Sister Patricia Dillon was born on December 1, 1927, in Royal Oak, Michigan. She was the fourth of seven children born to Leo and Adelaide (Sortor) Dillon.
During the Depression, her father lost his shoe store in Royal Oak and the family moved to New York so he could look for work as a shoe salesman in Brooklyn. He eventually found a job in Philadelphia and the family settled in Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania.
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Memorial gifts may be made to Adrian Dominican Sisters, 1257 East Siena Heights Drive, Adrian, Michigan, 49221.
I remember Sr. Pat from Rosarian Academy in WPB FL.. While I didn't have her as a teacher, I knew I could always go to her help. As Sr. Jean Aufderheie's niece, all the nuns on campus were part of our extended family. The world is a sadder place w/o her, tho Heaven's richer w/ her there. And I just KNOW she's spellchecking all our comments! :) Adrienne
Pat has always been a great example of hospitality. On many occasions I experienced that personally both for me and for groups of us that came from the Dominican Republic.
What a beautiful service, Just got done watching Aunt Pat's Funeral mass, and I saw last nights service. Thank You to everyone who was a part of my Aunt Pat's life. She loved the Dominican life. Thank you for bringing her Dillon family into both services, I had smiles and tears in my eyes. And the photos that are here on her obituary are beautiful, she would be proud! Thank you so much from her Family Mary Jo DiNardo (her neice) (daughter of Pat's sister Joanne)
I have many happy memories of living with Pat and Helen at Rosarian Academy in the 1970's. I was happy to see Pat at Rosarian's 75th Anniversary celebration. I know she is at peace.
Just saw the service on the computer. She is the last of the family to join the others in Heaven. I know they all welcomed her with open armsThank you so much for being there for her.Her niece (Her sisters Joanne's daughter)Mary Jo DiNardo
My dear Sister Pat, you are officially home! I thank you for the time together at Barry. I can close my eyes and see you walking across busy 2nd avenue. Glad I was able to drive you home after work on those rainy days and I thank you for all your love and care you shared with me and everyone.I love you and hope that you will continue to look out for me on your new job as an Angel from the heavens above!Rest in Paradise Sister.Love Michael Lemme
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