Obituary: Anne Patricia Dickens, 88
Anne Patricia Dickens died peacefully on November 10th, 2014 at the age of 88, in the company of her loved ones.
Known as Pat to family and friends, she was born on May 6th, 1926 to John E. Wilson and Anna Hutchinson Wilson, in Peekskill, NY. She grew up in White Plains, NY, where she attended Good Counsel Academy, and then St. Ann’s School of Nursing in Fall River, MA. She met and married her husband of 52 years, Charles F. Dickens, in 1947, with whom she shared all life’s adventures, as well as three children and four grandchildren.
Pat worked with the mentally disabled at The W.A.R.C. of White Plains during the 1960’s and 70’s, and after that as the director of the Hospitality Center and Gift Shop of The Women’s Auxiliary of White Plains Hospital, until her retirement in 1988, when she and her husband relocated to New Market, MD. Following her husband’s death in 1999, she lived in Princess Anne, MD, until moving to Greenwich, CT in 2010.
Pat was an avid reader, a fan of games of all kinds and loved nothing more than spending time with her family. She will be greatly missed.
She is survived by her son, Charles Edward Dickens, and his wife, Clare, of Washington, DC, her daughter, Mary Dickens Rogers, and her husband, Bruce, of Darien, CT, her brother, Patrick A. Wilson, and his wife, Carol, of NJ, her three grandchildren John Maxwell Dickens, Evan W. Rogers and Celia G. Rogers, as well as many nieces and nephews.
Along with her husband, Charles, she was pre-deceased by her brothers, Charles L. and John E. Wilson Jr., her sisters, Mary Wilson and Margaret Burnett, her son, Frank E. Dickens, and her grandson, Titus W. Dickens.
There will be a private memorial at Arlington National Cemetery, where at her request, her ashes will be placed next to those of her husband.