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DIXON, Charles W. "Chuck" 75, of Chatham, died on Tuesday, December 25, 2012 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Born on September 30, 1937, in Boston, MA, he was the son of the late Charles W. Dixon, Sr. and Genevieve (Campbell) Dixon. Chuck attended Boston Latin School graduating in 1955. After high school, he entered St. John Seminary where he graduated in 1959. In 1962, he received his law degree from Boston College. He proudly served in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam Conflict as a JAG officer in Saigon and was awarded the Bronze Star. Chuck was a partner at Milton, Laurence and Dixon, Attorneys at Law, in downtown Worcester. He was a true humantarian who deeply cared about people. He focused his law practice on helping people solve their problems in a peaceful manner. He golfed at Cranberry golf course in Harwich and Seaside golf course in Chatham. Chuck was a fan of the New England professional sports teams. More than anything, he cherished the time that he shared with his beloved wife, children and grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by his sister, Janet Strong. He is survived by his loving wife, Elaine (Moran) Dixon; his three daughters, Ellen Wettengel and her husband, Steven of Medway, MA, Beth Petry and her husband, Peter of Windham, NH, Amy Rhinelander and her husband, John of Chatham, NJ; his six grandchildren, Katherine Wettengel, Ryan Wettengel, Matthew Petry, Jack Rhinelander, Peter Rhinelander, Matthew Rhinelander; his brother, William C. Dixon and his wife, Kathy of Duxbury, MA; as well as several nieces and nephews. Friends may call from 4 pm - 7 pm on Friday, December 28, 2012 at the Nickerson Funeral Home, 87 Crowell Road in CHATHAM, MA. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 am on Saturday, December 29, 2012 at Holy Redeemer Church, 57 Highland Avenue, Chatham, MA 02633. Burial will follow in Seaside Cemetery on Crowell Road in Chatham. Donations in Chuck's memory may be made to David B. Perini, Jr. Quality of Life Clinic at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 10 Brookline Place West, 6th floor, Brookline, MA 02445 or via www.dana-farber.org/gift or the Visiting Nurse Association of Cape Cod, 255 Independence Drive, Hyannis, MA 02601.

Published in The Boston Globe on Dec. 28, 2012
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