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Martha Fitzpatrick Dixon

Martha Ann Fitzpatrick Dixon, age 81, of Audubon, PA passed peacefully in her sleep at Kindred Care Hospital in Havertown, PA on September 26, 2022.

Martha was born in New York City, the daughter of Edward John and Florence McAuley Fitzpatrick, and grew up in Jackson Heights, New York.

She graduated from the Mary Lewis Academy, Jamaica Estates, New York and then St. Joseph’s College for Women in Brooklyn, New York. She subsequently graduated from New York University with an MBA in Finance.

Martha had a rewarding career in both finance and technology at Mobil Oil, Chase Bank, and Lukens Steel.

She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Frederick “Fred” Dixon, her sister, Margaret “Margie” Fitzpatrick Donlon and her brother-in-law John “Jack” Donlon. She is also survived by her sister-in-law Barbara Dixon Woodcock, niece Pamela (Frank) Bennett, nephews John (Brenda) Woodcock, Steven Woodcock, and many loving cousins.

Martha strongly believed in the power of prayer, instilled in her by her parents and had great pride in her Irish heritage. She prayed twice a day for all she knew of who needed prayers. She was a Eucharistic Minister for her church, Saint Teresa of Avila, Audubon, PA

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Martha’s name to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 840692, Dallas, Texas 75284-0692, or St. Teresa of Avila, 1260 S. Trooper Road, Audubon, PA 19403.

Funeral Services

A visitation will be held on Thursday, September 29, 2022 from 9:00-9:50 am at St. Joseph on the Brandywine, 10 Old Church Rd. Greenville, DE 19807. Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10:00 am. Interment will follow the Mass at the St. Joseph Cemetery.


    Mary Grace and John Killmer lit a candle and writes,
    We will miss our dear friend of 52 years Martha Dixon everyday for the rest of our lives. We will remember our walks on the boardwalk, our shopping when we spent weekends together and attending mass together wherever we spent the weekend together in Scotch Plains, Colts Neck or Spring Lake, Chads Ford or Audubon. We shared wonderful vacations with Fred and Martha on our Red Rock tours, wine country, Italy and Charleston. We admired Martha’s volunteer work and the love and friendships she shared with her neighbors. We especially shared her love of God. Until we meet again Martha “May God hold you in the palm of His hand”. Love Mary Grace and John.
    09/27/2022 08:03 pm
    Estelle Alexander lit a candle and writes,
    Martha was a shining light, a sweet, loving, and lovely woman who was a wonderful friend and neighbor. May guardian angels sing her to her peaceful rest.
    09/28/2022 03:46 pm
    Estelle Alexander lit a candle and writes,
    Martha was a shining light, a sweet, loving, and lovely woman. She was a kind, caring and wonderful friend. May guardian angels guide her to peaceful sleep.
    09/28/2022 03:58 pm
    Margee Khouri writes,
    Margie, I'm so sorry about the passing away of your sister, Martha. I remember all the fun we had! you and she were very close. Love, Margee
    10/02/2022 02:11 pm
    Wasy D'Cruz lit a candle and writes,
    Jacquie and I are deeply saddend, by Martha's passing. We spent many good days with Martha and Fred in Chadds Ford, tybee island on their way to FL, and Martha was always very charming. We will miss Martha. My sincerest condolences to Fred. Wasy and Jacquie D'Cruz
    10/03/2022 08:59 pm
    Anne Adams writes,
    Dearest Fred, my heart goes out to you in this tragic time. I know that Martha was the love of your life, your soul mate and shining light and how broken you must feel right now. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and if I can do anything all you have to do is call. My love to you. Anne
    10/06/2022 03:18 pm
    Elizabeth (Liss) Gravuer lit a candle and writes,
    Dear Cousin Fred, I just came upon this obituary and send my deepest condolences and love. I have very fond memories of our visits with Aunt Elsie. Martha was a very lovely soul. I am distraught that I did not find out about this sooner. My deepest sympathies and love to you!! "Beth Liss"
    01/09/2023 02:35 pm

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