich and their four children: sons Acting Secretary of Aging for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Jason; Aaron and wife Marcia; and Corey and wife Molly, her grandaughter Maeve Duffy Kavulich; and her daughter Susan and husband Nick Alley. Family was everything to Dawn and she cherished the special bond with her two surviving sisters, Susan Bartolacci and husband Paul; and Peggy Zwiebel and husband Ted. Also surviving are aunt Gloria McDonough; and beloved nieces and nephews Anthony Bartolacci and wife Cate; Leah Bartolacci; Christopher, Kelly and Sarah Zwiebel; great nieces Carlyle and Sloane Bartolacci; and many cousins.
A blessing service will be held Monday at 10:30am in the Basilica of St Ann 1250 St Ann Street Scranton, PA by the Very Reverend Richard W. Burke, CP.
Friends may call Monday morning from 9:30am until the time of the blessing service in the church.
Interment, private in Cathedral Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers the family encourages memorial contributions be made to United Way of Lackawanna, Wayne and Pike Counties.