Obituary of Mary Louise Dixon
Mary Lou (Stenham) Dixon, 78, of Marlborough passed away peacefully on Monday, June 27, 2022 at home surrounded by her loving family, after a battle with cancer. She was John W. Dixon’s beloved wife for 51 years.
Born in New Haven, she was the daughter of the late George Edward and Louise Frances (Weber) Stenham. She was a graduate of East Haven High School, and Quinnipiac College in Hamden, CT. Mary Lou was a teacher in the East Haven school system, later becoming a nursery school teacher, Co-owner and Director of The Children’s Workshop in Marlborough for 30 years.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by her two sons, David S. Dixon and his fiancée Amy Olsen of Austin, TX, Christopher J. Dixon and his wife Michelle Buckley of Dayton, ME, her daughter Gretchen M. Verseput and her husband Brian Verseput of Louisville, CO, her grandchildren Maddie and Finley Dixon, Avery Olsen, Jonathan, Henry, Caroline and George Verseput, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Mary Lou was predeceased by her brother, Donald E. Stenham, in 1992, and her son, Jonathan E. Dixon, in 1998.
Mary Lou’s greatest accomplishments were raising her 4 children and helping to mold the numerous children she taught throughout the years. She was a firm believer in doing the right thing and preached kindness to others. She had a gift for gab, and enjoyed decorating, gardening, and gourmet cooking.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, July 6, 2022 at 11:00 am at St. John Fisher Church, 30 Jones Hollow Rd., Marlborough. Burial will be in Marlboro Cemetery. Friends and family may call on Tuesday, July 5, 2022 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm at Mulryan Funeral Home, 725 Hebron Ave., Glastonbury. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Brain and Research Foundation, 747 Third Avenue, 33rd Floor, New York, NY 10017 (www.bbrfoundation.org). For online condolences, please visit www.mulryanfh.com.