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Obituary for Marie Patricia Dion

Marie Patricia Dion (Pat) passed away on February 10, 2024, surrounded by family at her home in Wall Twp. Pat was born on March 11, 1934, in Princess Bay, Staten Island to Jacques and Marie Amelia Schwerd. The family moved to the Jersey Shore in 1937 and Pat lived in several shore communities throughout her life, including Ocean Grove, Belmar, and Wall. Pat had a keen business mind and held many management positions during her long career in retail. She was head of personnel for Steinbach Company for many years. Above all Pat loved her brothers and sisters. Having a large family that included 7 siblings meant lots of parties, trips, and celebrations. Right up until the time of her passing Pat was always wanting, willing and able to make a trip to spend time with the people she loved. While Pat enjoyed traveling within the US and abroad, a day at the beach followed by a lobster dinner with family and friends was her favorite way to spend her time.
Pat was predeceased by her parents, two brothers Francis and Buckley, her youngest sister Kathleen and the man she loved John Reichert. She is survived by her older brother Jack, her younger brother Robert and her younger sisters Barbara and Eleanor. Pat was always loving and generous with family and friends. She will forever live in our hearts.

Arrangements are under the care of Orender Family Home for Funerals, Manasquan, NJ. All services will be conducted privately. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, by going online to To send condolences to the family please visit