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Mary Ann Dion


Date/Time January 9, 2008/4:00 PM
South Chapel
261 Shelburne Road
Burlington, VT

Date/Time January 9, 2008/7:00 PM
Ready Funeral and Cremation Service
South Chapel
Burlington, VT

Mary Ann Dion, 72 of Williston, died unexpectedly Sunday January 6, 2008 at the Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington.

She was born in Nashville, TN on August 20, 1935, the daughter of Elam and Mary Ellen Hoover.

On July 4, 1958, Ann married Leo J. Dion, Jr. in Nashville, TN. Together they shared 49 years of heartfelt marriage. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the V.F.W. 782, F.O.E. Eagles 793, and American Legion Post 19 in Bristol. She was an avid bingo player and enjoyed day trips with her husband Leo.

Ann was a very kind hearted woman with a loving feisty attitude.

She is survived by her loving husband Leo J. of Williston; 2 children, Larry Dion and his wife, Sally of St. Albans, and Beverly Dion and her loving partner, Kevin Gibbs, of So. Burlington; 2 grandchildren, Shannon Redmond and her husband, Deron, and their daughter, Annika, and Anthony Dion and his wife, Bobbie, and their son, Zavier. She was predeceased by her father, mother and brother.

She is also survived by many other people that were very special to her including Thea Dion, Steve Parizo, Carl and Barbara Jewett and many wonderful friends. She will be truly missed everyday.

Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday, January 9 from 4-7:00 pm with the V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary service at 6:00 pm in the Ready Funeral and Cremation Service, South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Road, Burlington. A prayer service and a moment to share will be held immediately following the visiting hours. Burial in Fort Ethan Allen Cemetery, Colchester will be held in the spring.

For those who wish, donations in her memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, for Breast Cancer Research, 121 Connor Way Suite 240, P.O. Box 1460, Williston, VT 05495-1460. To send online condolences, please visit

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