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
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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