Joanne Rowe Dickinson

March 2, 1941 ~ December 17, 2020 (age 79)


Lewiston-Joanne Rowe Dickinson, 79, of Vassalboro, ME passed away peacefully on the morning of December 17, 2020.

Joanne was an educator and activist for justice, equality, women’s rights and freedom of religion. She was a founder of the Bay County Unitarian Universalist Fellowship; past president of Bay County and Brevard County Florida, National Organization for Women’s Chapters. She was an early advocate in the fight against AIDS/HIV and LGBTQIA+ rights. In addition, her day job for many years was Director of the local American Heart Association chapters, bringing the "Art for Heart" programs to both Bay and Brevard Counties.

Joanne also volunteered teaching and painting backgrounds for the Kaleidoscope theatre and the junior Museum of Bay County.

When she made time, she could be   found “on the deck” dancing to reggae music, of course, disco, R&B or any good music could get her moving.

She is survived by; daughters Luanne Dickinson, Sandra Dickinson; brothers and sisters Donald S. Rowe II, Janice Young, James Carver-Brown and Patricia Robshaw. As well as numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

In Lieu of flowers Joanne’s family would like donation’s to be considered in Joanne’s name to the Walpole, MA VFW Post 5188, 33 Robbins Rd, Walpole, MA 02081


The Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8516

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