In Loving Memory Florence Dixon Prince of Monument Beach, a wonderful daughter, sister, mother, aunt and friend, passed away in her sleep on December 31st, 2020.
Flo was born in 1930 and grew up on the corner of Shore Road and Linwood Ave in Monument Beach. Her parents were Donald Dixon and Hazel Goodhue Dixon (McLeod). Her father ran an automotive garage in the brick building next door and worked as a supervisor during construction of the Bourne and Sagamore bridges. Her mother was a teacher at Peebles Elementary School. Flo attended Bourne High School, where she was a member of the girls’ basketball and field hockey teams, and she graduated as the Class Salutatorian in 1948.
Flo then attended Bates College in Lewiston, ME and graduated in 1952. While at Bates, she served as President of Student Government, Class Secretary, and was an active member of the Outing Club. In addition, she also met her future husband, Richard M. Prince of Brockton. They were married for 48 years until Dick passed away in 2000.
Following graduation, Dick and Flo got married in Monument Beach. Shortly thereafter, Dick began his career at General Electric which led to several moves for the family. Despite the moves, they always vacationed on Cape Cod every summer. They initially lived in Schenectady, NY where they welcomed their first son Douglas. Their second son Robert was born in Shelbyville, IN. After a brief return to Schenectady, they subsequently moved to Detroit, MI, Louisville, KY, and Tyler, TX. In 1985, Dick retired and they returned home to live on Eel Pond in Monument Beach. In 2015 Flo moved to Falmouth, MA where she met many new friends and enjoyed loving support from the staff at Heritage at Falmouth.
Flo was an active volunteer at many Unitarian Universalist Fellowships throughout her life. She held various roles including Sunday School Teacher, Director of Religious Education, and Church Secretary. For the past 35 years, Flo and Dick were active volunteers and supporters of the UU Fellowship of Falmouth.
Flo loved reading and volunteered at the Bourne Public Library where she especially enjoyed reading to children. She was also a member of the Bourne Historical Society and the Monument Beach Civic Association. Together with Dick, Flo was dedicated to preserving her beloved Cape Cod through her support of the Bourne Conservation Trust.
Throughout her life, Flo exemplified the spirit of love and caring for others. She made lifelong friends at every stop in her journey. Her home was always open to family and friends for conversation, food and drinks, and overnight visits. She welcomed everyone and listened to them with an open mind and a kind heart. Her favorite pastimes were talking with others, making new friends, and enjoying the company of old friends. She will be missed by all who knew her.
Flo is survived by her two sons and their wives Doug & Diana Prince of Pocasset, MA and Rob Prince & Terry Chambers of Prospect, KY, and her brother and his wife Jim & June Dixon of Melbourne, FL. Flo’s two other siblings, Dorothy Dixon Young Fuller and Jack Dixon, have already passed. Additional survivors include four grandsons Rob Prince, Dan Prince, Joe Prince, and Tom Prince with his wife Andrea and their sons Charlie and Ben (Flo’s great-grandsons), all living in the Denver, CO area; along with many nieces, nephews, and numerous friends.
A memorial service for family and friends will be held this summer when it is safer to travel and gather. In the meantime, memorial contributions can be made to the Bourne Conservation Trust, PO Box 203, Cataumet, MA 02534 or the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Falmouth, 840 Sandwich Rd, East Falmouth, MA 02536.