Obituary: Dawn Elaine Roth Costello Obituary 2024

Obituary: Dawn Elaine Roth Costello

Obituary: Dawn Elaine Roth Costello

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dawn Elaine Roth Costello, 61, of Winthrop, Maine. Dawn passed away peacefully at her home on Tuesday, May 21, 2024, surrounded by her loving family and friends.

Early Life and Family

Dawn was born on June 7, 1962, in Gardiner, Maine, to Clyde and Ann Roth. She was raised in Winthrop and attended Winthrop High School, graduating in 1980. After high school, Dawn attended cosmetology school and pursued her passion for making others look and feel their best.

In 1991, Dawn married her best friend, Gregory Costello, after spending 11 years as his partner. Together, they shared countless memories and built a beautiful life filled with love and laughter.

Career and Interests

Dawn was a dedicated and talented beautician. In 1985, she opened her own beauty shop, DR Sudz, where she became known for her exceptional skills and warm personality. Her clients were her extended family, and she cherished the relationships she built with them over the years.

Beyond her work, Dawn was passionate about gardening and preserving the beauty of nature. Her yards were filled with vibrant flowers and lush greenery, which she tended with meticulous care. She also enjoyed fishing, spending time at her camp “Upta” on Schoodic Lake, and sharing her love of the outdoors with her family and friends.

Legacy and Impact

Dawn’s kindness, generosity, and unwavering spirit left a lasting impact on all who knew her. She was a devoted wife, sister, aunt, and friend, always putting the needs of others before her own. Her passing has created a void in the lives of her loved ones, but her memory will forever be cherished.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Dawn’s name to Pals Animal Center in Winthrop, Maine, or St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.


As per Dawn’s wishes, there will be no public service. A private family graveside burial will be held at a later date.