Richard J. Dion
1942 - 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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Published in Hartford Courant on Nov. 18, 2020.
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November 22, 2020
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Tom & Donna
November 20, 2020
Richard's mother and I were neighbors in West Hartford. Richard was always around looking in on his mom, and we got to know each other as "neighbors." Richard & I took turns shoveling the snow off the walk at his mothers so he wouldn't have to make the trip over the mountain, and Richard helped my young family with many projects as "new home owners." He was always kind, jovial, and willing to lend a hand. I am grateful for all the advice he shared with me about life and taking care of a home. I wish his family peace in this time of grief. Rest in peace Richard. -JC
Joe Cassidy
November 19, 2020
I worked with him as an apprentice and then as a journeyman. He was always fun to be with and well respected. Many memories, thank you and RIP. Ernie
Ernest H Kent
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