Keith Thomas Dion of Tyngsboro

 

Keith Thomas Dion, of Tyngsboro, MA died Saturday, January 12, 2019.
He was married to the love of his life Joan ‘Joanie’ M. (Meehan) Dion with whom he would have celebrated their eighth wedding anniversary on July 17th. Born in Lawrence, MA December 18th 1942 the second of five children born to the late Lionel and Henrietta Dion.

He was a graduate of Lawrence High School with the class of 1961 where he enjoyed playing football and wrestling. After earning his bachelor’s degree in business from UMass Boston, he served as a Combat Medic in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.
As the director of the Boys Club of America in Boston, Keith also had the honor of being the President of the Kiwanis Club in Charlestown 1979-1980. He was passionate about developing resources that transformed Kiwanis goodwill into programs that served the children of the Charlestown Community specifically, summer camp programs and swim scholarships. He also had the pleasure of being on the board of directors for Bunker Hill Community College.
Keith retired from Raytheon of Bedford, MA in 1998 after a long technical career to include nuclear compliant engineering. During his twenty-one years of retirement, he enjoyed traveling especially if it involved beach activities, golfing, sailing, gardening, playing tennis, and a fierce badminton match. However, most of all he loved doting on his wife and spoiling his grandsons.
He was a communicant of St. John the Evangelist Parish of North Chelmsford, MA.
Besides his beloved wife, he is survived by his brothers, Kenneth Dion of Haverhill, MA, Craig ”Dewey” Goodrich of Bainbridge, WA, his sisters and their husbands Leslie Ellen and Steve Fox of Methuen MA, Alma and Paul Payson of Haverhill MA, his father-in-law William Meehan of Clearwater FL, brother-in-law Brendan and his wife Jane Meehan of Westborough, his daughter and her husband Tracie Lynn and Daniel McCann of North Andover, step daughter Elena Napoli of North Chelmsford, his four grandchildren Anthony and Ryan McCann, Jacob Martin, and Lorenzo Jalbert, and many nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours Friday 10 to 11 A.M. Funeral Friday at 11 A.M. at the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME, 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD. Burial in Edgell Grove Cemetery, Framingham. Memorials may be made in his name to the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Lowell 657 Middlesex St. Lowell, MA 01851.
ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-256-4040.

Visitation

January 18, 2019
10AM to 11AM
Dolan Funeral Home

Funeral

January 18, 2019
11AM
Dolan Funeral Home
  1. Deb Calomo says:

    Joan,
    Im sorry for your loss. He was such a great guy and made me laugh all the time. He will be sorely missed. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers
    Deb Calomo

  2. Donna & Steve Dickerson says:

    Joan, we are totally heartbroken by this news. Steve and I send our love. Keith was a funny guy! We have so many fond memories to cherish. From dressing up at the parades, Raytheon high jinks, Vegas, and on and on. I will cherish those forever.

  3. Jason Hepp says:

    Joan, I’m so sorry to hear about your loss. Keith really sounds like a truly wonderful person. Know that you and Keith are in my thoughts and prayers and that Keith will always be with you.

  4. Carolyn McGee says:

    Joan, My heart breaks for you and your family. Keith was a fun, kind and generous man. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, Carolyn

  5. Terri Mcgee-Farkas says:

    Joan
    I’m so sorry for your loss -Keith was a loving and caring man and always very helpful man-you are in my thoughts and prayers
    Keep strong- keep your faith and keep living -life is for the living.
    Praying God will give you courage and wisdom in the days ahead ✝️
    Love you Terri❤️🙏🏼

  6. Renee Gylfphe says:

    So sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

  7. Sue Hersey says:

    Joan, I know Keith was a wonderful man and I can only imagine what you’re going through at his loss. I’ll be praying for love and comfort to come to you and those who love him.

  8. Marie Dow says:

    Joan, my heart is heavy thinking about the pain and sadness you and your family are feeling. I am so sorry for your loss and hope your faith, family, and the wonderful memories you shared with Keith help you get through this hard time. God bless you all.

  9. Janice M Reardon says:

    Our deepest condolences… sending love and prayers to all… Keith was a wonderful man…we loved him and he will be missed ….love to Joan and the entire family…Aunt Brenda, Janice and Patrice

  10. Joanie Dickinson says:

    So sorry for your loss. I know how much you loved each other. We are praying that you all heal quickly from his loss.

  11. Alicia Kendall says:

    I can’t even begin to express how my heart aches for you, I wish I had the right words. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  12. Mary Ann Bunker says:

    I am so sorry about Keith. Joan I enjoyed meeting you and Keith at Donna’s cookout.I so enjoyed talking with Keith. May God comfort you and your family.

  13. Diane Libby says:

    I’m so terribly sorry for your loss. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

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