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John Diones

March 13, 1929 ~ October 7, 2021 (age 92)


John Diones, 92, of Wilton, passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 7, 2021. He was the loving husband of the late Nina Diones.

John was born in New York, NY on March 13, 1929, to the late George and Rose (Ouellette) Dionessiou. John graduated from vocational High School, and eventually found his way into warehousing at a large catalog retailer. He enjoyed similar positions at other companies before retiring as an inventory control executive at JC Penney. In 1950 he met Nina, the love of his life, to whom he was married for nearly 65 years, in a Bronx pizza shop. They raised 4 children, and were later blessed with 6 grandchildren.

A resident of Wilton for the past 25 years, his favorite activities were spending time with his grandchildren, watching his beloved Yankees, doing outdoor chores and eating anything chocolate. John was a faithful member of Sacred Heart Church of Georgetown, where he was a cantor for many years.

John is survived by his 4 children: Bruce Diones of Manhattan; George Diones and his wife, Ruth, of Ardsley, NY; John Diones and his wife, Deborah of White Plains, NY; and Renee Cahill and her husband, Ed, of Wilton, CT. In addition, John is survived by 6 grandchildren: Alyssa, Jeffrey, Jackie, Anya, Christina and Jonathan.

Friends will be received on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Kane Funeral Home; 25 Catoonah Street, Ridgefield. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, October 14, 2021 at 11:00 AM at Sacred Heart Church; 30 Church Street, Georgetown (Redding). Interment will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Ridgefield. To view the funeral mass livestream, please use the link copied here: or the livestream button below the obituary.

Please note - masks or other facial coverings are required for all in attendance at the funeral services.

In lieu of flowers, Memorial contributions can be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, Nina’s favorite charity.


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Calling Hours
October 13, 2021

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Kane Funeral Home
25 Catoonah Street
Ridgefield, CT 06877

Funeral Mass
October 14, 2021

11:00 AM
Sacred Heart Church (Georgetown)
30 Church Street
Redding, CT 06896

Video is available for this event

Interment following the funeral mass

St. Mary Cemetery Ridgefield
110 North Street
Ridgefield, CT 06877

Please note
Please note, masks or other facial coverings are required for all in attendance at the funeral services.


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501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105

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