Joseph Henry Dionne (1942—2018)

SOUTHINGTON, Conn. — Joseph Henry Dionne, 76, beloved husband of the late Marilyn Carol (St. Peter) Dionne for 54 years passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Friday morning, June 8th, 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 16th, 1942, in Cross Lake (Guerette), Maine. He was one of ten 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 and his girlfriend, Lisa Marie; and his daughters, Lisa Dionne and Lori Korngiebel and her husband, David. He also leaves behind his brother, Emery Dionne, and his 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, and 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 4th, 2018, at The Church of St. Dominic, 1050 Flanders Rd., Southington. O’Brien Funeral Home, 24 Lincoln Ave, Forestville, is assisting the family with the arrangements. A mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, August 18, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Church in Sinclair. Family and friends may call at Michaud Funeral Home in St. Agatha from 8:30 until time of departure the morning before the service. Burial will be in St. Euthrope Cemetery in Cross Lake. For online condolences, please visit To leave an online message of condolence, share a memory or photo, please visit Joseph’s tribute page at

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