D'Esopo East Hartford Memorial Chapel

30 Carter Street, East Hartford, CT


Raymond A. Dionne

January 20, 1968October 1, 2019

Raymond A. Dionne, 51, of East Hartford, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Tuesday, October 1, 2019. Born in Hartford, he was a son of Joseph J. and Nancy (Leighton) Dionne of East Hartford. He graduated from East Hartford High School, class of ’87, and was then employed with Perfection Centerless Grinding as a machine operator for many years. You could always find Ray with his nose in a book or rooting for his favorite sports teams.

Besides his parents, he is survived by two brothers, Jeffrey Dionne of Hartford, and Russell Dionne and his wife Catherine as well as their two sons, Matthew and Samuel, all of Newington. Ray also leaves behind lifelong childhood friends, Dennis Lindsey, Dennis Michaud and Joseph Landry. He was predeceased by his sister-in-law Jeanne Ann (Cyprus) Dionne.

Ray’s wishes were to have services held privately by the family. D'ESOPO-East Hartford Memorial Chapel was entrusted with his care. Memorial donations may be made in his memory to the Raymond Library, 840 Main Street, East Hartford, CT 06108. For on-line expressions of sympathy, please visit www.desopoeh.com.


  • All Services Were Private


Raymond A. Dionne

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Charles Carter Jr

October 12, 2019

The world has lost a very kind and gentle soul. My family has been living next door to Ray for 35 years and in all that time we have always known Ray to be a wonderful neighbor and a great person. Ray always had a Hello for us every time we saw him. He will be greatly missed. Please accept my families deepest sympathy in your time of sorrow. With Warm Regards, The Carter Family