Reverend Earl J. Dionne

Publication Date: May 13, 2008

Earl Dionne

Born to Eternal Life Monday, May 12, 2008, at the age of 85. Son of the late Earl and Esther (nee Netzer). Loving brother of Lt. Commander Robert J. (Barbara) Dionne. Cherished Uncle of Theresa Hill. Great-Uncle of Robert and Tierney Hill. Further survived by numerous brother priests and friends. Father Dionne served in the Navy during WWII and was ordained on May 31, 1958, by the Most Reverend Albert G. Meyer at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist In Milwaukee. He entered Saint Francis Major Seminary in 1952, and completed his preparation for the priesthood in 1958. Father's priestly ministry began June 20, 1958 as an assistant at St. Nicholas Parish, Milwaukee. On July 12, 1962, he began graduate studies in science at Marquette University, and on July 7, 1965 began his long tenure as a faculty member of the DeSales Preparatory Seminary in St. Francis. On June 19, 1979, Father was appointed a part-time associate pastor at St. Anthony Parish, Milwaukee and part-time faculty member at St. Francis DeSales College. He continued as a part-time associate at St. Anthony's while beginning on July 1, 1981 his ministry as a part-time faculty member at Thomas More High School, Milwaukee. On August 21, 1984 he was named a full-time faculty member at Thomas More High School, serving at the school until he was released on Sept. 9, 1987 to serve as a military chaplain. Father was assigned as a permanent help-out priest on Jan. 1, 1990, he retired from active ministry on Sept. 30, 1992. Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, May 15, at 2:00 PM, at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 3100 S. 41st. St., Milwaukee. Asrc Bishop Timothy Dolan Celebrant. Interment Friday May 16, 11:30 AM St. Charles Catholic Cemetery in Lena WI. SCHRAMKA - REMBOWSKI Serving the Family St. Francis (414) 744 - 4447

Father Dionne was a member of the Class of 1947 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His degrees included: B.S. in Aeronautical Engineering (1947); B.S. in Business Administration (1948), both from MIT; and an M.S. from Marquette University (1966). The good padre was also related to the Dionne Quintuplets (circa 1934) of Ontario, Canada.

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Earl Dionne MIT

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