Donald A. Dion

Born: Fri., Mar. 24, 1933
Died: Mon., May 5, 2014


Memorial Mass

11:00 AM Sat., May 10, 2014
Location: St. Mary's Church


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Uxbridge-Donald A. Dion, 81, of Millville Rd. died Mon. May 5 at UMass Lake Ave. after an illness. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Joan M. (Campo) Dion; 3 daughters, Linda A. and her husband Bruce Blair of Northbridge, Debra A. Pinheiro and her fiance’ Robert Martin of Uxbridge, and Kathleen A. Arsenault of Whitinsville; a son William D. Dion and his wife Joanne of Jacksonville, FL; 14 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, a brother Alphonse Dion of Uxbridge, many nieces, nephews, and good friends.  He was predeceased by his son Robert J. Dion who died in 1990 and a brother Marcel Dion.  Born in Northbridge on March 24, 1933 he was the son of Alphonse and Cecile (Boileau) Dion and lived in Uxbridge 50 years.
     Mr. Dion worked as a machinist for the former Whitin Machine Works in Whitinsville.  He then worked many years for General Electric and Telechron in Ashland retiring when he was 62.  He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean conflict serving aboard the USS Lioba.  A quiet man, he enjoyed NE sports teams, going to Dunkin Donuts, and playing shuffleboard.  Over the years Don and his wife also spent time playing cards with their friends Nancy and Kenny.  He also spent time with his dog Toby.  Most of all he enjoyed his family and spending time with his grandkids.  He will be deeply missed.
     His Memorial funeral Mass will be held Sat. May 10 at 11 am in St. Mary’s Church, 71 Mendon St., Uxbridge.  There are no calling hours.  Cremation burial in Fairview Cemetery will take place at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, donations in Don’s memory may be made to the Uxbridge Senior Center, 36 South Main St., Uxbridge, 01569 or the Northbridge Senior Center, 20 Highland St, Whitinsville, MA  01588.  To leave a condolence message for the family, please visit www.jackmanfuneralhomes.com

Charitable donations may be made in Donald's memory to the following organizations:

Northbridge Senior Center
20 Highland St., Whitinsville, MA 01588

Uxbridge Senior Center
36 South Main St., Uxbridge, MA 01569

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Tara M. Ward
   Posted Tue May 06, 2014
Kathy, I am very sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad. May the memories of a life well lived and well loved help to sustain you and your family throughout the difficult days ahead.

May your Dad's soul Rest in Peace.

Tara

John Chudy and Mary Ann Anderson
   Posted Wed May 07, 2014
We are saddened by the loss of Don. We know he was deeply respected and loved by his family, and equally respected by friends and anyone who came to know him. He will be missed by us all. The memory of Don and his excellent example as a strong family man will endure. Our prayers are with the family and with Don's soul.

John and Mary Ann

Steve & Maureen Arioli
   Posted Wed May 07, 2014
Joan

So sorry for your troubles but he is in a better place and is not suffering anymore.

Dwain Robbins
   Posted Wed May 07, 2014
I send my condolences and prayers to Don's family. He was a good man and will be missed.

May God grant him eternal rest.



Donna L. Timmons (Dion)
   Posted Wed May 07, 2014
Auntie Joan and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Uncle Donald will surely be missed. I have great memories of our families getting together, cooking out, swimming, etc. I also remember hanging out a lot at your home on Polaski Blvd. Uncle Donald was always so chill. The obituary was beautiful.
May all your memories of him sustain you.

Love Donna

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