Deacon Arthur J. Dickman, 79, of Somers passed away on Friday, January 5, 2018, surrounded by his loving family.
He was born on May 16, 1938, in Staten Island, N.Y. He earned a bachelor's degree in 1959 in philosophy from St. Peter's College in Jersey City, N.J., and served in the U.S. Army Reserve, 76th Division, retiring as a lieutenant colonel. He worked for many years as a human resource executive at the United Technologies Corp. and later retired from Horton International.
He was ordained as a permanent deacon for the Archdiocese of Hartford and served at Holy Family Church in Enfield and Assumption Church in Manchester. He and his wife Anne were founding members of Holy Family Parish, where he was active in several ministries. He also was a member of the Knights of Columbus and served on the Board of Directors of Western New England College.
He was predeceased by his wife. He is survived by four children, Kathleen Atler of Tucson, Ariz.; Arthur Dickman of Enfield; Christopher Dickman of Portland; and Peter Dickman of Ellington; a sister, Joan Froehlich of New Jersey; and three grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, January 10, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Family Church. Burial will follow at St. Patrick's King Street Cemetery in Enfield.
Memorial donations ay be made to St. Vincent DePaul Society, Holy Family Church, 23 Simon Rd, Enfield, CT 06082.