Joseph Henry Dionne, 76, beloved husband of the late Marilyn Carol (St. Peter) Dionne for 54 years, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family Friday morning, June 8, 2018, at the home of his daughter, Lori and son-in-law, David Korngiebel in Southington, after a courageous battle of illnesses.
Joseph was born on January 16, 1942, in Cross Lake (Guerette), Maine. He was one of 10 children born to the late Mack and Annie (Dube) Dionne. He and his wife lived in Connecticut for many years before returning to Cross Lake, Maine in 1999, where they were members of St. Joseph Church. While in Connecticut, Joseph worked for 36 years at Pratt and Whitney along with his wife, where he was a machinist and a member of the Pratt and Whitney fire brigade. He was also a member of The Church of St. Dominic, in Southington. Joseph enjoyed hunting and fishing, bowling, playing cards, cribbage, and visiting the casinos with his wife.
Joseph leaves his son, Kevin Dionne; daughters, Lisa Dionne and Lori Korngiebel and her husband, David. He also leaves behind his brother, Emery Dionne, and sister, Rita Ouellette. His 12 beloved grandchildren, Amanda, Ashley and her husband, Jay, Aaron, Matthew, Ryan, Jennifer, Luke, Kaylie and her husband, Brandon, Austin, Devin, Nathan, David Ryan, and his wife, Courtney. He also leaves behind seven great-grandchildren, Keith, Isaac, Landon, Aubree, Jenna, Ryan, and Ashton; his father-in-law, Norman St. Peter and many nieces and nephews whom he loved deeply. He was predeceased by his sister, Rena Ouellette and six brothers, Maxime Jr., Henry and Emery (twins), Jean and Joe (twins) and Charles.
Family and friends are invited to a Memorial Mass at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 4, 2018, at The Church of St. Dominic, 1050 Flanders Road, Southington. O’Brien Funeral Home, 24 Lincoln Ave., Forestville, is assisting the family with the arrangements. To leave an online message of condolence, share a memory or photo, please visit Joseph’s tribute page at www.OBrien-FuneralHome.com .