Kathy Dillon

September 3, 1943April 14, 2018
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Kathy Dillon, 74, of the Fairfield Harbour community, passed away on Saturday, April 14th at her home. Born in the fall of 1943, Kathy grew up in New York City and later on Long Island. Prior to the birth of her children, Kathy taught French before becoming a stay at home Mother. She then became a travel agent and has enjoyed retirement in New Bern, NC since 2007. Kathy had a heart of gold and loved helping people in need.

She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Tom Dillon; three sons, Tom Dillon (Effie), Brian Dillon, and Jimmy Dillon (Julie); six grandchildren, Kat, Jason, Nick, Tyler, Mallory, and Jimmy; as well as eight brothers and sisters, Alice, George, Dorothy, Eileen, Richard, Joseph, Frank, and John.

Sadly, she was preceded in death by her parents, William and Rebecca Daly; two sisters, Geraldine and Margaret; and one brother, William.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 19th at Cotten Funeral Home.

Funeral Mass will be 2 p.m. Friday, April 20th at St. Paul Catholic Church with burial at a later date.


  • Visitation Thursday, April 19, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Friday, April 20, 2018

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Jim and Patty Burch

April 23, 2018

Tom and family,
Patty and I just found out about the sad news of Kathy’s passing. We are truly sad for you all and feel like something is missing from us as well. Kathy always had a smile. Those Eyes picked up everything, and she enjoyed it all.
We looked through every single picture that you posted, smiling all the while! Life is indeed short.
As we all approach the new beginning (!), we become more aware that we will meet up again. It sure will be fun. In the meanwhile we will miss her a great deal, and our hearts go out to you and all of your wonderful family.
With much love,
Jim and Patty

Michael Armstrong

April 19, 2018

Jaime and I send our love to everyone. We will miss Aunt Kathy's great smile and wonderful laugh. I have so many fond memories of visiting Virginia when I was young, and all the laughs.

May God give you...
For every storm, a rainbow,
For every tear, a smile,
For every care, a promise,
And a blessing in each trial.
For every problem life sends,
A faithful friend to share,
For every sigh, a sweet song,
And an answer for each prayer.

Barbara Khoury

April 18, 2018

I am so saddened to hear the news of Kathy’s passing. I worked with her during elections and enjoyed her so very much. We always laughed and had so much fun and I’m sure going to miss her. My sincere condolences to her family.

Phyllis & John Wiltrout

April 17, 2018

Kathy was the sweetest, most caring person we've known. They were with me when Phyllis came out of surgery. While I was still working, she would come to the house, load the washer, fold clothes, water the plants, empty the dishwasher, do whatever and leave a fingernail. What a dynamo! Our most sincere condolence to Tom and the family. She WILL be missed. RIP