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Joanne (Holden) Dixon
May 14, 1938 ~ December 24, 2023 (age 85) 85 Years Old
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Joanne (Holden) Dixon, age 85 and long-time resident of Cape Neddick, passed away
peacefully on Sunday, December 24, 2023, at Durgin Pines in Kittery with her husband
Karl Arthur Dixon of fourty years by her side.
Born in Quincy, Ma. On May 14,1938, Joanne was the daughter of the late John and
Grace Tucker Holden. Raised and educated in Braintree, Ma. Joanne graduated Thayer
Academy in 1956, where she met her future husband and father of her children, William Lewis
Colton, who predeceased her in 2001. After Thayer, Joanne studied at Colby Jr. College.
A baseball fanatic, she loved the Red Sox, canoeing, camping, Moose Pond, family lobster
dinners, scat card games, her animals, watching her grandkids sports, her birds and she had
the gift of a green thumb. All appreciated her exceptional attitude, work ethic and smiling wit.
She was a very popular school bus driver in Duxbury, MA. while raising her kids.
She moved to Maine in the 80s, where she met Karl. She worked at The Journal Tribune for many years.
She then helped establish York Hospital’s Transportation Services. Upon retirement, she began
volunteering and delivering meals. She was a member of York’s First Parish Church.
In addition to her husband, Joanne is survived by her children, Bradford Colton and his wife
Maureen of Kingston, Ma., and Bonnie (Colton) Neilson and her husband David Neilson, of
York, Me. She is also survived by her five grandchildren, Emily, Jillian and Abigail Colton, and
Christopher and Alexander Neilson, as well as her nieces and nephews. In addition to her
parents, Joanne was predeceased by her brother John Holden.
A celebration of life will be held in the warmer months, which she loved so much. In lieu of
flowers, please consider a donation in Joanne’s memory to:
American Diabetes Association
P.O. Box 7023
Merrifield, Va. 22116-7023