Windham, ME -- Don Dickinson, beloved husband of 54 years to wife Elaine, died at home under the guidance and steadfast care of VNA Hospice, on Sunday, November 13, after living with the limitations of stroke and progressive dementia for nearly 6 years. Regardless of limitation, Don was quick to say thank you for each day in prayer.
Don was a native of Salem MA, a graduate of Gordon College and Divinity school, and served churches in Wales and Charlestown, MA, retiring from ministry after 22 years of service, from First Calvary Baptist in North Andover, MA in 1993.
Don served in many capacities; he was president of The Baptist Home of MA, The Ocean Park Association, The Pines, and the Greater Lawrence Council of Churches. He was on the board of the American Baptist Churches, USA for eight years.
Upon retirement, Don found his 18th century home and began its restoration. He lived history and shared the house with the third graders of Windham, as they learned about their local history, for many years. The house was also open to the Windham Historical Society.
Don is survived by his wife Elaine Dickinson, his sister Caroline Hahlbeck; his children: Holly Dickinson Amidon and David Dickinson, David’s wife Kristy Dickinson, and his grandchildren: Daniel Amidon, Jessica, Emma, and Andrew (A.J.) Dickinson.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial visitation on Saturday, December 3, from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at United Baptist Church, 318 Main Street, Saco. A Memorial will follow at 10:30 at the United Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to:
United Baptist Church
318 Main St
50 Foden Rd
South Portland, ME 04106