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Patricia J. (Dion) Poindexter

SPRINGFIELD - Patricia J. (Dion) Poindexter, 73, left this world on Feb. 19, 2020, surrounded by members of her beloved family. She leaves a legacy in her four extraordinary sons – Michael, Jeffrey, Jamiel and Anthony – and six equally extraordinary grandchildren, whom she loved with all her heart. Pat quietly entertained and engaged everyone with a combination of kindness, intuition, intellect and wit. She was forward-thinking before her time, accepting of all others, and gone too soon. She will be sorely missed by her sons and loving husband, Earl, who was devoted to her until her last breath. Pat put up with those five unruly, lovely boys (including her husband) for a very long time and ushered the younger ones (her sons) into accomplished adulthoods. If there was a Medal of Valor for maternal grace on the front lines, Pat won. Pat also is survived by her sister Jill Fox and husband Steve Fox, of West Springfield, and her niece Stephanie Eagles-Fox, of Wilbraham. She was predeceased by her parents, Christine (Jackie) and Roger Dion, her older brother Roger Jr., and her younger sister Kathy. She will be remembered fondly by her daughters-in-law, Lori, Stephanie, Anne and Sarah. Her grandchildren, Sara, Alex, Gabby, Claire, Miles and Otis, will miss their “mémé” dearly. A memorial service will be private. Memorial donations may be made in her memory to the YMCA of Greater Springfield, Attention: Development Office, PO Box 15329, Springfield, MA 01105-5329. For more details, please visit:
St. Pierre-Phaneuf Springfield Chapels
7 Chapin Terrace
Springfield, MA USA 01107