Brattleboro- Lynette Ellen Dion, 73, formerly of Maple Street and most recently of Morningside Commons died peacefully in the comfort of her home surrounded by her family Sunday morning, December 23, 2018.
Lynette was born in Swanton, Vermont on May 17, 1945 the daughter of Kenneth and Lucille (Thibault) Savage. She was raised and educated in Winooski and was a graduate of Rice Memorial High School in South Burlington, Class of 1963.
She went to attend the Fanny Allen School of Nursing where she received her LPN and later graduated from Greenfield Community College where she earned her RN degree.
Following her graduation from nursing school she went to work at Bishop DeGoesbriand Hospital in Burlington and later at Fanny Allen Hospital in Colchester. With her husband she moved to Brattleboro in 1973 and became employed in the offices of Drs. Dean Bresnahan, Keith Sinusis and Robert Tortolani. Lynette later joined the staff at Thompson House Nursing Home and later Brattleboro Memorial Hospital. Her last position working as a nurse was at Brattleboro Primary Care and working for several other Brattleboro area physicians. She was very proud to be a bedside nurse and was loved and respected by her peers and many patients.
Lynette was a member of the Brattleboro Elks, Lodge #1499 Emblem Club and held membership in the American Legion Auxiliary, Brattleboro Post #5.
A devout Catholic, she was a longtime communicant of Saint Michaels’ Roman Catholic Church.
Of her leisure time activities, Lynette enjoyed the beach, especially visiting the coast of Maine, collecting seashells, gardening and time spent with her family and friends.
On November 28, 1964 at Saint Josephs’ Church in Burlington she was married to David H. Dion who predeceased her on October 7, 1999.
Survivors include one son, David H. Dion, Jr. of Brattleboro a daughter Michelle Lynn Dion of Naples, Florida, many nieces, nephews and her grand dog, “Maple” a beloved English Shepherd.
She was predeceased by a son William Dion who died in infancy, one brother, Terry Savage and two sisters, Beverley Rideout and Marlene Dziadul.
The Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, (12/28) at 12:00 Noon at Saint Michaels’ Catholic Church with Fr. Justin Baker, pastor, celebrant. Committal rites and burial will follow in Saint Michaels’ Parish Cemetery.
Friends are invited to call at the Atamaniuk Funeral Home on Friday from 10:00 A.M. Until the start of the Mass.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Lynette’s name may be made to, Rescue Inc., P.O. Box 593, Brattleboro, VT 05302 or to VT/NH Visiting Nurse and Hospice, P.O. Box 976, White River Junction, VT 05001-0976.