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Richard Norman Dion

Newark - Richard Norman Dion, age 84, of Newark Delaware, loving husband and father, died on August 8, 2018 at home, surrounded by family.

Richard was born in Central Falls, RI, son of Wilbrod and Victoria Dion. While in high school he joined the Order of the Sacred Heart, attended St. Michael's College, and Syracuse University, and then taught math and science throughout New England as a Brother in the Order. In 1969 he left the religious order and moved to Delaware to join the DuPont Company, working as an Information Specialist until his retirement in 1994. He then worked at Deerfield Golf and Tennis Club, as well as volunteered at Longwood Gardens and other places as a Master Gardener. More recently, he enjoyed working for the maintenance staff at Kennett Square Golf Club. Besides his love of golf, he also enjoyed cheering for Notre Dame, learning to play the piano, coaching his son's soccer teams, camping and hiking, traveling throughout the US and Europe, and most important, seeing his children and grandchildren. Richard was a do-it-yourselfer, who loved gathering and splitting wood for his wood-burning stove, enjoyed tilling and planting a garden annually, and took pride in beautifying his yard.

Richard is survived by his wife, Linda K. Dion, his children Michelle Dion Mordan (William) of Wellesley MA, David Dion (Shelley) of Seattle, and Judy Dion (Benjamin Nicholson) of Wayland MA, his sister Lynn Adams (James) of Brooklyn CT, six grandchildren, and two nieces.

Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Monday August 13 at 11:00 AM at St. Mary of the Assumption Church in Hockessin DE. Visitors are welcome for visitation at 10:00 AM to greet the family. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Saint Thomas More Oratory, 45 Lovett Ave. Newark DE 19711.

For online condolences, please visit www.chandlerfuneralhome.com.
Published in The News Journal from Aug. 11 to Aug. 12, 2018
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