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Funeral arrangements made for Manchester couple found dead in home explosion

MANCHESTER — Funeral services will take place later this week for a Manchester couple found dead following an explosion and fire at their home last Monday, as authorities continue to search for their missing son.

The bodies of Robert A. and Constance Dion were found March 24 after their home at 210 Mooresville Road home was ripped apart by an explosion, then destroyed by fire. They were identified by police on Thursday, and their deaths were ruled homicides.

Authorities provided no additional details Sunday night about the circumstances of the Dions' death or why their son, Matthew Dion, was labeled a "person of interest," in the case.

The state Attorney General's Office is leading the investigation, but has refused so far to say when or how the Dions died.

When reached late Sunday afternoon, Senior Assistant Attorney General Janice K. Rundles said Matthew T. Dion has yet to be located, but would not comment further on the investigation.
Wakes will be held for the Dions this Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory, 1799 Elm St. in Manchester. A Mass of Christian burial is scheduled for the couple this Friday at 9:30 a.m. at St. Anthony Church, 172 Belmont St., Manchester. The couple will be buried at Mount Calvary Cemetery in the Queen City at a later date.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2 Commerce Dr., Suite 110, Bedford, 03110.The full obituaries for Robert and Constance Dion can be found on page B4 of today's edition of the New Hampshire Union Leader.

pfeely@unionleader.com


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