Arthur “Bruce” Dixon, 72, Worked for Greenwich DPW

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Arthur “Bruce” Dixon of Greenwich, husband of Carol L. Dixon, died Dec. 30 in Stamford Hospital. He was 72.

He was born in Wilton on June 9, 1943 and was the son of the late Arthur and Nellie (Thompson) Dixon.

A U.S. Air Force veteran, he worked in the Department of Public Works for the Town of Greenwich from 1978 to 2005. During his tenure as traffic operations supervisor, he was selected by the First Selectman of Greenwich and Commissioner of Public Works to act as liaison between the town and the State of Connecticut on all state projects in Greenwich, including the reconstruction of the I-95 bridge, following its collapse into the Mianus River.

While with the town, he also served as president of the Greenwich Municipal Employees Association. In 1994 he became the Zoning Inspector for the Town of Greenwich; a position he retired from in 2015.

He was a member of the Greenwich Representative Town Meeting. He volunteered at Pacific House where he served dinner once a month and played Santa Clause every Christmas. He was a house captain for Americares Home Front and he also helped in training the volunteers at Westport EMS, where his wife was a volunteer.

In addition to his wife Carol, he is survived by his stepdaughter, Diana Pugliese; his sister, Dorothy Sullivan of Wilton; his brother-in-law, Bayden (Bud) Taylor and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. He was pre-deceased by his sister, Helen Taylor.

Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service on Saturday, Jan. 30 at 11 a.m. at the Second Congregational Church, 139 E. Putnam Ave. Greenwich.

Condolences for the Dixon family may be left on line at http://www.hardingfuneral.com.

Contributions in celebration of Bruce, in lieu of flowers, may be made to AmeriCares 88 Hamilton Ave. Stamford, CT 06902; or Pacific House Shelter for the Homeless 597 Pacific St. Stamford, CT 06902; or Westport EMS, 50 Jesup Road,  Westport, CT 06880.

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