His first wife, Beverly Bell Lawson, passed away from cancer in 1987. He leaves his three children from that marriage, Debbie (Ivanoskos), Dexter Jr., and Kimberly and granddaughter, Nianna (Ivanoskos). He is survived by his second wife, Susan Van Etten Lawson.
ARRANGEMENTS: A memorial service is being planned at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in Dr. Lawson’s name may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. (www.alz.org/join_the_cause_donate.asp). A private burial will occur on December 1, 2012. Assisting the family with the arrangements is the Peterson-O’Donnell Funeral Home 167 Maple St. (Rte. 62), Danvers. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit www.odonnellfuneralservice.com