ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Dawna T. Bilodeau, 41, passed away suddenly on Nov. 17, 2018 while on vacation in Jamaica. She was born Sept. 21, 1977 in Lewiston, Maine.

Dawna spent her early years in Lewiston and Lisbon, Maine, but graduated from Dover High School in 1995. She earned her Behavioral Science Degree from Granite State College in 2004 and her Masters of Science degree in Mental Health Counseling from Walden University in 2009. Dawna was a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. She lived in St. Petersburg, Fla.

As a mental health counselor, Dawna responded to crisis calls at Health Integrated. However, Dawna had a profound impact on many people’s lives, and dedicated much of her life to helping others. Always giving others a helping hand, she would often donate her clothes to young adults interviewing for jobs.

Dawna was a fiercely loyal friend, daughter, sister, aunt, and partner. Those that were lucky enough to be in her life knew that she would always have their back, no matter what. She was a die-hard New England Patriots and Boston Red Sox fan who attended many of those games, especially in Tampa or Miami. This made for some very interesting (but fun) competitive rivalries with her friends and family in Florida. Dawna also loved attending concerts and listening to a variety of music like classic and alternative rock, grunge, 80s hair bands, country, and old school rap (especially 2Pac, who was her first true love). Dawna also loved traveling and would come home to New England often to spend time with her friends and family. She especially enjoyed the annual summer family trip to St. Andrews, NB, Canada.

Dawna is survived by the love of her life, Onnie Crumbs of St. Petersburg, Fla., his daughter, LaPorsha and grandson, Zion; her parents, Robert and Cecile (Ouellette) Poliquin of Dover, N.H. and Raymond and Carol Bilodeau of Auburn, and her siblings, Samantha Poliquin-Cole and her partner Glenn Walton, Ron Bilodeau and his wife Jennifer, Joe Greeley, Keely Corliss and her husband Kevin, Lisa Greeley and her partner, Mark. Auntie Dawna also had a very special relationship with her many nieces and nephews, Julianne, Hannah, Isaiah, Lucas, Jordan, Cali, Austin, Kaleb, Dominic, Devin, Savannah, and Isaac; and “Pépère” Omer Canuel of Lewiston; and will be missed by many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

A time of visiting will be Saturday Dec. 15, 2018 from 2-4 p.m., followed by a service at 4 p.m. at the Tasker Funeral Home, 621 Central Ave., Dover.

Please go to www.taskerfh.com to sign the online guestbook.

If desired, memorials in Dawna’s name may

be made to:

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

501 St. Jude Place

Memphis, TN 38105-9959

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