We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Crawford Funeral Home
Judy Dixon age 89, known for her compassion and kindness passed away peacefully on May 20, 2022. Judy was born in Framingham, Massachusetts, graduated from Framingham High School, the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and then years later received her Masters from Nazareth College, in Rochester, New York.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Kenneth Martin and the sainted one, Virginia M. Sherrill, her husband Henry C. “Hank” Dixon, stepson Paul Dixon and numerous friends and loved ones who embraced her as she entered into heaven. She is survived by her sisters, Kate (Pete) Marnane, Penny Williams (Paul), brother Kenneth (Linda) Martin; children Katherine (Mike) Mueller, Eric Moore, Leslie (Robert) Mooney, Sam Dixon, Sally (Wayne) Heid, Melissa (Keith) Beaver; and grandchildren Adam (Jaci) Moore, Taryn (Aaron) Baek, Erica Moore, Josh Moore, Bob Mooney, Jackie Mooney, Kendra Beaver, Sean Beaver, as well as a beautiful group of great grandchildren, grandnieces and nephews.
Our Mom, grandma, sister, and friend will forever be remembered as the one who never forgot you on your birthday. Who sent you a note or card just because, and knew when to reach out to you when you were in need of a friend. Her genuine warmth, affection and handwritten notes will forever be cherished by all who received one. She leaves us her wisdom of how to love, worship, serve the community, and take care of family and friends. Judy held special memories of her life growing up in Framingham with her siblings, cousins and hosting weekend outings on their Grove Street farm with high school friends. She also loved working summers with her friends on Cape Cod. Judy married and raised a family while moving all over the United States. Eventually settling in Penfield, New York where she received her Masters in Education to begin a new career teaching in the Fairport School District. Judy married Hank, the love of her life, in 1984 and he whisked her away to travel the world and the United States. She recruited her siblings to join them on many weeklong bike adventures. Judy and Hank spent long summers at Drag Lake in Canada where she enjoyed canoeing, her gardens and “cottage specials”. She was an adventurous one, who in the early years, took her children on numerous skiing, sailing, rafting, canoeing, biking and hiking trips. In her later years, when she wasn’t busy traveling, she would be found volunteering at the Asbury Storehouse, visiting church friends who were homebound or in nursing homes, visiting family, knitting beautiful wool sweaters, baking cookies, spoiling her grandchildren and composing daily handwritten notes to family and friends all over the world. Judy was a blessing to know and love. She will be missed by all and forever cherished in our memories.
A Celebration of Life and reception will be held on Saturday, June 11th at 5 pm at Asbury First United Methodist Church on 1050 East Ave.
It is Judy’s wish for everyone to celebrate the way she lived. In lieu of flowers please donate to the Asbury Storehouse, 1050 East Avenue, Rochester, New York 14607 (https://asburyfirst.org/give-outreach).