Vestry Biographies

Suzanne Dionne

My husband, Gary and I have been members of St. Paul’s Church for about fifteen years.  We immediately felt “at home” here.  The parishioners are a warm and welcoming group of people.  Before becoming a vestry member, I co-taught Sunday school for one year. After that, I taught a couple of classes a year and then was responsible for the bulletin board.  I try to help out with other activities as needed.  My two daughters, Erica and Nicole, attend Sunday school and have served as acolytes for many years.  Erica was fortunate to go to Washington DC for a celebration for acolytes, representing our church.  The girls enjoy all of the special activities that they have been involved with through Sunday school.

I grew up in Waterbury, lived briefly in Torrington and then in Woodbury for over twenty years. I also have a daughter, Jaime, who lives in New York. We have three dogs which are blessed at St. Paul’s Annual Blessing of the Animals.  I have been a public school teacher for twenty-nine years.  I worked in Seymour for four of those years and am currently employed in Waterbury at Rotella Interdistrict Magnet School where I teach art to pre-kindergarten through second grade.  I am very involved with the Connecticut Art Education, serving as President, and the National Art Education, serving as Eastern Region Elementary Division Director-Elect.  During my spare time, I enjoy writing articles for Arts and Activities Magazine, spending time with my family, and vacationing in the Cape.