Donald Dickinson

Donald Dickinson, 81, of Epping, New Hampshire, passed away April 23, 2022. He was the beloved husband of Sharon (Ward) Dickinson. He was born in Middletown, CT, grew up in Cromwell, CT and moved to Plainville, CT before moving to New Hampshire in 2013.

Donald joined the U.S. Navy and served on the USS Essex CVA9, Shangri-La CVA 38, Helicopter Air/Sea Rescue Division. He enjoyed fishing and hunting and was a former member of the Plainville Lions Club.

Besides his wife Sharon he leaves behind his children, Suzanne Dickinson (fiancé Brian Zeph), Shawn Dickinson (Arlene); Grandchildren Christina (Brendan) Camilleri, Sabrina (Ben) Keene, Holly Dickinson, Cody Dickinson, Shannon (Tom) Vernali, Jamie Jankowski, Derek Dickinson; great grandchildren Brayden Camilleri, Hailey Sencio, Shane Sencio; his brother Charles Dickinson (Pat) of Cromwell, CT; stepmother Sophie Dickinson of Cromwell, CT; sisters-in-law Joanne Farrell, Patricia Bielefield (Don); many nieces and nephews and cousins.

He was pre-deceased by his father Charles Dickinson and stepsister Charlotte Whitney.

A graveside service for family and friends will be held 11 AM August 27th at Wilcox Cemetery, East Berlin, CT. There are no calling hours. Memorial donations may be made to the East Berlin Volunteer Fire Department, 80 Main Street East Berlin, CT 06023 or to a charity of the donor's choice. Carlson Funeral Home, New Britain, is assisting the family with arrangements. Please share a memory or note of sympathy at

the Hartford Courant - August 23, 2022