Eva Dion

May 15, 1931February 7, 2014

Eva (Moniz) Dion, 82, of Fairhaven, MA passed away at Sippican Nursing Home after a brief but courageous battle of cancer. She was the wife of the late Roger L Dion.

Eva was born in New Bedford, MA on May 15, 1931 to the late Bento and Maria (Cabral) Moniz and spent most of her life in Fairhaven. She was a valued member of the community at her residence of Dana Court in Fairhaven, where she enjoyed many friendships.

Eva was a very vivacious woman and will be notably missed for her feisty and quick-witted personality. She was also a former member of the Fairhaven VFW Post 2892 and enjoyed puzzles. Eva was also a loving grandmother to her 4 grandchildren, Grey Rabbit Dion Puett, Abigail Dion, Austin Dion, and Kristin Andrade and her husband Kyle.

Survivors in addition to her grandchildren, include her sons Mark Dion and his wife Dana of New York, NY and Bryan Dion and his wife Lisa of Fall River, MA, and her two sisters Tena Marshall and Dolores Teixeira. Eva was preceded in death by her brothers Louis and Daniel Moniz and her sisters Mary Gula, Lena Sales, and Elsie Sundeen.

Friends may gather for a visitation on Monday, February 10, 2014 at the ROCK Funeral Home, 1285 Ashley Blvd, New Bedford, MA from 4-8pm. A funeral service will take place the following day at ROCK Funeral Home at 11am with burial to follow at Pine Grove Cemetery in New Bedford. In lieu of flowers, Eva has requested that donations be made to American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73123-1718.



  • Visiting Hours Monday, February 10, 2014
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, February 11, 2014


  • Burial

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February 14, 2014

Dear Mark and Dana,
We are so sorry to hear of your mother's poassing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Dennis and Linda Leahey

February 9, 2014

To a very special woman who capture the hearts of everyone you will be missed by my family and I especially the girls. We love you Eva rest in peace
Tammy and family

February 9, 2014


February 9, 2014

Dear Mark and Bryan,
My heart goes out to you. My memories of your Mom on the beach at Sconticut Neck and the uproarious laughter she engendered...she was stand-up act!
all the best, John Landry

John Van Fossen

February 9, 2014

Mark and Bryan,
I just heard of Tia's passing. My heart and prayers go out to the entire family. God gained a feisty angel. I wish you all the best in these trying times.
Love, John and Luke

Gail Van Fossen

February 9, 2014

Dear Mark and Brian,
We lost a wonderful and funny lady.
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of Tia Eva's family, we all loved her so much.If there is anything I can do please call me. Love Gail & Michael

Joe Asquino

February 8, 2014

Bryan, We at U-haul of Swansea are sorry for your loss..

Wendy Papa

February 7, 2014

Mark, Brien, and family.........So Sorry For your loss, she was always known as bug lady to me because of her love for lizards, and chameleons and making me love them. too. I use to love going over to her house and playing with her new creatures. Tia Eva you will surly be missed and loved forever!

Bonnie Marshall

February 7, 2014

Mark, Brien and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Tia Eva was a special person and will be missed by many.

Jane and I have had some fun times with Tia Eva. We will miss her and carry her in our hearts.

Love you all,