Charles W. Dixon

September 30, 1937December 25, 2012
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CHATHAM – Charles W. “Chuck” Dixon, 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 humanitarian 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 or the Visiting Nurse Association of Cape Cod, 255 Independence Drive, Hyannis, MA 02601.


  • Visitation Friday, December 28, 2012
  • Funeral Service Saturday, December 29, 2012

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April 5, 2013

To Elaine:
I just leaned that Chuck had died. My condolences to you and your children. I was a classmate of his at Boston College Law School.
I knew no finer man than Chuck Dixon. I know he was a man of strong faith. I expect to meet him again.
Bob Clifford

January 4, 2013

To the Dixon family, I will always remember the Saturday golf outings with Chuck and the guys at Cranberry Valley. Chuck was a good friend to all who were lucky to have crossed his path.
With deepest sympathy, Dave and Judie DeCarolis

fred uehlein

January 3, 2013

Dear Elaine and family,
I new Chuck as a fellow lawyer and sometime golf course duffer over more than thirty years of workers compensation advocacy. Each day I had the good fortune to run into Chuck, made my day a lot brighter. I take with me his positive attitude and phenominal common sense. Please accept my sincerest condolences on your loss. Fred Uehlein

Bill Trainor

December 31, 2012

My condolences to the Dixon family. Chuck taught me the importance of being a compassionate lawyer. I owe him much. He was a man of faith and I pray he shares in the joy of the Resurrection.

Christine Wood

December 30, 2012

I have been thinking about Chuck and Elaine over these many weeks. I am truly sorry for his loss He was a price of a man and a true gentleman. He will be missed.

December 29, 2012

Dear Elaine,
We send you our deepest sympathy for the loss of your husband. Your family and you are in our thoughts and prayers at this sad time.
Anne and Steve Kott, Wellesley, MA

Ellen McGuinness Pagliaro

December 29, 2012

Dear Elaine and Family,
My sincere sympathy at Chuck's passing. I have been praying for him for a long time as I saw his name in Holy Redeemers bulletin. I always loved seeing your smiling faces come in to Christians Restaurant when I was were both definetely A list customers!!! It was always a pleasure to wait on you and Chuck. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. May he rest in God's eternal peace.

December 29, 2012

Dear Elaine and family, We're sorry to hear of the death of Chuck. I have fond memories of you and your family visiting my parents in Milton when the girls were little. Wishing we could be with you, but traveling for the holidays. Sending our love and prayers. Anne Fidler Ancona and Jim Ancona

Holly McNulty

December 29, 2012

Elaine, my deepest condolences to you and your family. I so enjoyed getting to know both of you. Buying my first house with Chuck was an amazingly positive experience. Our chats while riding in the car have put many smiles on my face. Strength and love in the days ahead.

December 29, 2012

Elaine, Ellen, Beth, Amy and Bill,

Words cannot express our deepest sympathy for your loss. Knowing Chuck as a teenager and growing closer to him in retirement makes us realize what a great and good man he was with such intense wit, insightful memory of facts and stories we had long since forgotten and sound judgment --- despite his being a graduate of Boston Latin and BC Law --- (he would have had a humorous response to that and we all would had a belly laugh.) We loved him too and will continue our daily prayers for him and for you all in your bereavement. .

Jim and Dottie Mackey