Gerald “Jerry” T. Dionne – Foster

Gerald “Jerry” T. Dionne – Foster

Jerry Dionne, 57, of Killingly, Conn., formerly of Foster, R.I., passed away on Saturday, July 17, 2021. He was surrounded by his beloved wife Denise (née Downey) and their two children, Jared and Rianna.

Jerry is also survived by his father, Wilfred (wife, Sandra); his sisters, Karen (husband, Michael Conti) and Renée (husband, Frank Prete); his brother, Mark (wife, Megan); and his nieces and nephews: Olivia, Marisa, Grant, Kyle, Mason, Alexis, and Shane. He was predeceased by his mother, Judith; stepmother, Christine; and sister Deborah.

A respected member of Rhode Island’s long-standing manufacturing industry, Jerry owned and operated a successful machine shop for 30 years alongside his father and brother. When he wasn’t at the shop, he enjoyed outdoor adventures, ATVing, woodworking, and driving his Mustang and backhoe. He also spent much of his time working on home projects with his wife while championing his son’s and daughter’s involvement in Ponaganset High School’s celebrated music and girls’ basketball programs, respectively.

Jerry will be remembered as a devoted family man who enjoyed hosting holiday gatherings as well as an honest, hard-working, and thoughtful individual of deep faith who cared immensely for those around him.

Donations may be made to the Scituate Lions, St. Joseph’s Church Ladies’ Auxiliary (Scituate), and the American Cancer Society’s AstraZeneca Hope Lodge in Boston. Readers are encouraged to practice random acts of kindness to honor Jerry’s memory.

His funeral will be held Friday, July 23, 2021, at 8:30 a.m., from the Tucker-Quinn Funeral Home, 643 Putnam Pike (Route 44) Greenville, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m., in St. Joseph Church, Danielson Pike, North Scituate. Burial will be in Westfield Cemetery, Killingly, Conn. Visitation will be held in the Funeral Home, Thursday, July 22, 2021, from 5 to 8 p.m. Jerry and his family request that all attendees wear masks due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

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