1927 – 2016

FARMINGTON — Dorothy B. Dickman, 89, of Farmington passed away early Saturday morning, July 16, at Edgewood Rehabilitation with her daughter by her side.

Dorothy Mae was born Feb. 13, 1927, in Manhattan, N.Y., youngest daughter of Edmund P. and Irene (Carey) Brader. She was raised in Bayside, Queens, N.Y. Her oldest niece called her “Dory” and it stuck. She graduated from Flushing High School in 1945, and attended SUNY Farmingdale (then Ag&Tech). She worked at several dairy farms in New York and Connecticut, a creamery in Delaware County, N.Y., and then went to work on Long Island for Grumman Aircraft Corporation (now Northrup Grumman) where she met Paul Rowe Dickman of Shackport, Delaware County, N.Y. After two years of commuting “up home” together, they were married in Delhi, N.Y., and then raised their family in Northport, N.Y. They retired to Farmington in 1994. They celebrated their 62nd anniversary shortly before Paul’s death in 2014.

Dory was a pilot, a sailor, a dairy farmer, a Grummanite, a creative baker, a Christian, a patriot, a single mother in the 50s, and ultimately a mother to four children and their spouses, grandmother to 10 grandchildren and their spouses, and great-grandmother to 6.5 great-grandchildren. Her extended family goes beyond our family tree and into the communities she has lived in. She was a force to be reckoned with, a titan of a woman. The Dickman family criss-crossed the country many times, camping in all 50 states by 1965. Paul, Dory and the family also enjoyed some 16 years of cruising the east coast on their sailboat, Starlight. She was an active member of the Fairbanks Union Church. She will be missed greatly.

Dory is survived by her daughter, Susan Burt and her husband, Chuck, of Madison, Ala.; sons, David and his wife, Linda (Trott) of East Northport, N.Y., and Douglas and his wife, Stephanie (Nelson) of Rochester, N.Y.; brother-in-law, Glen Dickman of Colorado; grandchildren, Linh Sullins, Cindy Willingham, Laura Burt, Mary Etta Schoradt, Theresa Dickman, Melissa Seserko, Joanna Dickman, Connor Dickman and Sarah Dickman; great-grandchildren, Aaron, Josh, Hannah, Mia, Grace and Anne Marie; and many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband, parents, siblings and a son, Thomas Paul.

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