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Robert Dix

April 20, 1933 ~ September 20, 2023 (age 90) 90 Years Old

Robert Dix Obituary

Robert Stanley Dix was born to Gordon and Marya Dix of Springfield, MA on April 20, 1933.

The family moved from White street, to a home they constructed by hand in East Longmeadow. Avid gardeners, the Dix family instilled a love of the outdoors and horticulture in Robert, who entered and won his first of many competitions at age fifteen.

Upon graduation, Robert served as a military police officer at Fort Dix, New Jersey during the Korean war. Following the war, he attended the Horticultural Science Stockbridge School of Agriculture, UMASS Amherst.  
Bob owned the Monson Flower Shop from 1959 until he retired in 2016 and relocated to Brimfield.

Known for his “Bob Dix humor,” one could not think of Bob or step into the flower shop without recalling his dry wit, often accompanied by a downward glance, shake of the head and warm smile. Bob had a love of trout fishing and antique cars including his favorite Zephyr.  He collected antiques and enjoyed camping with his family throughout the New England Countryside.

Bob was predeceased by his sister June Smith and his granddaughter Lauren Michelle Selens.

Bob is lovingly remembered by his wife of 56 years, Marcia Dix, as well as daughters Darlynne Dix of South Yarmouth, and Pam Gaffney of Brentwood, TN. He leaves behind grandchildren Rachael Clough and husband Ryan, Elizabeth Selens, Trenton Gaffney and Marlaina Gaffney, great grandchildren Nolan and Weston Clough, nephews Doug Smith and his wife Pam, as well as Glenn Smith and his wife Gail. Bob also leaves grandnephew Ethan Smith and grand niece Eliza Smith.

For those who wish to honor the florist with flowers, his protege, Becky Shea of Monson Florist would willingly assist with fondest appreciation by creating arrangements for his services. (#413-544-5509)

Friends are asked to gather directly at First Church of Monson at 5 High Street in Monson on Saturday September 30, 2023 for a Funeral Service at 10am. Burial will follow at Hillside Cemetery in Monson. 


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Funeral Service
September 30, 2023

10:00 AM
First Church of Monson, Congregational
5 High Street
Monson, MA 01057

September 30, 2023

11:00 AM
Hillside Cemetery
Main Street
Monson, MA 01057


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