Norman Dion

Obituary for Norman Dion

March 27, 1932 - December 2, 2017
Center Barnstead, New Hampshire | Age 85


Norman Dion, 85, of Center Barnstead, formerly of Chelsea, MA, passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at the Veteran's Home, Tilton, following a lengthy battle with dementia.

Born in Nashua, NH, he was the son of the late Edmond and Olivine Dion. Raised and educated in Chelsea, MA, he was a tireless and dedicated worker for over 30 years at Smith Craft later Keene Lighting Corp. Following retirement, Norman and his wife, the late Doris Dion, built a home in the country to enjoy their golden years.

An honorably discharged veteran, Norman proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army 82nd Airborne Division from 1950 to 1953. During retirement, he was an avid participant at the American Legion, Post 43 in Barnstead.

A loving husband, father, and grandfather, Norman was the pillar of strength for his family. In his younger years, Norman served as a Boy Scout Leader. Norman will be best remembered of his generous heart and love of family.

Norman in survived by five children, Daniel Dion of Chelmsford, MA, Michael Dion of Groton, MA, Cecile Falta of Center Barnstead, NH, Andrea Toolan of Wakefield, MA, and Paul Dion of Newton, MA, four grandchildren, Melissa Derderian of Chicopee, MA, Sara Dion of Somerville, MA, and Jake and Alexis Toolan of Wakefield, MA; three brothers, Raymond Dion of Lynnfield, MA, Paul Dion of Lebanon, ME, and Gerard Dion of Moultonborough, NH; three sisters, Yvette Pizzano of Revere, MA, Cecile Resca of FL, and Yvonne Petrosino of Plymouth, MA; and many nieces, nephews and extended family and friends. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Doris (DeSchuytner) Dion, and son, Donald Dion of Chelsea, MA.

ARRANGEMENTS: His Visitation will be held in the Phaneuf Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 172 King St., Boscawen, on Friday, December 8, from 10:00 to 11:00A.M. followed by a Funeral Service at 11:00A.M. in the funeral Home Chapel. Committal at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery, 110 Daniel Webster Hwy on Friday, December 8, at 12:00P.M. Friends and relatives invited.

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