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Marie Louise Sullivan Aguiar Dionne

April 10, 1928 ~ October 26, 2020 (age 92)


Marie Louise Sullivan Aguiar Dionne 

April 10, 1928 - October 26, 2020 

Marie Louise Sullivan Dionne died with her family beside her.

She was born to Louis and Mary  (McQuade) Sullivan of Perth Andover, NB, Canada. While teaching grades 1-12 she married Manuel P.  Aguiar Jr. on June 4, 1946 and moved to Plymouth, MA. They had 5 children, Sylvia (Mark) Sethares Heyl of Bradenton, FL, Paula Aguiar of Palmetto, FL, Alberta Aguiar of Plymouth, MA who died May  1953, Deborah (Chuck) Kruger of Bradenton, FL, and Warren (Darlene) Aguiar of Carver, MA.

She was  preceded in death by her parents, husband, Manny, of 20 years, daughter, Alberta, 2, and husband of 35  years, Alex Dionne. Also preceded in death by her sisters, Monica Langen and Mariel McCarthy, both of  Canada.

She is survived by her 4 children, sister, Mareta (Gene) James, of Topeka, KS, 9 grandchildren,  20 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great grandchildren (all the great-and great-great grandchildren  called her "GiGi") many nieces, nephews, sister/brother- in -laws, and friends throughout Canada and  the United States. 

After the death of Manny, she married Alex Dionne, her childhood sweetheart, on August 6, 1976 and  moved to Arthurette, NB, Canada. Due to health reasons after 42 years Marie was moved to Bradenton,  FL to be cared for by her girls, especially Paula, for the day to day care, and Sylvia for keeping all of  mom's paperwork and benefits straight. And to both of them for taking mom dancing every Friday  night. 

Marie loved dancing, fishing, hunting, gardening, sewing, and cooking. She was noted to have her  counters full of various yummy desserts but her baked bread and rolls drew everyone to her  home. When she was visited by family or friends, they all left with a few extra pounds. Marie loved her  family and friends and helped anyone. 

In lieu of flowers, the family would like you to consider a tax-free donation to the Bradenton's Women's  Club, where Marie loved to dance on Friday evenings. The Bradenton's Women's Club is a non-profit  organization who raises funds to supply homeless women and children with personal items, and funds to help Veterans. Bradenton's Women's Club, Attn: Janet, 1705 Manatee Ave West, Bradenton, FL,  34205. 

The Memorial Mass for Marie Louise Sullivan Dionne will be held on Thursday, November 19th at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 505 26th Street West Palmetto, FL.  Due to Covid-19 all CDC rules will be followed  at the church. Also due to Covid-19 the family will not have a social gathering.

Marie will be buried to join Manny and Alberta in Plymouth, MA at St. Joseph's Cemetery in the spring or summer of 2021.

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Memorial Mass
November 19, 2020

10:30 AM
Holy Cross Catholic Church Palmetto
505 26th Street West
Palmetto, FL 34221

Video is available for this event


Bradenton Women's Club
1705 Manatee Ave W, Bradenton FL 34205
Tel: 1-941-747-6222

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