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Dickson, Elizabeth M. (Wildes)

 Dickson, Betty0001

Elizabeth Marie (Wildes) Dickson died peacefully Christmas Day 2018 at her home in Wrentham, surrounded by her family.  She was 82.  Betty was born May 12, 1936 in Boston, Massachusetts, and was a long time resident of Dedham.  She was the beloved daughter of Prescott Hartley and Martha Evelyn (Rincker) Wildes.  Betty worked as an Administrative Assistant at the Faulkner Hospital for many years and was an active member of the Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Norwood and enjoyed singing in the choir.  She loved to help others and will always be remembered for her faith, love and kindness.

Betty was the loving mother of Mark Leonard Dickson of Warner, New Hampshire, and Scott Bennett Dickson of Cumberland, Rhode Island; Paula Marie Rando, and her husband Christopher, and Joelle Elizabeth Willson, and her husband Patrick, all of Wrentham; her brother, the late Herbert T. Wildes; as well as 9 grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Visiting hours will be held Friday, Dec 28th from 4 to 8 pm at the Folsom Funeral Home, 87 Milton Street, Dedham.  Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral Saturday at 11 am at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Norwood followed by burial in Brookdale Cemetery in Dedham.

In lieu of flowers donations to Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 24 Berwick Street, Norwood, MA 02062 or to the ALS Association, 685 Canton Street, Suite 103, Norwood, MA 02062, or to the Old Colony Hospice, 321 Manly Street, West Bridgewater, MA 02379 would be appreciated.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Helen Fisher
    December 26th, 2018 | 4:00 pm

    To my beautiful Godmother. I will love you and miss you always! ❤️To my cousins and their extended families. I am so sorry for your loss. She had the most beautiful soul and she will be missed by many. You are all in my thoughts and prayers!

  2. George snd Elizabeth Fahey
    December 26th, 2018 | 4:23 pm

    Betty was my sister in-law.she was a great person there will be a special place in heaven for her.

  3. December 26th, 2018 | 6:10 pm

    Love you cousin Betty
    Love to all xxoo
    A Beautiful Bright Star was in Heaven last night.

  4. Ruthie Elliott
    December 26th, 2018 | 7:45 pm

    Mark, Scott, Paula, Joelle and families.
    Sorry for your loss. She was a special lady. No more pain. I will miss my Cousin Betty.
    Love Cousin Little Ruthie

  5. Lorayne beinke
    December 27th, 2018 | 5:55 am

    Betty was a special angel, my best memorie is all the hats, gloves and scarfs she made me, she is with her lord and is at peace, blessings to her whole family

  6. Geoff and Stephanie Fahey
    December 27th, 2018 | 9:27 am

    Auntie Betty’s radiant smile, soft-spoken kind words will live on forever in those she left behind,she truly will be missed and will not be forgotten. With all our love, thoughts and prayers to her family.

  7. Brenda Payne
    December 27th, 2018 | 11:14 am

    Sending prayers and love to the entire family.

    Hopkinton NH

  8. December 27th, 2018 | 12:06 pm

    A beautiful soul,full of love and faith,now in Heaven ever closer to God… Loving you always. Forgetting you never.

  9. Diana Landers
    December 27th, 2018 | 1:00 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. It was always so nice to see her in E. Dedham. What an amazing Christmas they must of had in Heaven. I’m sure she got the bestest welcome. Thinking of all of you

  10. Harold Buttlar
    December 27th, 2018 | 1:59 pm

    I will always remember all she and her family did for me! Family gatherings, trips to the beach. She was an amazing person.

  11. December 27th, 2018 | 3:42 pm

    Will never forget auntie Betty’s smile. She was such a very caring lady. My thoughts and prayers go out to my Cousins. Love you auntie Betty.

