Rudolpe Dionne Sr. (1937-2018)

VAN BUREN, Maine — Rudolpe Dionne Sr., 80, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, May 29, 2018, at a Caribou hospital. He was born on August 23, 1937, in St. Anne, NB, Canada, a son of the late Philleppe and Olive (Martin) Dionne.

He worked several years in Connecticut for various factories but spent his entire life in Van Buren. He enjoyed spending his time home and visiting his family.

He is survived by, his wife and companion of 17 years, Doria (Cyr) Violette of Van Buren; seven sons, David Dionne and his wife, Darlene, Ronald Dionne and his wife, Lisa, all of Connecticut, Mark Dionne and his wife, Debbie, of Kentucky, Michael Dionne and his wife, Cindy, of Van Buren, Richard Dionne and his wife, Carrie, Donald Dionne all of Connecticut, and Rudolpe Dionne Jr. and his wife, Kim, of Indiana; two daughters, Diane Barbosa and her husband, Armando, and Susan Dionne, all of Connecticut; his siblings, Martin, Conrad, Willie, Jean, Jeannette, Candidat, Cecile, and Jacqueline; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, he was predeceased by a son, Scott Dionne.

At Rudy’s request, funeral services were private and at the convenience of the family. Arrangements were a service of Lajoie Funeral Home, 118 High St., Van Buren. To share condolences online, please visit

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