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880 Hopmeadow Street
P.O. Box 335
Simsbury, CT 06070
Phone: 860-658-7613
Fax: 860-651-0476
Richard Dion

Richard J. Dion

January 27, 1942 - November 16, 2020
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Richard J. Dion, age 78, of Simsbury, passed away peacefully on November 16, 2020. He was the loving husband, and soul mate, of the late Pamela J. Willett Dion. Richard was born in Hartford, son of the late Norbert J. and Martha St. Roch Dion. He is survived by his children, Aimee Romero and her husband David of CA, Sue Leighton and her husband Adam of North Granby, Michael Dion and his wife Michele of East Haven, William Landers of MA and Kari Bodrey and her husband John of GA, his grandchildren, Michael and Samantha Romero, Abigail and Elizabeth Leighton, Michael and Madison Dion, Brittany and Ryan Landers and Allysa Bodrey, his sister Jackie Curry of East Lyme, his former wife Kathleen Dion of Middletown, his sister-in-law Leanne Arnold of Wethersfield and his longtime friend Fred Spallone of Middletown. Richard was predeceased by his brother Robert Dion and his brother-in-law Stephen Curry.

Richard was a proud US Army Veteran and prior to his retirement he was a licensed electrician for IBEW Local Union 35. He was an avid skier and loved spending time with his four legged buddy Murphy.

Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM on Friday, November 20th at St. Mary’s Church, 942 Hopmeadow Street in Simsbury. The service will be livestreamed at link below. Inurnment will follow in Simsbury Cemetery. In accordance will all Covid19 protocol, masks and social distancing will be required. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to the Mike Rowe Workers Foundation at The Vincent Funeral Home of Simsbury is caring for the arrangements. Please visit Richard’s “Book of Memories” at to view the service remotely or for online tributes.
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    November 20, 2020 | 10:00am
    November 20, 2020 10:00am
    St. Mary's Church - Simsbury
    942 Hopmeadow Street
    Simsbury, CT 06070
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    Fr. Frank Matera
  • Interment

    Simsbury Cemetery
    16 Plank HIll Road
    Simsbury, CT 06070
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Wendy Bright

Posted at 06:24pm
Wishing the Dion family peace and comfort at this time. May the good memories will stay with you forever.
I'm thinking of you all. Love, Wendy

Diane Lazure

Posted at 03:21pm
I want to offer my deepest sympathy's to all the family members of my cousin Richard. To Aimee and Sue and Michael, and all his grandchildren. He was a warm and loving man . Even if I didn't saw for a while I will miss him. Love you all.
Diane Lazure a cousin from up north in Québec.

Karen Swanson

Posted at 05:39pm
I remember so fondly our Sunday morning gatherings on Sisson Ave. our parents in the kitchen having coffee and donuts and us kids gathering in the front living room. My sincere condolences to the family.

Pat Sinon Branciforte

Posted at 09:20am
Richard and I became friends at Our Lady of Sorrows School and our lives continued to cross over the years. We met again in the ski slopes of Magic Mountain and every so often he would pull up at our house in Cromwell just to say hello. He was bigger than life and a super nice guy. May he Rest In Peace.

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