Suzanne Keith Dixon

Suzanne Keith Dixon, 73, of Rochester, MA, peacefully passed away on March 3, 2024 at Tobey Hospital in Wareham after a decades-long battle with cancer. She was born July 8, 1950, in Wareham, MA, the daughter of the late Wendell T. and Ruth W. (Taber) Keith.

            Suzanne graduated from Fairhaven High School, class of ’68 and UMass Dartmouth. For most of her life, Suzanne resided in Rochester with her husband of 51 years, Walter H. Dixon, in a home they built together. Early in their marriage, much to their parents’ dismay, Suzanne and Walter purchased their property “way out in the country” and spent years making it an incredibly beautiful and special place. Suzanne loved her home and could be found most days reading, knitting, or lost in her vast gardens of flowers. She was creative and clever beyond measure and most who met her were in awe of her resourcefulness and imagination.

            For many years, Suzanne could be found at local craft fairs, selling her dried flower arrangements, procured from her garden, or as a first mate on her husband’s commercial fishing vessel, the Pedlar. Later in life, she was known by many for her beautiful fresh bouquets that she sold on her home’s farm stand.

            Suzanne is survived by her husband Walter H. Dixon of Rochester; son, Jacob H. Dixon of Attleboro; daughter, Molly K. (Dixon) and spouse Christopher T. Fournier, and their children, whom she loved fiercely, Winslow, Felix, and Ashby of Rochester. Suzanne is also survived by her half-brother Donald I. Pierce of Reading, MA and was predeceased by her brother Thomas Keith formerly of Fairhaven, MA.

            Per Suzanne’s wishes, a private Celebration of Life will be held later in the year when her gardens are in bloom. In lieu of flowers, keep those you care for close and tell them you love them every day.

            Arrangements are by Chapman Funerals & Cremations – Wareham. To leave a message of condolence, please visit

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