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Garey L. Dionne

Garey L. Dionne, 62, husband of Sumpao (Chuencham) Costello of Fox Creek Road, Ipswich, passed away unexpectedly Saturday evening September 26, 2020.

Born in Salem on November 19, 1957, Garey was one of the two children of Dorothy C. (Beres) Dionne of Ipswich and the late Louis Dionne. A lifelong Ipswich resident, Garey was a member of the 1975 graduating class of Ipswich High School. Shortly after graduation he enlisted in the United States Air Force. While in the service he met his wife to be, Sumpao. He served four years as a jet engine mechanic and was honorably discharged holding the rank of Sergeant in 1979. 

After finishing his service, they moved back to Garey’s hometown where he started a woodworking career. Garey and Sumpao married on November 4, 1988. Through hard work, dedication, and quality of craft he eventually became the proprietor of Carmen Woodworking.  After twenty-five years in woodworking, he took advantage of an opportunity to become the caretaker for a sprawling private estate where he and Sumpao resided until his passing.

During his spare time, he loved to be outside. He loved to take random drives and enjoy any scenery that was around him. One of his biggest passions was cooking. He was a perfectionist and enjoyed everything about it and loved to see family and friends enjoy his art.

Garey was a self-made, hard working person that always took care of his family and friends over his own needs. It was his nature to be giving and selfless. He was a kind-hearted and humorous person who brightened every room he entered. His seemingly endless well of positivity and love of life was truly infectious to everyone around him. He never failed in making people smile and laugh through times of joy or sorrow. He is greatly loved and will be missed by many.

In addition to his wife Sumpao he is survived by his son, Garey L. Dionne, Jr. and his wife Lisa of Exeter, NH; nephew, Lorenzo Erik Kane and his wife Lauren Kane of Bridgewater and many, many friends.

Visiting hours will be Friday 5 to 8 pm in the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, 6 High Street, Ipswich. Relatives and friends attending must wear face masks and exercise social distancing. His interment will be private.


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