Dawnald Raymond Henderson, of Old Chatham, NY, beloved husband of Maria A. Anastasi passed away on March 12, 2019 at the age of 87. Dawnald was born in Roxbury, MA and graduated from Boston College and the New York University School of Law. He is also survived by his sister Judith Walker and multiple family members.
An Army veteran and Fulbright scholar, Dawnald started his law career working for then Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy as a US Attorney for the Southern District of New York. He went on to a long career as an attorney for Columbia Records and a Vice President of Legal Affairs at Children’s Television Workshop. He will be dearly missed by everyone who has had the pleasure and privilege of knowing him.
Dawnald was predeceased by Roy and May Henderson, and his brothers, Roy G. Henderson, Henry W. Henderson and John R. Henderson.
A private viewing will be held March 18 at the Wenk Funeral Home, Chatham, NY and a memorial mass will be held at 4 PM on March 19 at St. James Church in Chatham, followed by a gathering at the church from 5 PM to 8 PM. There will also be a memorial service in Boston later this year. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the CityKids Foundation Inc. or the Special Olympics.