, Salem, MA

January 30, 2014

Joan A. (Dion) Vizena, 80

Danvers — Joan A. (Dion) Vizena, 80, died Tuesday, January 28, 2014, at the Brigham & Women’s Hospital. She was the loving wife of Eugene A. Vizena, with whom she shared nearly fifty-eight years of marriage.

Born in Salem on July 16, 1933, she was the daughter of the late Alfred and Juliette (Therriault) Dion. She was raised and educated in Salem and was a longtime Danvers resident.

After raising her family, Joan was employed first at Hotwatt, and later at Hunt Nursing Home as a nurse’s aide.

She enjoyed spending time as a chaperone with the Chuting Starts and Blue Angels Drum & Bugle Corps and in her youth was an accomplished roller skater. She loved spending time with her grandchildren, caring for family and friends, and her daily walks at the Liberty Tree Mall.

In addition to her husband, she leaves her ABCDEFG children, Alice Vizena of Danvers, Barbara Reutter of FL, Catherine Marchant of ID, Daniel Vizena of Danvers, Edward Vizena of HI, Francine Blackwell and her husband, Todd, of ID, and Gene Vizena and his wife, Nicole, of NH; 8 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; and her siblings, Alfred and Edward Dion and Rita Egnet.

ARRANGEMENTS: Her Funeral Service will be Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, at 11 a.m. in C.R. Lyons & Sons, Funeral Directors, 28 Elm St., Danvers. Burial will follow in Annunciation Cemetery, Danvers. Relatives and friends are invited. Visiting hours are Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan St., Danvers, MA 01923.