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Richardson-Gaffey Funeral Home

382 First Parish Road, Scituate, MA

OBITUARY

Richard P. Dillon

March 15, 1941October 10, 2019
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Richard P. Dillon – 78, of Scituate passed away peacefully at home on October 10, 2019. He was the loving husband of Mary C. (Lenihan) Dillon, with whom he shared 53 years of marriage. Devoted father of Paul Dillon and his wife Shelley of Duxbury, Kevin Dillon and his wife Laura of Reading, Sheila Wynne and her husband Gerard of Scituate and Timothy Dillon of Beverly. Cherished Grampa of Maddie, Julia, James, Brooke, Patrick, Dillon, Josie, Andrew and Vivian. Loving brother in law of John Lenihan and his wife Marguerita of Orlando, FL, Thomas Lenihan and his wife Marilyn of Avon, CT, Sheila Snyder and her husband Paul of Newton, MA, Joseph Lenihan of Brighton, MA and Richard Lenihan and his wife Jane of Chatham, MA. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Richard was a 1958 graduate of Matignon High School and earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Boston College in 1962 and his Master’s Degree from Northeastern in 1968. His college years stemmed his lifelong devotion to Boston College sports. He was naturally athletic and enjoyed many years playing softball on South Shore men’s softball leagues. He was a patient and kind man and truly adored spending time with his family and catering to people. Upon visiting his home, one would often be met with one of his famous iced coffees. He enjoyed keeping himself busy and could be found attending Mass at St. Mary’s on Sundays with his wife, golfing at Widow’s Walk, tending to his yard and puttering around his home. He was employed for 30 years as a business analyst with IBM then went on to spend several years consulting before his retirement. Visiting hours will be Thursday, October 17, 2019 from 4-8 PM at Richardson-Gaffey Funeral Home, 382 First Parish Road, Scituate. Funeral Mass Friday, October 18, 2019 at 10 AM at St. Mary of the Nativity Church, 1 Kent Street, Scituate with interment to follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to Matignon High School, or the charity of your choice.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, October 17, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Friday, October 18, 2019

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Don Snyder

October 14, 2019

Dick Dillon was the kindest and most decent individual I’ve ever known. He would unfailingly offer to help if you were undertaking any home repairs or improvements, and he was very good at them. Often when I was about to start some work on our house I’d ask Dick for advice. He would always offer to come over to help me with it.

Dick was a killer ping pong player and in years past after having me spend an evening chasing all over his cellar trying to answer one of his shots, he’d let me win a match or two. We’ve had some wonderful basketball games in his driveway when we both were younger and more aggressive. A strong BostonCollege football fan Dick was graceful both in victory and defeat.

Dick was a man with a lot of class, kind, decent, well respected and loved... the world is a better place because he passed through it.

Michele Lazcano

October 11, 2019

Mr. Dillon, Thank you for believing in me when I didn’t believe in myself. And for rooting for me when I was afraid I had lost my faith. You never gave up on me. You were like a father and a friend, and your ice coffee’s could heal the world. You will be missed. My love and prayers go out to Mrs. Dillon and all your family. Thank you Sheila for sharing your Dad with me.

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High School Portrait

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Dad and Paul

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A couple of Dillons

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A beautiful picture

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Forever and ever, amen

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Dancing machine

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High School Portrait

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Dad and Paul

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A couple of Dillons

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Goofy

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