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“I am so sorry to hear of Donna's passing. She called many times to see how I was doing. Donna surprised me when she visited me in the hospital when I...Read More »
1 of 43 | Posted by: Joan DeLuca - Quincy, MA

“There are so many wonderful memories from the annual Camp Dion pool party and we were privileged to have Donna's smile always there.Both John and...Read More »
2 of 43 | Posted by: Deb and Jim Foti - Malden, MA

“I am so saddened hearing of Donna's sudden passing. I was so fortunate to have been a patient of hers. Donna was so caring and sensitive to all her...Read More »
3 of 43 | Posted by: Marsha MacDougall - Norfolk, MA

“I just adored Donna. She was kind, empathetic, and lovely to talk to. I certainly don't want to leave out how pretty she was. I'm just deeply...Read More »
4 of 43 | Posted by: Susan Gale - Ashland, MA

“Our thoughts and prayers are with JOHN , Jess and the Dion family we will truly miss you dear friend Love Kevin & Lisa ”
5 of 43 | Posted by: Kevin & Lisa OBrien - Raynham, MA

“Dear Karyn & the Dion family ~My deepest sympathies on the loss of your beloved sister Donna. I hope that your loving memories bring peace to your...Read More »
6 of 43 | Posted by: Lianie Unterzuber - Raleigh, NC


7 of 43 | Posted by: Lianie Unterzuber - Raleigh, NC

“John, Jess and the Dion-Nicol Family,May the love of family, friends and co-workers comfort you during this difficult time. Donna inspired all who...Read More »
8 of 43 | Posted by: Judy Venditti - Needham, MA

“Dear John and Jess im so sorry for your loss I was so shocked when I got the news I will always remember her with a big smile , her family was...Read More »
9 of 43 | Posted by: Lisa MacLeod - Franklin, MA

“Sending all our love and prayers to John, Jessica and her entire extended family. She was such a wonderful member of the extended Clan McCall Family-...Read More »
10 of 43 | Posted by: A friend

“We were shocked to hear of Donna's passing. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family during this difficult time. ”
11 of 43 | Posted by: Denis and Kerry - Foxboro, MA

“May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. ”
12 of 43 | Posted by: Christina Murphy - Friend

“A tremendous loss I had the honor of working with Donna she was a brilliant dedicated nurse many benefitted from the gift of her compassion her...Read More »
13 of 43 | Posted by: Tara Maughn and family - Westwood, MA

“Dear John, Jess, the Dion family, My heart aches for all of you. Not only tragic, but cruel given the times. I love the picture. She was beautiful,...Read More »
14 of 43 | Posted by: Kathleen Dempsey - Weymouth, MA

“Donna you are already sorely missed but will always continue to live in my heart. Love from your brother Dave. ”
15 of 43 | Posted by: David Dion - Waitsfield, VT

“My heart goes out to John, Jessica, the entire Dion and Nicol families. I loved Donna as a very close friend and confidant. We grew up together on...Read More »
16 of 43 | Posted by: Caroline sar - Friend


17 of 43 | Posted by: The Gibbons Family - Lake Forest, CA

“Although I haven't seen Donna for years, I have many happy memories with her and Vicky. We had so much fun going out, at Dion's homestead in Norwood,...Read More »
18 of 43 | Posted by: Suzanne Bandanza - Boston, MA

“I was so shocked to hear of Donna's passing. She was such a wonderful person to work with and she will be greatly missed especially with the NWH...Read More »
19 of 43 | Posted by: Natalie Roselli

“Donna could light up a room with her smile and laughter. She and John made such a great couple and a part of her lives on in their daughter Jessica....Read More »
20 of 43 | Posted by: Tami/Dave Beane - North Attleboro, MA

“You were an amazing woman who gave to everyone always with a smile and your family meant the most to you and you were so proud of your dtr.Jessica...Read More »
21 of 43 | Posted by: Janet Fuller - West Roxbury, MA

“Rest with the angels, Donna. ”
22 of 43 | Posted by: Karin Spinney - Friend

“Donna was an amazingly loving person, a awesomely dedicated nurse and a fierce friend. You will be missed forever. ”
23 of 43 | Posted by: Gerald Samrout - Friend

“My condolences to John , Jessica , and the Dion family .Wally, Islington ”
24 of 43 | Posted by: A friend

“My loving baby sister . Miss you more than words could say. Be at peace . ”
25 of 43 | Posted by: Elise Arrigo - Cape Coral, FL

