Mary "Patsy" Dillon

1933 - 2018

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Mary “Patsy” Dillon, 85, of Findlay, Ohio, and formerly of Meredith, New Hampshire, died December 4, 2018 at the Heights at Birchaven Village. She was born July 30, 1933 in Titusville Pennsylvania to Frank and Alice Sanford. She was preceded in death by her parents; her sons: Gary S. Dillon, Steven G. Dillon, and Michael S. Dillon; and her brother Richard Sanford. She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Glen E. Dillon; son Thomas Dillon and his wife Mary Beth of Findlay, Ohio; daughters-in-law: Holly Dillon of Meredith, New Hampshire, and Helen Dillon of Portland, Maine; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sister Pricilla Johnson and her husband Heinz, of San Antonio, Texas; and sister-in-law, Myrna Sanford of Meadville, Pennsylvania. Mary will be fondly remembered as a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. A private service will be held at a later date in New Hampshire. Memorial donations may be made to the University of Findlay Occupational Therapy Program. Local arrangements have been entrusted to COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, Findlay. Online condolences may be made at

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    University of Findlay Occupational Therapy Program
    Attn: Advancement Office
    1000 North Main Street
    Findlay, Ohio 45840

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Condolences For Mary "Patsy" Dillon

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To : Glen Tom Holly and Family
Date :Thursday, December 6th 2018
From : Ray and Sally
Dear Glen, Tom, Holly and Family,

We are saddened to learn of the passing of your beloved Patsy, and our dear friend, and treasure the many years we enjoyed together at the lake.
Patsy's laughter, warmth, and many special gifts will forever be close in our memories.
We were blessed to have known her.

In Love and Peace,

Ray, Sally, Christine, Todd, and Eric

To : Glen Dillon
Date :Friday, December 7th 2018
From : Bruce and Elizabeth Clow
Dear Glen, we were sad to hear of Patsy’s passing. She displayed such joy in sharing her grandchildrens’ lives. You two were a wonderful couple. Our sympathy, Bruce and Beth

To : Mr Dillon Tom and family
Date :Friday, December 7th 2018
From : Lee-Anne Rubin Smith
Please accept my condolences on Mrs Dillon's passing. You have always been an incredible family who is forever present in my heart from growing up on Wilson Ave. I think of you often as I pass your home & Dillon Field. May your memories of your entire family fill and comfort your hearts during this difficult time. Mrs Dillon is now reunited with three of her sons. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Love, Lee-Anne Rubin Smith

To : Glen Dillon
Date :Saturday, December 8th 2018
From : Linda Normandin
Glen, During this most difficult time I hope it helps somehow to know that many of us share fond memories of Patsy. She was such a delight and enjoyable to be around. She will truly be missed. My thoughts are with you. Peace be with you.

To : Glen
Date :Saturday, December 8th 2018
From : Dave Maheux
Glen and Tom,
Words can never express the real feelings of what you are going through. For me, Patsy has always been the quiet rock of the "Dillon Family" which is a family that has had so much of an impact on all of us and helped us to be who we are today. I will always think of Patsy as one of the classiest people I have know.
Dave Haheux