DIXON, DAVID E. " UNCLE DAVE" RET. HAMDEN DEPUTY POLICE CHIEF David E. Dixon (known as "Uncle Dave" to all), beloved husband of Sallyann Dixon, passed away on Sunday, October 21, 2012 at his home in Hamden. He leaves behind four daughters, Roseann (Harry) Tripp of Rosewll, Ga, Linda Guerra Dixon of Guilford, Christine Guerra Dixon of East Haven and Laurie (David) Leonard of North Branford. He also leaves behind three grandchildren, David Leonard, Jr., Rachael Leonard and Amanda Leonard; two great grandchildren, Karsin and Gunnar Leonard. Faithfully by his side every day was his miniature dachshund, Sadie. Born in New Haven, on August 24, 1939, son of the late Florence McFayden. A lifelong resident of Hamden, he was a thirty year veteran of the Hamden Police Department, retired at the rank of Deputy Chief. He was a member of the Masons Day Spring Lodge #30, a veteran of the United States Army serving in Germany for two years and was an avid New York Jets fan. Besides his immediate family, he leaves behind some very special nephews; Steven Pascarella whom he considered a son, Frank, Clifford and Vincent Pascarella, Jr., Teddy, Michael, Edward Keyes and the late Steven Keyes. Also predeceased by his brothers, William, Malcolm and James Dixon. The family would like to extend a special debt of gratitude to Dr. Harold Tara, Nurses Nancy and Maryann, and all of the staff at the Father McGivney Cancer Center for their compassionate care. Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service on Saturday, October 27th in the Christ Lutheran Church, 600 Shepard Ave., Hamden at 11:00 am. There will be no visiting hours. Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Father McGivney Cancer Center, 1450 Chapel St., New Haven, CT 06511. The North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue has been entrusted with the arrangements.www.northhavenfuneral.com
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Published in The New Haven Register on Oct. 25, 2012