  12. Kathleen and Joan Fair
    December 27th, 2018 | 4:58 pm

    So many fond memories of cousin Betty. As a child I loved going over her house for parties. She always made you feel welcome. She greeted you with a big smile and a big hug. She will be missed. Love cousins Kathy, Joan,Bob and Toby

  13. Nancy and John Bernthal
    December 27th, 2018 | 5:18 pm

    To Paula, Joelle, Mark, Scott and families,
    We send our sympathy and love at this bittersweet time. What a wonderful day to arrive in heaven! God planned this for Betty, knowing she was tired and in pain and took her home on Jesus’ birthday, so she could sing and rejoice with the angels. She will be greatly missed by everyone who knew her. She was a kind, loving and generous person. Her faith in God made her light up a room. She loved you all so very much and was so pleased to share in your lives. Although we didn’t have the opportunity to see Betty very often, each visit was a treasure in which her faith and love shined. We loved her and we will miss her. God bless all of you .

  14. Sheilah Conceison
    December 27th, 2018 | 7:40 pm

    Paula, I am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful mother. From the remarks written about her, I can see that you inherited her kind and loving nature. My prayers for you and your whole family.

    Very Sincerely,

    Sheilah “C”

  15. Leo Landers & Margaret Domaney
    December 27th, 2018 | 11:38 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Cousin Betty was a wonderful woman. She will be missed. May her memory be eternal.

  16. Linda Wildes
    December 28th, 2018 | 1:13 pm

    Aunt Betty was such a special person and was so much more than an aunt to me. I loved her like a mother. She was the kindest and sweetest person that I ever met. Although I will miss her dearly, I am comforted by her being in Heaven with my father, her brother.
    My deepest condolences go to Joelle, Paula, Scott, Mark and their families.

  17. Donnie Cobb
    December 28th, 2018 | 2:23 pm

    To Paula, Joelle, Mark, Scott and Family:
    We send our sympathy and love to you all. Betty was my only girl cousin but more like my sister. The memories from children to adult over the years are so wonderful and vivid, as we grew up together (Betty, Herb, Gerry, Donnie) always with love. I will forever see her smile and feel her hugs.
    Cousin Donnie

  18. John Furtado
    December 28th, 2018 | 2:35 pm

    I am so sorry for you loss. Joelle, I am sorry that I cannot be there during this sad time. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayer.

  19. Barbara Walton Metayer
    December 28th, 2018 | 6:49 pm

    Betty was a beautiful person and will be missed by many. prayers are with her family..

  20. Doris. Ken. Kranefuss
    December 28th, 2018 | 9:41 pm

    We were so sorry to hear of your loss. Betty was a beautiful lady and will be missed by everyone she touched over the years. She will be in our thoughts and prayers always. Peace to her soul.
    God bless. Ken. Doris K

  21. Louise mckinnon
    December 30th, 2018 | 3:09 pm

    To Mark, Paula, Scott, Joelle, and family
    I am terribly sorry for the loss of your Mom. She was a really nice person who was very close to her family. I know how difficult it is to lose someone who is so precious to you. Take comfort knowing that she is finally home and at peace. I hope it helps you to know that many of us are sending you prayers and love during this difficult time. Love to all of you, Louise

  22. Sharon Nall
    December 30th, 2018 | 6:55 pm

    My prayers of peace and comfort for you all. May you be warmed by all the good memories.

  23. Jennifer Diefenbacher
    January 2nd, 2019 | 4:12 pm

    Paula, Joelle, Mark & Scott,
    My Mom just let me know that your Mom had passed on Christmas. I am so sorry for your loss. I have always adored your Mom. She was always so kind and welcoming to me. We have corresponded at Christmas for years and I always enjoyed hearing her family update. I will miss those letters and will never forget her. I’m sorry I couldn’t make it to her funeral. My thoughts, prayers, and love are with you all.

  24. Kenneth Lake
    January 4th, 2019 | 12:28 am

    Many memories of cousin Betty, She will be missed.
    Love you cousin Kenny.
    Agenes Buttlar Lake Surette My Mom

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