Dillon D. Viens, 16, of Johnston RI, died unexpectedly on February 12, 2022. He is deeply missed by his mother Rhonda Brewster, father David Viens Sr., sister Racquell Viens, brother David Viens Jr., maternal grandparents Ann Trotman & Joseph Brewster, paternal grandparents Mickey Guatieri & Terry Collins, as well as his extended family of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Dillon was born on 11/28/05 in Fall River, MA, and was raised in Johnston, where he attended Sarah Dyer Barnes Elementary and Nicholas A. Ferri Middle school. Dillon was in 9th grade at Davies Technical Institute in Lincoln, RI, where he studied auto mechanics.
Dillon was a “ray of light,” a free spirit who brought sunshine wherever he went. He was a polite, kind and compassionate young man who always wanted to help others. He was working toward getting his driver’s license and was learning to cook. He loved skateboarding and riding his BMX at the local parks. He also had a natural eye for photography.
His mother taught him to “stand strong in who you are...stand tall.” Dillon never let any limitations hold him back. He lived his life outside of the box, expressing himself through fashion and style, as well as acts of kindness toward others. He was friendly and outgoing, and could often be found striking up a conversation with a stranger. He accepted everyone as they were, and had love for all without judgment. He put others first before himself and was always concerned with taking care of people.
Dillon loved exploring and was always ready for adventure. He enjoyed fishing, boating, hiking, camping, trips to the Catskill Mountains, going to car shows, and working with his dad. He loved fashion, looking stylish and collecting sneakers. He talked about a potential career as a Fashion Designer and dreamt up names for his future clothing line. The possibilities are endless as to where his precious young life and bright spirit would have taken him.
A Celebration of Life for Dillon will be held on Thursday, February 24, 2022, 4-7pm at the Robbins Funeral Home, 2251 Mineral Spring Ave in North Providence, RI.
A Liturgy of the Word with a Celebration of Life will be held Friday, February 25, 2022, 10:00am, at St. Robert Bellarmine Church, 1804 Atwood Avenue in Johnston, RI.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to Dillon’s former Boy Scout of America Troop 20 of Johnston, RI @ https://venmo.com/code?user_id=2995428479991808981&created=1645392821 or to St. Robert Bellarmine Parish Food Bank 1804 Atwood Avenue in Johnston, RI.
Thursday, February 24, 2022
4:00 - 7:00pm (Eastern time)
Robbins Funeral Home