Published On: Fri, Mar 14th, 2014

Passing of Dawn Raia


Update: Memorial services will be held on Sunday, March 23, at 2 p.m. at 57 Bridge Street (the former Baptist Church), Lambertville. Donations in Dawn’s memory may be made to Dawn’s Way, Fisherman’s Mark, 89 North Main Street, Lambertville, NJ 08530. Arrangements are under the direction of the Van Horn-McDonough Funeral Home, 21 York Street, Lambertville.

Dawn Raia, owner of City Market and Caffe Galleria in Lambertville, has lost her battle with cancer. She was diagnosed with the disease last April, and community members launched a fundraising campaign to help.

We’ll add more detail as we receive information about her funeral arrangements.

For now, we’ll just say that she was well-known, well-loved, and many people in New Hope and Lambertville are mourning her passing and experiencing the void she has left behind.

“It is an intense awakening at my age to think of life and death,” she said last year.  “At 43, I’ve chosen to keep fighting.”

We leave you with a tribute video featuring music by John Beacher:

About the Author

- Born in Brooklyn, raised at the Jersey Shore, lives in New Hope with wife, two kids, and too many rescued animals. Masters in politics from New York University. Former head of communications for MetLife, Vonage, Lincoln Financial. Former reporter for New Hope Gazette. Makes sure the Editorial and Advertising departments are kept separate.

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