Stanley E. Dickie, a Purple Heart recipient, passed away after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease on Monday, May 27, 2007 at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He was 77 years old. Stanley was born in Arlington, the son of the late Stanley and Alice (McKeil) Dickie. He grew up and was educated in Billerica. He was a graduate of Howe High School in Billerica in 1947.
Stanley entered the US Navy in November of 1947 and served until January of 1968. During his first tour of duty, he received a gunshot wound to his leg in Seoul, Korea. He relieved the Purple Heart for that wound. He held the rank of Chief Hospital Corpsman and had a very distinguished career in the military. His tours of duty placed him at the Chelsea Naval Hospital, the Seoul Korea, Naval Auxiliary Air Station in Corpus Christi, TX, Camp LeJeune in North Carolina, Naval Command Station in San Juan, Peuto Rico, Garden City L.I., Naval Hospital in Portsmouth, VA, Naval Air Station in Berwick, ME, Naval Reserve Training Station in Lawrence, MA, the USS Compton (DD-705), and the Naval Reserve Center in Boston, MA. He was the recipient of the Purple Heart, a Bronze Star, 2 National Defense Service Medals, 5 Good Conduct Medals, The Korean Service Medal with 2 stars & FMF Combat Insignia, the Presidential Unit Citation with 1 Bronze Star, and the Korean Presidential Unit Citation. He retired from the US Navy as a Chief Hospital Corpsman in January of 1968. He continued to support the US Armed Forces through his memberships in the DAV and VFW in Woburn, and American Legion in Burlington.
Stanley went to work in the private sector as a Supervisor for Clinical Administration at the Massachusetts General Hospital. He married his wife Mary, who also worked at the hospital 38 years ago and they settled in Woburn shortly after their marriage. He was a huge Red Sox and Patriots fan. He enjoyed golfing and spending time with his family and friends. Everyone that knew Stanley loved him and he will be sadly missed by all.
Stanley was the beloved husband of Mary (Keane) Dickie. He was the loving father of Susan Lazareck of Portland, OR, Stanley Dickie, Jr. of Natick, Timothy Connor of Fitchburg, WI, the late Lynn Dickie, Lisa Dickie, and John Connor. He was the brother of Miriam Ellis of Tewksbury, Mark Dickie of Billerica, and the late Frederick Dickie. He was the proud and loving grandfather of Alison & Anna Lazareck, William & Craig Dickie, and Calvin, Zoe, & Katie Connor. Funeral services will be held at the Edward V. Sullivan Funeral Home, 43 Winn St., BURLINGTON (exit 34 off Rt. 128, Woburn side) on Friday, June 1 at 10 a.m. Visiting hours Thursday from 4-8 p.m. Interment at VA National Cemetery of MA in Bourne at 1:15 p.m. Memorials in Stanley’s name may be made to the MGH Fund, 165 Cambridge Street, Suite 600, Boston, MA 02114 or www.massgeneral.org. U.S. Navy Veteran & recipient of the Purple Heart. For directions, obituary, and online register book see www.sullivanfuneralhome.net