following the Rosary
following the Mass
Paul Edward Dillon, Sr., 95, husband of the late Josephine “JoAnn” Dillon, died Saturday, January 27, 2024.
He is survived by two daughters, Renee Peoples (Steve), and Maura Maness (Doug); son, Paul Dillon, Jr. (Paige); five grandchildren, Mia Dillon Campo (Bryan), Nicholas Dillon, Elise Maness, Lydia Maness, and Aiden Maness; and sister-in-law, Phyllis LeBlanc. He is the son of the late Paul and Ellen Kiely Dillon.
Born and raised in Chicago, IL, he attended the University of Notre Dame and earned a Chemical Engineering degree. He was a proud member of the Notre Dame Marching Band as a sousaphone player. After graduation, he began work at the DuPont Company which brought him to North Augusta and the Savannah River Plant. He worked on several projects with DuPont, including manufacturing fuel for radioisotope thermoelectric generators used to power equipment on numerous satellites such as Galileo that went to Jupiter in the late 1980s.
Ed met JoAnn LeBlanc in North Augusta and married in 1960. They were active members of Our Lady of Peace Church and have many friends and fond memories of the Parish family. Ed was a volunteer football coach for various Our Lady of Peace teams over the years and was known as affectionately as “Coach Dillon.” Ed had a sense of adventure and most family vacations involved camping and exploring the United States. There were many visits to lighthouses, waterfalls, and Civil War battlefields. His children carry this sense of adventure on their own travels. He was a lifelong photographer and leaves 70 years’ worth of slide images documenting his travels and family life. Ed also was an avid “puzzle” fan-from crossword, to sudoku, to math problems. He liked to challenge himself and usually won!
The family would like to express a special thank you to the caregivers and staff at Rolling Green Village for their love and attention to our Dad.
There will be a Recitation of the Rosary Thursday, February 1, 2024 at 6:00 p.m. at Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes, Southeast in Simpsonville, SC with a visitation following until 8:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, February 2, 2024 at 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church located at 139 Way of Peace, North Augusta, SC 29841. Burial will be in Pineview Memorial Gardens in North Augusta, SC.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Association.
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