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.
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