David C. Dionne, Jr., 59
David C. Dionne, Jr., age 59 of Rochester, passed away on April 26 at St. Luke’s Hospital after waging a courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Medford to Emily and David C. Dionne, Sr.
David grew up on the water in Mattapoisett, where he developed his lifelong love of the sea. As a boy, he enjoyed rowing his boat, blue crabbing, scuba diving, and everything else on or in the water.
He graduated from Old Rochester Regional High School. He then served in the Coast Guard from 1979 to 1983, patrolling the waters of the eastern United States. After his service, he worked locally as a stonemason. Later he had his own business, Green Mountain Masonry, in Denver, Colorado.
In his 40's he returned to college and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Fitchburg State College.
Most recently he lived in Gardner and worked for Frito-Lay.
He is survived by his mother, Emily Dionne of Rochester; a sister, Heather Dionne of Nashua, New Hampshire; a brother, Bruce Dionne and his wife Karen from Fairhaven, and a beloved niece, Amique Dionne, and her children, Noah and Emma. Amique was a great comfort to David in his last days and hours of his life.
He was predeceased by his father David C. Dionne, Sr.
David will be placed to rest privately at a later date.