Anne Lorraine “Dixon” Saraceno, 71 of Denver North Carolina for the past two years and previously Boardman Ohio, peacefully passed away on May 31 surrounded by her loving family. She was born on October 18, 1950 in Youngstown Ohio, the daughter of Donald E. and Kathryn E. Downes Dixon.
Anne spent her entire career as a Special Education Teacher at the Middle School in the Newton Falls Exempted Village School District in Ohio before retiring in 2008. She also taught 4th. grade CCD classes at St. Michael Parish in Canfield for four years.
After retirement she worked for Mahoning County Educational Service Center as an Enclave Instructor for 5 years, then at No Limits which serves the needs of young adults with disabilities as a Job Coach & Instructor till 2020. She had served as a member of the Boardman-Poland Junior League and The Junior League of Youngstown. She was a volunteer with Mahoning County Board of DD Special Olympics and served on their committee.
Anne attended Ursuline High School her Freshman and Sophomore years then transferred to Cardinal Mooney High School and graduated in 1968. She then went to Youngstown State University where she earned her Bachelors of Education in 1972 and her Masters in Special Education in 1977.
She leaves her husband of nearly 40 years Emanuel, her son Matthew and his wife Chris, her son Mark, granddaughters Gianna and Gabriella of Denver North Carolina. She also leaves her father Don, her brother Donald (Barbara) Dixon, Poland Ohio and sister Mary (George) Kashmar, Libertyville Illinois. She also leaves numerous nieces and nephews and cousins. Additionally, she leaves her beloved dog Maggie. She was preceded in death by her mother Kathryn.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Anne’s memory can be made to one of the following, Mahoning County Special Olympics: 5500 Turner Road Canfield OH 4406; Special Olympics Lake Norman: PO Box 1455 Mooresville, NC 28115; No Limits Alternative Center: 5512 Youngstown Poland Road Canfield, OH 4406; Angels for Animals: 4750 S. Range Poland, OH 44514; Down Syndrome Association of the Valley: 945 Boardman-Canfield Rd., Ste. 12 Boardman, OH 44512.