“John, Jessica and all of the Dion family ~ Will cherish the many memories of Donna...a beautiful person in so many ways.Sending our love to you all...Read More »
26 of 43 | Posted by: Pauline Weger - South Hadley, MA

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. ”
27 of 43 | Posted by: Peggy & Steve Foley - Norwood, MA

“Love you Donna my sister my best friend my hero RIP till we meet again❤❤❤ ”
28 of 43 | Posted by: Janet Dion Luongo - Westwood, MA


29 of 43 | Posted by: julena clermont - medfield, MA

“Donna was truly one of the best friends anyone one could ask for. My heart goes out to John, Jessica, and family. ”
30 of 43 | Posted by: Vicky Gallagher - Bridgewater, NH

“I am deeply saddened by the loss of Donna Nicol.Donna was exceptional at her field. Donna was the most amazing person I have met. I will keep her...Read More »
31 of 43 | Posted by: Julena Clermont - Medfield, MA

“Dear John, Jessica and Nicol/Dion families, So sorry to hear of Donna's passing. She was a wonderful person, and great friend to my sister Marianne...Read More »
32 of 43 | Posted by: David Rice - Medway, MA

“To our dear John, Jessica, Angus and Dion Family, We are sending you all our love, support and prayers with our deepest sympathy on the loss of Donna...Read More »
33 of 43 | Posted by: A friend

“Donna was a dedicated and hardworking person. We will definitely miss her smile and greetings whenever she is at work. We are all grieving for her...Read More »
34 of 43 | Posted by: Missy Domingo

“Dear John and JessI was blessed to call Donna not only a colleague but a friend. Working with her as a Visiting Nurse 20 plus years ago and most...Read More »
35 of 43 | Posted by: Connie Schrader - Wrentham, MA

“John and Jessica, So sorry to here about your loss. My deepest condolence. David Peach and Family ”
36 of 43 | Posted by: David Peach - North Dighton, MA

“Donna was an exceptional person in her field, but yet lovely. I will miss hearing her walk down the hallway. ”
37 of 43 | Posted by: Pastor Susan Kesselly - MA

“Donna was the best co-worker somebody could ask for. She was the most selfless person I have met and I will miss her dearly. The office will not be...Read More »
38 of 43 | Posted by: Hannah S

“Donna was such a lovely person, I am so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you all, God bless! ”
39 of 43 | Posted by: Annie Bennett - Friend

“Donna was the most compassionate person that I have ever known. My deepest sympathy for her family. I grieve her loss too - her daily smiles and...Read More »
40 of 43 | Posted by: David Wenzel

“She was an extraordinary woman. Probably the most compassionate person that I have ever met. My deepest sympathy and regards to her family; I too...Read More »
41 of 43 | Posted by: David Wenzel

“An Angel here and now in heaven. Our hearts are broken but also filled with the gladness that came from knowing Donna and the kindness that she...Read More »
42 of 43 | Posted by: Anne Marie and Steve KENNEDY - MA

“Donna was a beautiful, amazing woman, and will be truly missed, sending our love, thoughts & prayers to John & Jessica❤❤ ”
43 of 43 | Posted by: The Flaherty - Family


Dion-Nicol, Donna P. (Dion), of Westwood, died March 31st, 2020 surrounded by her loving family. Beloved wife of John T. Nicol Jr. Loving mother of Jessica Nicol of Westwood and cherished dog Angus. Beloved daughter of the late Robert and Elaine (Parsons) Dion. Loving sister of Karyn and Christine Dion of Whitman, Elise Arrigo and her husband Glenn of FL, Robert Dion Jr. of FL, David Dion of VT, Daniel Dion and his wife Anne of Canton and Janet Luongo and her husband Randy of Westwood. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

As a palliative care nurse, she consistently advocated for the best interest of all under her care. Nursing was not just what she did, it was who she was. With her infectious positive attitude, she couldn't help but pass that on to all she met. This being most demonstrated in her daughter Jessica.

As would be Donna's wish, please feel free to contribute in her name to the Palliative Care Services at Newton-Wellesley Hospital, co/NWH Development Office, 2014 Washington Street, Newton MA 02462 or online at https://giving.nwh.org/donate.

Due to current health concerns, Donna's funeral services and interment will be private. A Memorial Mass will be announced and celebrated at a later date.

Holden-Dunn-Lawler
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