Salem — Pearl H. (Taylor) Dixon, 88, wife of the late Cornelius Dixon, died early Monday morning, November 4, 2013, at the Ledgewood Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center in Beverly. Mrs. Dixon was born in Beverly, and was the daughter of the late George and Emily (Head) Taylor. She had resided in Salem for many years.
Mrs. Dixon enjoyed a long career in waitressing, starting her employment at the Puritan Arms in Salem and continuing at Landolphi’s in Danvers. She changed her career and was employed as a medical equipment assembler with Millipore at the Cherry Hill Industrial Park in Danvers, until her retirement in 2001.
Surviving her are two daughters, Christine Savino and her husband, James, and Pearl Kathleen Iovanne and her husband, Rick, all of Beverly; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one great-great granddaughter; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by 15 brothers and sisters and her former husband, George Westerdahl.
ARRANGEMENTS: Mrs. Dixon’s Funeral will be held at the Murphy Funeral Home, 85 Federal Street, corner of North Street, Salem, on Thursday, November 7, at 10:00 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours will be held at the Murphy Funeral Home on Wednesday, from 3 to 7 p.m. Interment will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Salem. For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of the North Shore, 75 Sylvan St., Suite B102, Danvers, MA 01923. For additional information, or her guest book, please visit www.MurphyFuneralHome.com, or call 978 744 0497.