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Larry B. Dion

July 19, 1959 June 9, 2013
Larry B. Dion
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Swanton – Larry B. “Zion” Dion, 53, died unexpectedly at his home in Swanton on Sunday, June 9th, 2013. He was born in San Luis Obispo, California on July 19th, 1959, the son of Mary Ann (Hoover) and Leo J. Dion, Jr. On September 23, 2007, in Las Vegas, Larry married Sally Shover, who survives him. Larry grew up in Burlington and graduated from Burlington High School. He worked in the manufacturing field and was employed by Lake Champlain Chocolates for the past decade. He loved sports and was a huge fan of both the Dallas Cowboys and Boston Red Sox. Larry enjoyed playing cribbage, softball and golf and was an avid bowler. He loved planning the annual cruises he took with his wife and their friends. Larry will be lovingly remembered and dearly missed by his wife, Sally (Shover) Dion; his daughter, Shannon (Dion) Redmond and her husband, DeRon; his son, Anthony Dion and his fiancée, Amy, and his step-son, Justin Coons, all of Burlington. He was a proud “Pops” and “Pop-Pop” to his 3 grandchildren, Zavier Dion and Annika and Andre Redmond. He is also survived by his sister, Beverly Dion and her partner, Kevin Gibbs; his in-laws, Ken and Alice Shover and his brother-in-law, Daniel Shover and his wife, Grace; his “bowling buddies”, Tom, Jim, Randy and Brian and his “cruising friends”, Charlie, Marie, Mark, Diane, Jimmy, Donna and his extended family and many dear friends. Relatives and friends are invited to attend calling hours on Saturday, June15, 2013, from 1:00 to 3:00 PM at the Heald Funeral Home, 87 South Main Street, St. Albans. A funeral service will then be held at 3:00 PM in the Heald Chapel. The Reverend Elizabeth Griffin, Pastor of the St. Albans Bay Methodist Church will officiate. Memorials in Larry’s name may be made to the American Heart Association, Vermont Affiliate, 434 Hurricane Lane, Williston, Vermont 05495. Private messages of condolence to Larry’s family are welcome at

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