Stephen Vincent Dickinson, beloved husband of Nancy M. Dickinson, passed away peacefully on May 19, 2013. He was born on May 2, 1951 in New Haven, the son of the late Robert and Blanche (Romano) Dickinson. He is predeceased by his brother, Robert Dickinson. He is the father of Kara (Marc) Fasano and Michael Dickinson, grandfather of Colby and Cadence Fasano. He worked for Metro North Railroad for 40 years, retiring in 2011. Stephen was a kind and loving person who had many passions in life. His first was his family. He loved spending time with his wife, children and grandchildren. He leaves behind memories of beautiful vacations, countless laughter and wisdom that will be passed down. Stephen was a talented piano player and photographer. He had a love for nature, music, hiking and gardening. Stephen is also survived by his aunt, Virginia Raccaro, whom he adored, along with his many cousins and friends. A special thanks to Stephen’s nurses, Michelle at Smilow Hospital and Elizabeth from Hospice Home Health Care.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a mass of Christian burial at St. Barnabas Church on Friday, May 24th at 10:00 am. Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family. There will be no visiting hours. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Smile Train (P.O. Box 96231, Washington D.C., 20090-6231) or PANCAN (Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, 1500 Rosecrans Avenue, Suite 200, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266). The North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue, has been entrusted with the arrangements.