Dorothy “Dottie” (McDevitt) Dixon

April 19, 2020

Dorothy “Dottie” (McDevitt) Dixon

Dorothy “Dottie” (McDevitt) Dixon  –  in Woburn, April 19th at ninety two years of age.  Beloved wife of the late Frank T. Dixon.  Cherished mother of Elaine “Laney” Judd , her husband Michael of Woburn, Carol A. Schelzi of Lynnfield, Lorraine “Lori” Korte of Tewksbury and Daniel Dixon, his wife Jeanne of N. Reading.  Dear sister of the late William McDevitt.  Devoted grandmother of Janice and Holly Judd, Katelyn Champion, Jaclyn Powers, Jeffrey Schelzi, Erin Korte, Elise Brucato, Steven, Thomas and Samantha Dixon and several great grandchildren. Due to the current situation we are experiencing with the Corona Virus, arrangements are private and under the direction of the Lynch – Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn. 

Dorothy (McDevitt) Dixon passed away at the Careone at Lexington, Sunday, April 19th, 2020.  The beloved wife of the late Frank T. Dixon, she was ninety two years of age.

Born in Arlington, she was the daughter of  the late William and Mary Ellen (Hurld) McDevitt.  Raised in Burlington, Dotty grew up on a farm there and was very familiar with the day to day operations. She was educated in the Burlington Schools, where she had graduated from Burlington High School, Class of 1945.  While in high school she met Frank Dixon .  Frank often delivered the grain to the Dixon family farm.  They began dating, later becoming husband and wife.  They travelled together for over the next fifty-five years.  

They moved to Woburn where they devoted themselves to raising their family.  Three daughters and a son, kept the Dixon household hopping.   Bringing up the family in the Green Street lent itself to a lot of fun in the summer time.  The pool, games, swings, park instructors, picnics and lots of other families, kept everyone quite busy throughout  the summer months.  Dottie was quite proud of her children and remained very close to  all throughout the years.  Day trips, vacations in Franklin, NH for several weeks and visiting many places all throughout the New England area kept Dottie and her family quite busy all through out the years.

Dotty and Frank took part in the Baldwin Apples and would square dance every week .  They established a lot of wonderful friendships and “kept on dancing” for close to forty years.

After the children were grown and began families of their own Dottie loved becoming a grandmother!  She often dropped by each of their homes, spending time with her grandchildren, having tea with her daughters and then headed home.  

Spending time with family is and what, Dotties life was about.  Her friendly, kind, and good natured ways, were always a pleasure to be around.  Dottie always showed great interest not just with her family but with all she knew.  She enjoyed listening and chatting not with just family but a host of others.  Always very interested and interesting.

Dottie was a woman of great faith.  Every week over the years she was actively involved in St Charles Church, and was never afraid to help out.  She lived, she loved and she laughed, leaving some wonderful memories for those who had the pleasure of spending time with her.

Sadly Dottie was predeceased by her parents, husband and her brother William McDevitt.

Dottie is lovingly survived by her children Elaine “Laney” Judd , her husband Michael of Woburn, Carol A. Schelzi of Lynnfield, Lorraine “Lori” Korte of Tewksbury and Daniel Dixon, his wife Jeanne of N. Reading.  Dear sister of the late William McDevitt.  Devoted grandmother of Janice and Holly Judd, Katelyn Champion, Jaclyn Powers, Jeffrey Schelzi, Erin Korte, Elise Brucato, Steven, Thomas and Samantha Dixon and several great grandchildren. Due to the current situation we are experiencing with the Corona Virus, arrangements are private and under the direction of the Lynch – Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn. 

Due to the current situation we are experiencing with the Corona Virus, arrangements are private and under the direction of the Lynch – Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn. 

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  1. To the entire family: I am so sorry to hear of Dottie’s passing. She and your dad were a great couple, full of laughter and smiles. It was fun seeing them with my parents (Nadeau’s) sharing their love of each others company while square dancing with the Baldwin Apples. May your fond memories comfort you during this difficult time.

  2. So sorry to hear about Dottie. She was a good friend to my mom, Rita Farrow and a wonderful neighbor. The family extends their sympathies. Lynda (Farrow) Peitzsch

  3. Im so sorry for your families loss. She lived a full and wonderful life. May she rest in peace. Let your hearts be full of all the wonderful memories. Sincerely Ray (one of twins)

  4. Laney, Carol, Lori, and Danny; Much Sympathy in your Mommas passing. Growing up on Green street we had the best adults: Kay & Jim Fitzpatrick, Dotti & Frankie, Big Ernie & Evelyn, and the list goes on. May you find comfort in this most saddened time for your families to be together to console one another and SMILE about all the good times you all shared.

  5. Kimberly Shooter

    Dear Laney, Carol, Lori, and Danny and the entire family, my deepest condolences for the passing of your Mom. She was the best neighborhood Mom. It is because of my friendship with Lori that I have the fondest memories spending so much time at your house. Dottie took such good care of us – you never knew what she was cooking and always welcomed all guests. Dottie knew everyone and who they were related to, funny we haven’t yet figured our our connection with my great grandmother Mary Ann McDevitt. Dottie loved and could tell the best jokes. She was such a good friend and neighbor to all, especially Kay Fitzpatrick. I enjoyed my “Tuesday’s with Dottie” what a hoot. She was always the most gracious host, her graham crackers with peanut butter somehow tasted special but I’ve figured out that it was her company that made it taste so good. Dottie was the best of the best and I see a piece of her in each of you guys so she will live on in you and in our hearts. I am proud to have considered her my friend. God speed Dottie, back with Frankie square dancing away!
    Love you guys!

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