US Navy

Harry T. Dawkins

July 17, 1945 ~ November 9, 2022 (age 77)
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Harry T. Dawkins (July 17, 1945- November 9, 2022) Harry Thomas Dawkins, of Setauket, passed away peacefully at the age of 77 on November 9, 2022. Born on July 17, 1945, he was the son of Mary and Bertram Dawkins. Harry is survived by his wife, Kathleen Dawkins, his son, Jonathan Dawkins, his stepchildren, Daphne Fitzpatrick and their partner Johanna Phelps and Rachel Weissmann and her husband, John Owen, step-grandchildren Elias Owen, Oona Owen, Fitz Phelps and August Phelps. Twin Sister Margaret, Sister Lillian, Brother Bertram (also known as Bud). He was the beloved uncle to Bonnie Dawkins, Peter Dawkins, and Nancy Dawkins-Pisani. Harry was a veteran of the Vietnam War serving in the Navy’s Special Services Group with the Patrol Boat, Rivers from 1963 to 1967. He received the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart. After his Honorable Discharge, he returned home to Long Island and continued his career on the water ever since. A man of many talents and known for his ability to make friends with anybody, he is well known for his time with the Captree Boat Basin as the captain of the Yankee III and the Port Jefferson Ferry and Marina. Whether it was working the docks or spending time with his many close friends, it would not be taking liberties to say, “Harry Dawkins was the mayor of Port Jeff”.


Services

Visitation
Sunday
November 20, 2022

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Bryant Funeral Home
411 Old Town Road
East Setauket, NY 11733

Visitation
Sunday
November 20, 2022

7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Bryant Funeral Home
411 Old Town Road
East Setauket, NY 11733

Service
Monday
November 21, 2022

10:30 AM
Bryant Funeral Home
411 Old Town Road
East Setauket, NY 11733

Interment
Monday
November 21, 2022

Calverton National Cemetery
210 Princeton Boulevard
Calverton, NY 11933

Donations

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