Richard Andrew Dionne, 86, of Deerfield Beach, Florida and Hamden passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 21, 2017 at the North Broward Hospital in Florida.  He was the beloved husband of Patricia Brassil-Dionne. Richard was born in New Haven on January 13, 1931 and was the son of the late Joseph and Josephine Pampuro Dionne.  He served his country faithfully in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War.  Richard worked at the Southern Connecticut Gas Company in management for 38 years until his retirement. He was a life time member of the Elks Club Lodge # 25 of New Haven, American Legion Lodge #162 in Deerfield Beach, Florida, Pompano Beach Moose Lodge and was an avid golfer.  Richard enjoyed spending his winters in Deerfield Beach with his many friends, his summers in Connecticut with his family, loving wife Patricia and all his friends from both the New Haven and Hamden Elks.  Father of Frank, Richard and Ronald Dionne. Brother of Carolyn (Domenick) D’Andrea, Joseph Dionne and the late John and James Dionne and Marie Tyndall. The family would like to extend their sincere appreciation to their dear friends, William Carr and Felix “Butch” Springer for always being there to help out and for their thoughts and prayers and especially to Mary Emerson for all she has done.

His funeral procession will leave the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue, Friday morning at 11:00. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated in St. Barnabas Church at 11:30.  Interment will follow in All Saints Cemetery. The visiting hours will be Thursday from 4 to 8 pm.