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Mary A. "Dixie" (Armstrong) Cordner

April 20, 1933 ~ May 6, 2019 (age 86)

Mary A. “Dixie” (Armstrong) Cordner, 86, lifelong resident of Manchester, beloved wife of 65 years of the late Donald S. Cordner died following a short illness, on Monday, May 6, 2019 with her family at her side. She was born on April 20, 1933 in Hartford daughter of the late Richard and Ida (Vickers) Armstrong. Dixie’s passions were her flower gardens and exercising. She was a great cook and seamstress in her earlier years. Dixie is survived by her two daughters and sons-in-law; Deborah and Thomas Hoops of Bolton and Dale and Scott Hubbard of South Windsor, her three loving grandchildren; Andrew Hoops, Amanda Cardini and Emily Stringer and her two great-grandchildren; Arianna Hoops and Alaina Cardini. In addition to her husband and parents she was predeceased by her granddaughter Allison Marie Tabshey. Funeral services and burial in East Cemetery Manchester will be private. There are no calling hours. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1075 Chase Parkway #4 Waterbury, CT 06708. To leave an online condolence please visit

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Hartford Easterseals Rehabilitation Center

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