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James E. Dixon, Sr.


Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Friday, Nov. 6th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107), REVERE, for JAMES E. DIXON Sr. who died on Saturday, October 31st at the Lighthouse Nursing Dixon, JamesCare Center of Revere, following a lengthy illness. His funeral service will be held in the funeral home on Saturday Nov. 7th, at 9:00 a.m. followed by the Funeral Service conducted in the funeral home at 10:00 a.m.


Born in Medford, he was raised & schooled there, coming to Revere 58 years ago. “Big Jim” as he was affectionately, known, gave over 28 years to the US AIR FORCE & THE US AIR FORCE RESERVES, FORMALLY retiring in 1982. He served with the US AIR FORCE RESERVES during the Viet-Nam-Era & then upon discharge from the AIR FORCE, reenlisted in the Reserves, one day later, on March 20, 1977. In 1974, “Big Jim” founded Century Security Systems of Revere, and for 41 years, the business and operation have continued under the direction of his two sons, Jim Jr. & Scott. For many years, Jim was a member of the Seaview Lodge of Masons, A.F. & A.M. of Revere, serving several times as MASTER of the LODGE. When Seaview Lodge was assimilated to MOUNT TABOR LODGE, he remained active & served for many years. Along with those positions, he also served as secretary & chaplain. Locally, here in Revere he served for many years with the REVERE LICENSING BOARD (ELECTION COMMISSION). His other associations & memberships, include Past President of the Revere Chamber of Commerce & the Revere Rotary Club, and since 1977, a member of the Aleppo Temple Shriner’s of Boston. He maintained a presence from his over 6′ foot stature & welcoming personality. And quite obviously was never reticent, emerging himself in any and all of his duties and responsibilities, However, no role meant more than that of “Family Man”, an outstanding husband, father & especially his loving role as a Grandfather of seven.
He leaves his beloved wife of 58 years, Florence M. (Clifford) Dixon. He is the devoted father of Karen M. Dyer & her husband, Garry of Revere, James E. Dixon, Jr. & his wife, Elizabeth Carey-Dixon of Revere & Scott E. Dixon & his wife, Judith of Lynn. He is the cherished grandfather to Nicole M. Corrao of Revere, Michael K. Corraro & his wife, Kristen of Eliot, Me., Melissa A. Vitas & her husband, Lucas of Windham, N.H., Christopher J. Dixon & Katherine E. Dixon both of Revere, Scott E. Dixon, Jr. & Allison A. Dixon both of Lynn. He was the brother of the late, Barbara Cox. Interment will be in the Mt. Tabor Lodge of Masons Lot at WOODLAWN CEMETERY, EVERETT.


Visiting Hours

Friday, November 6th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Saturday, November 7th at 10:00 a.m. in the Funeral Home


Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett

In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to the: SHRINERS’ HOSPITAL FOR CHILDREN, 51 BLOSSOM ST., BOSTON, MA 02114, ATTN: SUSAN BERKOWITZ.

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  1. Carol Ann Demetrio (Liberti)
    Nov 7 2015

    Karen and family,
    So sorry to read about the passing of your father in the Revere Journal. Karen, it seems like we were just in school at the Barrows and now we are saying goodbye to our beloved parents. My Mom passed in 2005. Prayers and condolences being sent to you and your family during this difficult time. Your father will live on in your memories and heart.

  2. Rich Giacoppo
    Nov 4 2015

    Big Jim was a great guy that I will always have fond memories of. He made me laugh and was someone that I could look up to in the security business, not only as a friend but a great source and mentor in the industry.
    My heart goes out to Flo and all the Dixon children on his passing. Jim was truly one of a kind and will be missed at all. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time.


  3. Gail Clermont
    Nov 4 2015

    Nicole,Melissa,Karen, and family.
    Im sorry to hear about the passing of your grandfather ,father, you are all in my thoughts and prayers love to all

  4. William M. Appel
    Nov 3 2015

    We have all lost a friend, Brother, and devoted family man. He will always be remembered for his warmth, sense of humor, and willingness to reach out to others in need. Jim, your Brothers miss you greatly.

  5. Paul Carroll Jr
    Nov 3 2015

    I was distressed to hear from my family of Jim’s passing. I always enjoyed being around his kindness and laughter. I am thinking of you all at this time. Please take care of one another.

    Paul Jr.

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