Patricia E. (Dion) Dickerson

October 1st, 2013

Patricia E. (Dion) Dickerson, age 72, of Wilmington, passed away surrounded by her loving family on October 1, 2013 at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington, MA, following a courageous battle with lung cancer. 

Patricia was born on July 26, 1941 in Lowell, MA; she was the cherished daughter of Olga P. (Komenchuk) Daley and the late Leo Dion.  Patricia’s family roots were in Charlestown where she was raised and educated.  She moved to Woburn for a few years and was a graduate of Woburn High School.

Patricia married the “love of her life,” Hugh D. “Dennis” Dickerson at the age of sixteen and the couple spent more than fifty-six years of marriage  and had a great life together.  After a few short years, Patricia and Dennis moved to Wilmington where they raised their four wonderful children; Dennis, Donna, Terry and Patricia. 

Patricia worked at Dynamics Research as an electronics technician for many years.

Patricia was a huge Red Sox fan and was famously known for her LOVE of the team.  Throughout the years, Patricia enjoyed getting her family and friends together to attend or watch countless games.  Patricia was ecstatic when they won the Pennant and was so proud of their record this year, she was so looking forward to following them in the playoffs.  To say Patricia was an AVID fan would be an understatement; she just loved the team and their players.

In her spare time, Patricia enjoyed doing puzzles and playing cards.  In her earlier years she loved to go camping and canoeing with her family throughout Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine.  The family had lots of fun on these trips and made many great memories to share over the years.

Patricia’s whole life was about her family; a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister and friend, Patricia’s love for them was unconditional and there wasn’t anything she wouldn’t do for family.  Patricia looked forward to family holidays and celebrations just to get everyone together; she was a kind, caring, and very generous with her time and talents.  Patricia will be remembered as “one of a kind” to her family and will be truly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Patricia was the beloved wife of Hugh D. “Dennis” Dickerson, devoted mother of Dennis Dickerson of Wilmington, Donna Kelley and her companion Rick Comeau of Windham, N.H., Terry Shannon & her husband Robert of Dracut and Patricia Morrison of Wilmington, loving “Nana” of Lisa Mannion and her husband Dennis, Linda Kelley, Michael Shannon, Robert Shannon, Keryn Shannon, Amanda McHugh, Matthew Dickerson, and Melissa Dickerson,  and “Great-Nana” of  Chelsea and Connor Mannion, cherished daughter of Olga P. (Komenchuk) Daley of Malden and the late Leo Dion, dear sister of Marie T. Soda of Burlington, Michael J. Dion of Malden, Edward L. Dion & his wife Joan of Swampscott and Johanna Marshall & her husband Robert of Thornton, CO.  Patricia is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will gather for a Funeral Service at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave., (Rte. 62), Wilmington on Friday, October 4th at 11:00 a.m.  Interment to follow in the family lot at Wildwood Cemetery in Wilmington.  Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, October 3rd from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m.  Memorial donations in Patricia’s name may be made to the Red Sox Jimmy Fund, c/o Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168.


5 Entries in Guest Book for “Patricia E. (Dion) Dickerson”

  1. Donna & Andy Smith & family says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.
    Love, Donna,& Andy, Matt, Dan & Kelly, Shawn & Lindsay, Tommy & Beth.

  2. Butch says:

    Sorry to hear the news may she rest in peace.No more hurt no more pain
    My thoughts and prayers go out to you and the family.
    Heaven has received a new ANGEL

  3. Lucy and family says:

    My sincere condolances to Donna and your family. God bless you all. May she rest in peace.

  4. ted kinnear says:

    sorry for your loss , dennis . my condolences to the dickerson family . ted kinnear

  5. Barbara Smith says:

    I was so sorry to hear of Pat’s death, she was always so sweet and kind to everyone and always so positive, loving and happy.
    I will always remember the family camping trips we took on the Saco River as some of my happiest memories.
    Rest in Peace Pat.

    Barbara Smith

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