A memorial service for Robert Lionel Dionne, 84, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, April 28, 2017, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, West Plains, Missouri, followed by interment in the Howell Memorial Park Cemetery, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
Mr. Dionne passed away at 2:22 p.m., Thursday, April 6, 2017 at his home.
He was born June 7, 1932, at North Uxbridge, Massachusetts, one of twelve children of Alexandre Dionne and Mary “Blanche” Leclerc Dionne. Mr. Dionne was a veteran, having served with the United States Navy and received Navy Occupation Service Medal (Europe), Korean Service Medal, United Nation Service Medal and National Defense Service Medal. He was a retired steel worker and a 3rd degree member of Knights of Columbus; Robert enjoyed playing the fiddle and violin and enjoyed gardening and farming on his small family farm. Mr. Dionne was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church.
He is survived by his wife of sixty-one years, Lucille Dionne, of the family home; five children, Russell Dionne and wife, JoAnne, Huntersville, North Carolina, Glen Dionne and wife, Dawn, West Plains, Paul Dionne, West Plains, Susan Pautsch and husband, Dave, Buffalo, Wyoming and Bruce Dionne and wife, Elisabeth, St. Louis, Missouri; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one brother, Donald Dionne and wife, Lillian, Coventry, Rhode Island; two sisters, Doris Lauzon and husband, Roger and Carol Parady and husband, Raymond, all of the State of Florida; and several nieces and nephews.
His parents, two brothers and six sisters, precede him in death. His son-in-law, Dave Pautsch passed away April 19, 2017.