OBITUARY

Frank Dillon

September 10, 1925June 10, 2018
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Francis "Frank" J. Dillon, 92, passed away June 10, 2018 at his home in Lakewood. Mr. Dillon was born and raised in Paterson, NJ. In 1960, he and his wife, Muriel, moved to Upper Saddle River, NJ, where they raised their family. In 1994, he moved to Oro Valley, AZ for many years, then to his home in Lavallette, NJ and finally settled in the Harrogate Community in Lakewood, NJ. Mr. Dillon served in the US Navy during World War II as a Radarman on the USS George K. MacKenzie. He is a graduate of Fairleigh Dickenson University, where he earned his Bachelor's Degree. Frank retired after 35 years of service from the NJ Bell Corporation. He was a communicant of the Church of the Presentation in Upper Saddle River for many years. Frank was a loving father, grandfather, and uncle and will be greatly missed by all. Mr. Dillon is predeceased by his wife Muriel; and siblings, James Dillon of Omaha, AR and Jeannette Dillon of Montvale, NJ. Francis is survived by his children, Pamela Corry and her husband, James, of Arlington, VA; Sean Dillon and his wife, Margi, of Basking Ridge, NJ and their three children, Francis, Aidan and Hannah; sister Patricia Halliwell and her husband, John; nieces, Maureen Murphy-Smolka and Jane Connors; and nephew, James Dillon. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 from 2-5PM at the D’Elia Funeral Home, 1300 Vermont Avenue, Lakewood, NJ 08701. Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, June 14, 2018 at 10 AM at St. Gabriel the Archangel RC Church in Saddle River. Interment will take place at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Totowa. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Frank's memory to the Harrogate Scholarship Fund, 400 Locust St., Lakewood, NJ 08701. For further information or to post a tribute, please visit www.deliafuneralhome.com.

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, June 13, 2018
  • Funeral Service Thursday, June 14, 2018
  • Graveside Thursday, June 14, 2018
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Sr. Carolyn Nicolai

June 15, 2018

Sr. Lorenza told Muriel and Frank to look
me up when they moved to Tucson. We
became "family" very quickly. We visited often and phoned more often.
They always invited me to Sun City
events. As years passed they knew they
could count on me for transportation .
They went back to NJ every summer
and when I went back I always spent
time at their house . Muriel went home
to God three years ago.

In recent years I called Frank a n d wrote to him just to keep our friendship
alive. My sincere sympathy goes to his
wonderful family.

Philip Maher

June 15, 2018

The world is a better place because of Frank. He brought joy to all, and most importantly, unconditional love. Frank will always be with his family and friends, he is here right now in vivid memories, humor and loving life lessons. God Bless you Frank.

David Ratliff

June 14, 2018

I look at the pictures we took at the Corry family reunion. Mixed emotions swell up. I am very happy we had some time with Frank and shared laughs and good stories. I am sad because I did not spend more time with him. He was such a gentleman in all that he did and said. My wife is extremely fond of Frank because he was always so kind to her. We thoroughly enjoyed his company and treasure his memory. He was a remarkable man who valued those he met. We will miss him.

FROM THE FAMILY

Frank on the back patio of his former home in Oro Valley, Arizona

FROM THE FAMILY

Frank (striped trunks) and his wife, Muriel (far left in dark swimsuit) visiting with Frank's father, James Dillon, and brother, James Dillon II around the brother's residential swimming pool

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Frank's official grammar school graduation photo.

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Frank trimming the family Christmas tree in Paterson, NJ

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Frank with "a Guinness" during his Harrogate "move-in" party.

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Frank with grandchildren Frankie, Hannah, and Aidan with the Easter Bunny at Harrogate.

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Frank and his wife, Muriel, at their daughter's farm in western Maryland