About An Amazing Life|Help

Dion J

January 29, 1972 – April 7, 2022

Dion Torakis
Share this tribute
Memorial Candles Lit for Dion | SEE ALL
"We are honored to provide this Book of Memories to the family."
— Oliverie Funeral Home
"I pray that the Lord will comfort you Denise and family. We will keep you lifted up in prayer."
— Rebecca & Dennis Coviello
"You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Thinking of Aunt Joan and Spero, extending heartfelt condolences at this difficult time. Love all..."
— Cousin Dan
"Dion, you always made me laugh. Your kindness and big heart will always be with me. Denise, your a beautiful person and I love you. Xoxo,..."
— Brenda
"Denise, I'm so sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers. Scott"
— Scott Martin

Obituary for Dion J Torakis

It is with extreme sadness that we announce the passing of Dion J. Torakis, 50 of Toms River, on Thursday, April 7, 2022, surrounded by his family and friends. He was a bright spark in this world and will be deeply missed by many. Dion was Born in Brooklyn, NY. He lived in Florida before moving to Toms River 41 years ago.

He was employed for 23 years with Johnson’s Restaurant Equipment, Neptune, NJ, as a Sales and Design Consultant. He was the son in law of the owner, Bob Johnson. Dion’s customers all turned out to be his friends. He will be sorely missed by Ed Sasso, Chris Hughes, Betsy McLaughlin, Carl Edwards, and the rest of Johnson’s Restaurant Equipment crew.

He is predeceased by his brother, Peter Michael Torakis, 2001 and his father, Pete Torakis, 2015. Surviving is his lifetime best friend and loving wife of 18 years, Denise (Marchese) Torakis, his mother, Joan Torakis of Toms River, his in-laws, Gail & Robert Johnson, his brother, Spero Torakis and wife, Farrah of Fort Lauderdale, FL, and many nieces and nephews, Zachary Michael, Spero Michael, Peter James, Peyton, Ava, Jessie James and Theo, Sister-in-law, Faith Baker and brother in laws, Joseph Marchese Michael Marchese, and Bobby Johnson, as well as many beloved Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, and friends. He will be truly missed by his four-legged daughter, Bella Mia, stepchildren, Peanut Butter and Cooper and his furry son Max.

Funeral Liturgy is Tuesday, April 12, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. at St Joseph’s Church, Toms River with a private cremation to follow. To send online condolences, please visit our website at Celebration of Life info to be posted.

To send flowers to the family of Dion J Torakis, please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.

Mass Information

Tuesday, April 12, 2022 10:00am
St Joseph RC Church
509 Hooper Ave
Toms River, NJ 08753

Interment Information

Ocean County Memorial Park
1722 Silverton Road
Toms River, NJ 08753
Resting Place Extra Info
Share by:
We are continuing to serve families during the COVID-19 crisis. Call (732) 657-4900 or (732) 719-7250 to learn more.