Gillis M. Dionne, 1926 - 2018

Gillis M. Dionne, 91, of Lewiston, died on January 6, 2018 at the Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice House in Auburn. He was the son of Rosario and Jeannette Martin Dionne. Gillis was part of the first graduating class of St.Dominic High School in 1945!  He then entered the United States Army from 1945 to 1947, and went on to graduate from Boston College.  After graduating from B.C., he moved to California where he married Yvette Savard, and together they decided to reside in Long Beach, CA where he made a career with Chevron Corporation as an accountant until retirement.  Shortly after, Yvette died in 2001, and he then returned to Lewiston to be with his sisters. Gillis and Yvette enjoyed traveling. Gillis had a passion for classical music, enjoyed playing tennis and loved watching the matches on television. In addition to his parents and wife, he is predeceased by two brothers, Rev. Martin Dionne O.P., and Rosario Jr., and his sisters Jeannine Dionne, Sr. Roselle Dionne CSJ, and Yzette Vachon.  For the last several years, close friends Lucille and Denis Jean were the primary caregivers to Gillis. They would like to send special thanks to the staff at D’Youville, Pavillion of Lewiston and Hospice House in Auburn Maine.

Funeral Notice

DIONNE, Gillis M., 92, of Lewiston, died on January 6, 2018 in Auburn. Visitation, service and interment will be held with the Luyben Dilday Funeral Home in Long Beach, CA at a later date. 

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