Dorothy Angela (Higgins) Dicken, 76, of Bellmawr, NJ, passed away peacefully on March 4, 2023.
She was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, and friend to many. She was the daughter of the late Frank E. and Dorothy A. (Master) Higgins. Those left to cherish her memory are her son: William M. (Michelle) Dicken lll ; Holiday, FL; grandson Hayden Lee William of Cherry Hill, NJ; longtime boyfriend Wayne D. Kean of Bellmawr, NJ; aunt Claire Bauman; Cherry Hill, NJ; brother James J. (Phyllis) Higgins; Wayne, PA; brother Edward J. Higgins; Pompano Beach, FL; brother Paco (Tana) Higgins, Jr.; Sacramento, CA; sister Georgeanne (Steve) Chorzelewski; Winchester, VA; brother Martin P. Higgins; Cape Coral, FL; brother Robert G. (Jill) Higgins; Elmer, NJ; brother William R. (Beth) Higgins; Monroeville, NJ; sister Theresa M. Bouton; Chapel Hill, NC; in addition she is survived by many nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.
Dorothy, affectionately known as Dotty, was born on March 15, 1946. She was raised in Haddon Heights, NJ and graduated from Saint Joseph's High School, Camden, NJ in 1964. She worked in the secretarial field prior to the birth of her son. While growing up, she enjoyed spending time at the Higgins family home in Ocean City. Always a beauty, she was a finalist in the Miss Camden County Beauty Pageant. On your birthday, you could always count on receiving a card from Dotty without fail. She was a devout Catholic and participated in many church activities, including being a soprano in one of many church choirs. In her early years she was a member of the Sacred Heart Church, in Mount Ephraim, NJ. In her later years, she attended Annunciation Parish now known as Saint Joachim Parish in Bellmawr, NJ.
There will be a viewing from 1pm to 3pm Sunday, March 19, 2023 at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE.
Celebration of Life Service will be 3pm at the funeral home.
Interment will be private at the request of the family.
Runnemede, NJ 08078
Celebration Of Life Service
Runnemede, NJ 08078
Dotty,so many years of friendship,so many memories.Rest easy my precious friend.
We were such good friends growing up!
At family gatherings we were a team.
You were always a kind, Enthusiastic, fun, cousin!
I am so grateful that you are at peace . You were a blessing to us all.
Love, Cousin Marie
the world is left with so many memories of a
For the William the 3rd Family. May this tree breath memories.Memorial Tree was purchased for the family of Dorothy Dicken by Lisa burcher.
Oh Aunt Dotty, while it has been several years since we last saw you in person, I do remember vividly your energy, your style, your devotion and your selfless loving support. I’m sure I still have a card or two around the house from those special occasions. You are dearly missed by the Minnesota contingent of Higgins’ 💔
You have our prayers and condolences William and Michelle and, of course, to all Aunt Dotty‘s brothers and sisters! 🙏
Brendan, Kay and Declan