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Paul "Butch" L. Dion, Sr.

April 12, 1934 ~ August 10, 2020 (age 86)

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DION, Sr., Paul L., “Butch”, 86, of Leuba Road, Coventry, passed away unexpectedly Monday afternoon, August 10, 2020 at home.   

Born in West Warwick, he was a son of the late Albert and Ethel (Nelson) Dion.  He was a resident of Coventry for most of his life.

Mr. Dion was an aircraft tower at Quonset Point Naval Air Station for many years until retiring and was a Korean War Air Force Veteran.  A talented musician he enjoyed playing the drums, listening to jazz and golfing but most of all, loved his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

He is survived by a daughter, Susanne J. Tomasso and her husband John of West Warwick; three sons, Paul L. Dion, Jr. of West Warwick, Michael E. Dion and his wife Maryann of Coventry and John J. Dion and his wife Deborah of Warwick; three brothers, Emile Dion of West Greenwich, Marcel Dion of Warwick and Donald Dion of Exeter; ten grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.  He was the father of the late Joseph A. Dion; former husband of the late Dorothy V. (Fields) and brother of the late, Carmel Miller, Nola Greco, Albert, Adrien, Justin, Jules, Anatole, Louie and Charlotte Dion. 

Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, his funeral service and interment with military honors in Notre Dame Cemetery, West Warwick will be private.  Visiting hours are respectfully omitted.  In lieu of flowers contributions to the Disabled American Veterans, Department of RI, One Capitol Hill, Level G, Providence, RI 02908 in his memory would be appreciated.  Arrangements with PRATA-GALLOGLY Funeral Home.  Information and condolences, please visit:

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Disabled American Veterans, Dept. of RI
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