January 7, 1940 - October 5, 2021
We mourn the passing of Maurice G Dion, January 7, 1940- October 5th, 2021
Born West Warwick, Rhode Island
Died Lebanon, Ohio.
Maurice grew up in West Warwick as the son of textile workers who immigrated from Canada. His parents were Cyril and Aldea and he had one younger brother Gerard, who survives him.
Maurice left Rhode Island in 1957 to play football and continue his education at Marietta College. He earned his bachelor's degree in 1961 in economics. While he was away at college, his parents relocated to Connecticut, and it was there he went on to earn a masters degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Connecticut in 1965.
Military & Work
Between 1962 and 1968, Maurice served in the U.S. Air Force, participating in cargo delivery missions and air drops dropping parachute troops in combat zones. His service was out of Squadrons in Bradley Field (CT) and Willow Grove AFB (PA).
Home & Family
After serving in the Air Force, Maurice accepted a position with General Electric where he would work for 37 years. The job transferred him to Cincinnati, Ohio where he met his wife Judith and settled for the majority of his life.
Preceded in death by his loving wife Judith in 2017, the couple built their life together in Anderson Township and raised three children, Maurice Jr (Penelope) Dion., Nicholas (Amy) Dion, and Gabrielle Dion Visca.
Maurice retired from General Electric in 1997 and split time between homes in Northern Kentucky and Florida. He completed his quest to visit all 50 states and all seven continents, his worldwide adventures a lifelong pastime, along with golf, sports, writing, and reading books. He is survived by his three children and two grandchildren, Abigail and William.
Friends and family are invited to a visitation 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Thursday October 7th at Evans Funeral Home 741 Center St. Milford, Ohio. Mass of Christian Burial 1PM at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church Milford, Ohio. Burial to follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery Montgomery, Ohio. Memorials may be directed to the American Heart Association.