Kathleen A. Dion

  • Born: March 8, 1957
  • Died: August 23, 2015
  • Location: New Hampshire

Cate & Johnson Funeral Home

243 Hanover Street
Manchester, NH 03104

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Tel. (603) 625-5777

Tribute & Message From The Family

Kathleen “Kathy” Dion, 58, of Manchester, NH, passed away August 23, 2015.

Kathy was born March 8, 1957 in Manchester and was a lifelong resident of this community.

Kathy was Vice President of Insurance Operations at Cross Insurance Company.

Family includes her husband of 37 years, Darryl Dion; one son Ben Dion; one daughter, Samantha Dion; one grandson, Samuel; her parents, John & Patricia (Maynard) Kubit; and one sister, Karen Kubit.

Our hearts are broken as we had to say goodbye to the heart and essence of our family. Kathy loved us unconditionally and we have been blessed to be able to love her.

Kathy was sick for a longtime but never gave up. She continued to live everyday with us as if nothing was wrong, always telling everyone that she was fine.

Kathy loved to laugh and tease and always planned every minute of our many family vacations. Being home with her family all around, swimming in the pool, gardening and even working for the same company for 40 years are the things that brought Kathy happiness.

Kathy’s kindness and love extended to every person she has touched throughout her too short life. She has taught our family to be strong, to be there and support one another and to live on for she will be with us always.

So, to our loving daughter, my sister and best friend, my wife and reason to wake, my sweet mom “mama” and my grandmother, we all say goodnight, God Bless, we love you forever.

Calling hours will be Wednesday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Cate & Johnson Funeral Home, 573 Pine Street, corner of Harrison Street in Manchester.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at St. Pius Church in Manchester. Burial will follow at St. Hedwig Cemetery in Bedford, NH.

Cate & Johnson Funeral Service of Manchester is directing arrangements.

Family and friends may visit CateJohnson.com.


Condolence & Memory Journal

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I worked with Kathy many years ago at Ferdinando Ins. My love to the family, she was a wonderful soul.

Posted by Zoe Cacavas - manchester, NH   August 30, 2015

Dear Kathy's family,

I worked for Kathy for a short time and found her to be a wonderful and caring person. She fought a hard battle, always with grace.

Rest in peace, Kathy

Posted by Sue Arpin - Candia, NH   August 26, 2015

Dear Dion and Kubit Family: I have know your family for about 20 years and I am saddened to hear of Kathy's passing. I hope you find comfort in knowing that everyone she came into contact with she made feel like part of the family. I know that myself, Jessica, Julianne and Jenna are all better people having known Kathy. She was a bright light that has gone out all too soon. All our love, Robin, Jessica, Julianne, and Jenna.

Posted by Robin Hudson - Manchester, NH   August 26, 2015

Sam, I'm so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers

Posted by Carolee Stafford - Manchester, NH   August 26, 2015

Darryl, Samantha, Ben, Aunt Pat, Uncle John, Karen - I am heartbroken to hear of Kathy's passing. When I think of your family, I think immediately of the love and kindness you express toward one another, as well as to extended family and your community. Always a smile, a hug, a warm word. You are a wonderful family of givers. Kathy was a giver. And she has been taken, way to soon, from you; from everyone she touched. As I spent time today reflecting on times with your family, I remembered fondly the times I spent, as a child, at your pool, at the beach, at Christmas; I hold fond memories of playing games and enjoying one another. You are a wonderful example of a family, and I feel honored to have known Kathy and to know all of you. Strength to you. I know you will carry on; I am so sad you have to carry on without your beloved. Our family is holding yours in the Light. Much love, Bonnie, Lily, Ruby, and May

Posted by Bonnie Dickson - West Grove, PA   August 25, 2015

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Dear Ben and Family,
Our heart felt sympathy goes out to you and your family for your tremendous loss. May the fond memories of your mom and the love and support from friends and family help to ease your pain and be a source of strength through the difficult days ahead. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Tom, Barbara, Tyler Burke - Manchester, NH   August 25, 2015

I am more than saddened by the loss of Kathy. She was such a wonderful person who I will miss dearly. My heart goes out to Kathy's family during this very difficult time in their lives. I have been friends with Kathy's daughter Samantha for several years and I have always been very fond of Kathy and how great of a mother, daughter, wife and sister she was. Kathy was a kind soul whom I will never forget. Words cannot even describe the sadness that I feel for her family who lost that special part of their family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers now and forever.
Love,
Georgia Lalos

Posted by Georgia Lalos - Manchester, NH   August 25, 2015

Sam, We are so sorry for your loss. Paul thought very highly of your Mom and enjoyed working with her. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Posted by Becky and Paul Federico    August 25, 2015

AZALEA PLANT was sent by Julie Wallace / AmTrust North America.

