WALPOLE, N.H. A funeral Mass was celebrated on Nov. 9 at our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church in Woodstock for Joseph A. Dion, 75, formerly of South Woodstock, who died Nov. 6 at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. Burial followed in the Methodist Cemetery in South Woodstock.
Joe was born on May 2, 1938 in Attleborough, Mass., the son of Joseph W. and Margaret (Voikos) Dion.
Joe graduated from Attleborough High School in 1956 and the University of Maine in 1960 Phi Beta Cappa and a member of Theta Chi.
Joe’s career began at L.G. Balfour Company in New York. Moving to Vermont in 1972, Joe continued his professional life with his own company, Vermont Associated Brokers, and with the Ford Insurance Company, both of Woodstock. Joe and Peggy moved to Walpole, N.H. in 2002.
Joe was involved in town and community organizations and governance in Woodstock, and Walpole, N.H. In addition to his other involvements he was a dedicated and involved Mason, member of the Eastern Star, the American Legion Ora E Paul Post # 24 in Woodstock, and the Walpole Grange. Joe enjoyed hunting and fishing, but most of all spending time with his children and grandchildren.
Joe is survived by his wife of 50 years Peggy; two children Beth Hoffman and Joseph A. Dion; and three grandchildren Michael and Grace Hoffman and Matthew Dion.
Arrangements were under the direction of the Cabot Funeral Home in Woodstock. Condolences may be offered by visiting cabotfh.com
This obituary first appeared in the November 14, 2013 print edition of the Vermont Standard.
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