Dawn S. Hard, 78, of Bridport


BRIDPORT — Our wonderful mom, Dawn S. Hard of Bridport, Vt., died unexpectedly Saturday, April 2, 2022, in the Rutland Hospital ICU after fighting so hard to battle the forces of injury and old age. 

She was in the middle of rehabilitation from a medical episode on Feb. 25, 2022. She had just come back from a great Friday at the Rutland ER, where she was using her arms and hands much better. She was planning on her youngest son to bring her back home to Bridport this week or so to try and finish rehabilitation at home. But, due to a sudden twist of events sometime Friday night/early Saturday morning, this is now impossible.

She was born in Rutland, Vt., to the late William and late Mildred Squires of Brandon, Vt. She was widow to David Hard, who died Feb. 3, 2005. She is survived by two sons, Prince Chase and Thomas Chase Jr., and one daughter, Cheryl Chase. She also had six grandchildren: Nicholas Chase, Kenny Chase, Samantha Chase, Sabrina Chase, Thomas Chase III and Cierra Chase.

Our mom loved being on the water and the serenity it provided her at her lake home in Bridport. She also used to love working around her home, fiddling and grooming the landscape. She also had a surprisingly very crafty side of her that was inspiring to see when she used to create wall decorations for her home and as presents. She was heavily into reading magazines and books on natural foods — loved nothing but organic.

Our mom will be forever greatly missed and remembered. Now that she is with the angels in heaven and received the three sacraments before passing, we can take comfort in knowing that she will eternally be at peace and watching over us every day.

A funeral date and time will be determined later, but she will be interred in the Arlington cemetery in Arlington, Vt., next to her late husband, David Hard, as they had planned. May God continue to watch over her and her family.◊

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