Posted by Julie Wallace    August 25, 2015

My deepest heartfelt sympathy to the Kubit and Dion families.  Kathy, my childhood "best friend",  you will truly be missed. The memories we shared will last forever.  May God Bless your families and comfort you through this difficult time.

Posted by Rose Applegate Lathrop    August 25, 2015

Kathy was the sweetest, strongest woman I had the privilege of knowing. She touched my life in many ways and will be missed dearly. My heart goes out to all family and friends.

Posted by Terri Miller    August 25, 2015

Our hearts go out to the Dion Family. She loved you so deeply. Kathy made an impression on me even though I knew her a short time. She is missed by all but has the best spot to watch over you. God bless!

Posted by Lynn and Tyler Treadway    August 25, 2015

Sam
I am so saddened for you to see your Mom's obituary. You had such a close relationship. Life, as we know, is not fair. I can't attend the wake as I'm still on Prince Edward Island but you and your family will be uppermost in my thoughts and prayers in the difficult days ahead.

Posted by Laverne MacInnis - Manchester, NH   August 25, 2015

I had the pleasure of working with Kathy over the years on insurance polices for our Library Board of Trustees. She was a wonderful person. My sincerest condolences to her family and friends.

Posted by Denise van Zanten - Manchester, NH   August 25, 2015

I had the honor of working with Kathy at Cross Insurance. She was a kind and a wonderful boss. Helping me out so much this year through facing my own personal challenges. I am so sad for our loss. My heart goes out to her wonderful and loving family.

Posted by Judy George - Manchester, NH   August 25, 2015

Kathy was a very special person who I had the privilege of working with for over 3 years. My thoughts and prayers go to her family, I feel blessed to have known her.

Posted by Juli-anne Duval - Manchester, NH   August 25, 2015

To the Dion Family, We were saddened to hear of your loss of Kathy. She was a dear person who loved her family so much. It has been a long time since we have seen you and Kathy but remember her fondly from our days at St. Anthony and St. Joes. You are all in our thoughts and hearts as you move forward in trying to deal with your loss.

Posted by Tim, Elaine, Emily and Kevin Langton - Manchester-Hampton, NH   August 24, 2015

I know that you are watching over all of us from heaven. You will be missed my friend.

Posted by Cindy Brouillet    August 24, 2015

Kathy was loved and respected by all that knew her.  She always put others before herself. She was dedicated to her family and to her work. She will be missed by many. Thoughts and prayers to the Kubit and Dion families.  With Deepest Sympathy, Robin

Posted by Robin McAfee    August 24, 2015

Ben,

I was so sad to hear about your loss.  Losing someone as dear to you as your mother can be so hard an I know that you will miss her a greatly.  She will always be in your heart and a big part of who you are.  Celebrate her life and the things she would want you remember about her.



With Condolences,

Bruce Lustig

Posted by Bruce Lustig    August 24, 2015

We are so sorry, Darryl, Ben, Samantha,Samuel,and parents,John@Patricia:For your lost of Kathleen's passing..Our prayers are with you at this difficult time...She was a wonderful person and we will miss her playing Bingo....God will surely take good care of her, and she was an angel in our eyes.....She will surely be missed....Friends always...Lenny@Madeleine.....May God Bless the whole Family.........

Posted by Lenny@Madeleine Turcotte    August 24, 2015

Dear Samantha,

Love reading about your wonderful mother. I didn't know her, but I know you and watched the devoted tender care that you gave her. Please know that you and your family are in my heart, thoughts and prayers during this time. And for you: a big hug for being such an awesome daughter, sister and friend.

Maddy

Posted by Maddy Miller    August 24, 2015

RAY OF SUNSHINE was sent by Jacqui, Katie and Kristin.Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We're here for you Sam.

Jacqui, Katie and Kristin

Posted by Jacqui Sanford    August 24, 2015

Dear Sam,



I am so saddened to hear of your mom's passing.  Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.  She is home now with our Heavenly Father, her suffering is over, she is at peace.  She will be the angel watching over you for sure and for certain.

Posted by Jacqui Sanford    August 24, 2015

Sam,

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this sad time.

Priscilla

Posted by Priscilla Drouin    August 24, 2015

I woman that you could not help but have the upmost respect and love for.

Posted by Penny Turner    August 24, 2015

God bless. Thoughts and prayers to Daryl and the families.

Posted by Leo Dionne    August 23, 2015

My deepest sympathies for the loss of a sweet loving person!

Posted by Claire Gamelin Kounelas    August 23, 2015

Kathy: the bravest woman I will ever know. xoxo

Posted by Kimberly Gutekunst    August 23, 2015

To the Kubit and Dion families, I am deeply saddened by Kathy's passing. She was such a strong and loving person.  I am so grateful that Kathy and all of you welcomed me into your family. I want to express my condolences to each and every one of you. I love you all, Donna

Posted by Donna Stone    August 23, 2015