Mother of classmate Henry Dickinson
Grace Naomi (Pfrommer) Dickinson passed away on Friday, August 30, 2019 at Hanover Hill Healthcare Center surrounded by her family. She was 100 years old.
She was born on August 29, 1919 in Irvington, New Jersey to John and Eleanor (Thurber) Pfrommer and was the middle of three sisters.
She married Henry Taylor Dickinson on October 3, 1942 and they raised five children together in East Longmeadow, Massachusetts. She worked at Forbes & Wallace, Shawmut Bank and JC Penney before retiring to travel with her husband throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, South Africa, England and Scotland. They were happily married for 51 years.
After Henry's death in 1994, she split her time between Florida and New Hampshire, ultimately settling in Manchester to be closer to family.
We will remember Grace for her love of teddy bears, crafting, reading and sending greeting cards to all of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, also for her love of music and dancing to Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, the Mills Brothers and listening to Tony Bennett.
We will remember Grace and treasure her for the rest of our lives.
In addition to her husband, Henry, she was predeceased by her parents Eleanor and John Pfrommer, her sisters, Eleanor Walb and Katherine (Honey) Bryant. She is survived by her children Sandra Dodds of Lenoir City, TN; Susan Jerome of Mechanic Falls, ME; Henry Dickinson, Jr. of Raeford, NC; Ronald (Jan) Dickinson of Canterbury, NH; and Gary Dickinson of Manchester, NH; as well as 10 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and her beloved cat, Pumpkin.
The family attended a Celebration of Life at Phaneuf Funeral Home in Manchester and her burial will be at Hillcrest Cemetery in Springfield, MA. To view an online memorial, leave a message of condolence, or for more information, please go to phaneuf.net.
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