South China - Cynthia L. Dickens, 77, of Dickens Way died July 3, 2021, at the home that she shared with her daughter Laurie, son-in-law Thomas and grandson Colby.
She was born in Gloucester, MA, on January 26, 1944, the daughter of Gordon W. Thomas and Bertha (Singer) Thomas.
She met the love of her life, Stephen, when she was 19. They married and raised four children. She worked at her father’s fish market in Danvers, MA for many years and helped her husband work with their horses. She also worked in Augusta, ME at the Value Inn doing hospitality services.
She was loved by so many. Known by most as Grandma or G-Ma whether they were family or not. She loved playing games with her grandchildren, scrapbooking with the ladies, and spending time with family and friends.
Surviving is her son, Stephen J. Dickens, Jr. and his wife Jodi of Derry, NH; three daughters, Dawn M. Putis and her husband Edward of Las Vegas NV, Cindy L. Senkbeil and her husband Steven of South China, and Laurie M. Rumpf and her husband Thomas of South China; 12 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; a sister Raymah Roberts of Ipswich, MA; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.
A gathering of family and friends will be held at 12:00 PM Sunday, July 25, 2021 at 12 Dickens Way, South China.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that a donation be made to the China Rescue PO Box 151, China, ME 04358 in memory of Cynthia L. Dickens.