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Patricia A. Dyson

August 15, 1934 — July 13, 2023



OXFORD – Patricia A. (Flagg) Dyson, 88, of Main Street, died Thursday, July 13, 2023, in her home surrounded by her family after fighting a long and courageous battle with Alzheimer’s and cancer.

She is survived by three daughters, Lynn Butler-Dinunno and her husband Vincent of Webster, Jane E. Briggs of Oxford, and Tracey A. Storey and her longtime partner Brian Lamson of Worcester; a brother, Charles Flagg and his wife Joan of Florida; a sister, Elizabeth A. Briggs and her husband Clifford of Oxford; six grandchildren, Joshua Hull of Oxford, Matthew Butler and his wife Jenn of Webster, Michael Butler and his wife Christina of Worcester, Daniel Butler and his wife Kasey of North Attleboro, Brooke Storey of Worcester, and Rachel Storey of Worcester; seven great-grandchildren, Greyson, Hudson, Isla, John, Luke, Reagan, and Riley; her sister-in-law, Bonnie Flagg-Washburn of Sutton; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was predeceased by her husband, Curtis J. Dyson; a daughter, Sally Ann; two brothers, William Flagg and Timothy Flagg; a sister-in-law, Rosemary Flagg; and three sons-in-law, Steven Hull, James Butler, and Philip Briggs.  She was born in Wickford, RI, daughter of the late Wilfred F. and Vivian A. (Lovejoy) Flagg, Jr., and lived in Oxford and Hudson before moving back to Oxford in 1995. 

She graduated from Oxford High School in 1952 and attended Quinsigamond Community College in Worcester.

Mrs. Dyson worked for many years at State Mutual as a claims examiner.  In addition, she held several positions in the town of Oxford including assisting the selectmen, accounting offices, and police department.  After moving to Hudson, she was employed for 23 years at Thomas Taylor & Sons, becoming the first female department manager as well as the assistant to the sales manager.  When she returned home to Oxford, she worked at ADP, retiring after 13 years.

Patricia very much enjoyed time with her family.  Her home was always open to friends and family, hosting “Monday Night Dinner” for many years which were open to all that were available.  She loved cooking and baking and was famous for her holiday cookies.  She was an avid reader and enjoyed music, sports, and jigsaw puzzles.  She was happiest spending time during the summer at the cottage on Prudence Island, RI, and spent as much time there as possible.

Memorial calling hours are Wednesday, July 19, 2023, from 4-7 p.m., at Paradis-Givner Funeral Home, 357 Main St., Oxford.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Community Cat Connection, 289 Thompson Rd., Webster, MA 01570.

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Wednesday, July 19, 2023

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Paradis-Givner Funeral Home

357 Main St, Oxford, MA 01540

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