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Dave and Elyse Atler sent flowers to the family of Arthur J. Dickman.
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To the Kathy, Art, Chris and Peter Dickman and Family, Sincere condolences to all of you in this difficult time, I first met your Dad in 1966 as a teenager playing Holy Family Basketball, your Dad, John Hughes, and Dan Healey were a coaching team, each taking turns as Head Coach, they all shared roots from the New York City area. We practiced on Friday nights at St Joseph's gym on Pearl St, and played our games on Sundays. Since Holy Family was a new parish, the 1966-67 was the first team to compete in the Northeast Deanery , the first team tied for 1st place with St Pat's and had a play off game, Holy Family emerges as the winner in its first season! Amazing, but your Dad and the coaches really pulled this one off. But, in the process created a Holy Family Basketball dynasty in the late 60's and 1970's, with your Dad as Head Coach in my Sophomore and Senior year, we were undefeated and played deep into the Connecticut State playoff championships (lost in the semi-final to the CT winner and eventually New England Champions ), he kept us focused on our goals, playing to win, but with respect for our opponents, sportsmanship and humility as well. Always a positive advocate for us. He has been a huge role model and mentor in my life and has been for so many others. In the 1980's , he called me and said " I need a coach for the Holy Family CYO Basketball team, your are my guy" . I signed up and coached for 8 years, we also lost to the eventual CT Champions and eventual New England Champions, but your Dad Coaching far exceeded anything I could get done. It is 52 years later and I still admire your Dad, his drive, energy, and will to make people's lives better, God Bless him as he joins your wonderful Mom in Heaven. While it may seem he is gone, he lives on in all of us. My Mom died back in 2013, and your Dad was instrumental in bringing Father Kerwan to her wake and Mass, ( it might have been his last funeral service) , we had a wonderful dialogue before the wake with Father Kerwan and your Dad before the wake started about the old times. My Mom would have loved both of them for their efforts. I also recorded some of the beautiful tributes to your Dad at the funeral mass, get in touch with me and I can send you the recording by Fr Peter Finn and Father Couturier. May God Bless all of you in this difficult time.
Phil Dumond - Thursday January 11, 2018 via Condolence Message
I knew Art for many years and he was a great man. We worked together at United Technologies and then I hired Art to work with me at Horton International. He was always hard working, a great judge of people, fair and highly ethical. I also knew Anne and Art very much missed her. He loved his family and always spoke fondly of his children and grandchildren. Art, you will be missed by many.
Larry Brown - Thursday January 11, 2018 via Condolence Message
In fond memory of Art.
Larry and Alice Brown - Thursday January 11, 2018 via Donation
To: St. Vincent de Paul Society c/o Holy Family Church
In God's arms you can now gently and peacefully rest
Dave and Elyse Atler - Monday January 08, 2018 via Heartfelt Sympathies, Order Now.
Dear Kathy Art Chris & Peter, Our deepest sympathy to you all. Your Dad was a special man.A man that believed in his faith & the love of his family.I know he is know at peace with your Mom & our Lord. Take care of yourselves. I know they both will be looking after the entire Dickman Family, that they loved so much. Love you all. Marie
Marie & Vincent Karpeles - Monday January 08, 2018 via Condolence Message
Our condolences
Jim and Jan Hafey - Sunday January 07, 2018 via Donation
To: St. Vincent de Paul Society c/o Holy Family Church
Dear family of deacon Art... we are so sorry to hear of his passing . We are parishioners of Assumption Church and loved deacon Art as part of the parish. He was filled with God's spirit and this was very evident during his homilies. He was a kind and warm man and his presence will be greatly missed.
Kara and Mike Sabatella - Sunday January 07, 2018 via Condolence Message
We send our sympathy to Art Dickman's family. Deacon Art was an inspiration to the parishioners at Holy Family Church. We will miss him.
Jim and Jan Hafey - Saturday January 06, 2018 via Condolence Message
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