Patricia Ann 'Pat' Dion
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of Lowell, was Chelmsford schoolteacher; 85
LOWELL -- Patricia Ann "Pat" (Chandler) Dion, 85, of Lowell, passed away peacefully, Tuesday, July 8, 2014, at her home surrounded by her loving family.
She was the devoted wife of Joseph Dion with whom she shared the past 62 years of marriage.
A daughter of the late Franklin Chandler and the late Viola (Toupin) (Chandler) Collins and her step father the late Joseph Collins. She was born March 23, 1929, in Lowell, and was educated in Lowell, at the Academy of Notre Dame, Lowell State Teachers College and Rivier College attaining her Masters Degree in Teaching.
She resided in the Belvidere Section of the City, and enjoyed spending time with her family as well as crewel work, golfing, dancing, and playing cards.
For 38 years, Pat was a first grade teacher for the Town of Chelmsford at the Westland School.
Besides her husband, Joseph, she is survived by her sons, David Dion and his wife, Carol, of Townsend, John Dion and his wife, Kerry Colburn-Dion of Tyngsboro, Peter Dion and his wife, Nicole, of Lowell; her grandchildren, Daniel Dion and his wife, Kathi, of Merrimack, NH, Stefanie Price and her husband, Aaron, of San Diego, CA, Melissa Roth and her husband, Jacob, of Hudson, NH, Jennifer Gregory and her husband, Lamar, of Nashua, Mark Dion of Townsend, and Drew Dion of Townsend, Tristan Dion and his wife, Ashling, of Billerica, Tenley Dion of Tyngsboro, and Brennden Dion of Lowell; great-grandchildren, Chloe Dion, Bryanna Dion, and Taylar Dion, all of Merrimack, NH, Kalani Price of San Diego, CA, Jamison Roth and Tyler Roth, both of Hudson, NH, and Ahlijah Gregory and Kamirieh Gregory of Nashua; and several nieces and nephews.
She is predeceased by her daughter-in-law, Lucille M. Dion.
DION -- YOU ARE INVITED TO HER CALLING HOURS 4 UNTIL 8 P.M. ON FRIDAY, JULY 11. ON SATURDAY, HER FUNERAL WILL BEGIN AT 9 A.M. AT THE MAHONEY FUNERAL HOME, 187 NESMITH STREET, LOWELL, 978-452-6361. HER FUNERAL MASS WILL BE OFFERED AT HOLY FAMILY PARISH, 30 GRAFTON ST., LOWELL, AT 10 A.M.. BURIAL IN ST. MARY CEMETERY. MEMORIALS IN HER NAME TO COMMUNITY FAMILY INC., 236 BROADWAY ST., LOWELL MA 01854. E-CONDOLENCE - MAHONEYFUNERALHOME.COM
MAHONEY FUNERAL HOME
187 NESMITH ST.
Lowell, MA 01852-2825
Published in Lowell Sun on July 10, 2014