David A. Dillon of Hudson, NH, formerly of Chelmsford, MA


David A. Dillon, 56, of Hudson, NH, formerly of Chelmsford, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family and friends on Thursday, October 5, 2017 at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack NH.

He was married to Denise A. Dillon with whom he celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary on September 5, 2017.

Born in Lowell, he was the son of the late Frederick C. and Margaret “Joan” Dillon. He graduated from Nashoba Technical High School with the class of 1980.

David worked as a correction officer for over twenty-five years with the Department of Corrections at MCI-Shirley, MA. He also worked in construction and carpentry for many years.

He was a former communicant of St. Mary Church in Chelmsford and St. Katherine Church in Hudson, NH.

David was a dedicated and devoted husband and father, who loved spending time with his family and always put others before himself. He enjoyed cooking, working in the yard, and traveling, especially to Foxwoods, Las Vegas, and tropical islands.

David was also an avid New England Patriots fan.

Besides his wife he is survived by his son, Jeffrey Dillon of Hudson, NH; daughter, Erica Dillon of Hudson, NH; brother, Kevin Dillon and his wife, Louise of Hudson, NH; sister, Kimberly and her husband, Roland Demers of N. Chelmsford; father-in-law, Roland Laurin of Chelmsford; three brothers-in-laws; two sisters-in-law and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his beloved daughter, Rachel Dillon, who passed away in January of 1990, and his brother, Frederick Dillon.

Visiting hours Mon. 4-8P.M. Funeral Tues. at 10A.M. from the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD, with a funeral Mass at 11A.M. at St. Mary Church. Burial in the Pine Ridge Cemetery, Chelmsford. Memorials may be made in his name to the LGH Cancer Center, 295 Varnum Avenue, Lowell, MA 01854 and the Community Hospice House, 210 Naticook Road, Merrimack, NH 03054. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041. Guestbook at www.dolanfuneralhome.com



October 9, 2017
4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Dolan Funeral Home, Chelmsford, MA


October 10, 2017
11:00 AM Mass
St. Mary's Church, Chelmsford
  1. Rob Hardy says:

    Dave and I were friends in high school afterwards we didn’t see each other as much as we would have liked we would run into each other time and again and always say how we have to get together unfortunately it didn’t happen and will always be one of my biggest regrets, I will always remember Dave with a big smile and a lot of laughs love you man

  2. Michele, Mark, Alisha and Brandon says:

    Denise, Jeff and Erica please accept our condolences during this difficult time. We want you to know that you’re in our prayers and we are here for all of you if you need anything. Dave was a great guy.

  3. Doris Joki says:

    Dear Denise and family
    How so deeply sorry I was to read of your beloved David’s recent death.
    May all the pleasant memories of the years spent together be of solace to
    all of you at this most difficult time.
    With deepest sympathy.
    Doris Joki

  4. Pam Bernier says:

    Dear Erica, Denise and Jeff,
    We offer our deepest sympathies to you all. Dave was a great man with an amazing family. Cherish your memories, they will get you through these dark days. If we can do anything just ask.
    Pam & Rene Bernier

  5. Tom Doyle says:

    I write this morning with a heavy, heavy heart. I knew Dave and his family since being little boys at the Westlands School in Chelmsford. Many fond memories have come flooding back. I can still hear him laughing. My deepest, sincerest sympathy to Denise, Dave’s children, Kevin and Kim. God Bless.

  6. Mike Slarskey says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. I have worked my entire career with Dave. He truly was one of the good guys. Some of my fondest memories are when we had our training weeks together. They are usually the worst weeks but with Dave they always were memorable. More important than the food was if the restaurant had keno and scratch tickets. Even through retirement and his treatments we would still talk on a regular basis and I will miss him greatly.
    Denise,Jeff and Erica my heart aches for you. He loved you guys so much and would talk about all the trips you guys would go on. He was so proud of his family.

    Mike Slarskey

  7. Debbie Hansberry says:

    There are no words to appropriately describe the sadness I feel for all of you.
    I’m so glad I got to see you both again last year.
    It’s times like these when I hate living so far away. You have our deepest sympathy.

  8. Mary I Cantor says:

    Denise, Jeff, and Erica,
    Truly, my heart goes out to you. Dave was a good man who loved you all, especially you Denise. So very sorry for your loss. Mary

  9. Timothy McDowell says:

    To the Dillon family. My deepest condolences to you. Graduated with Dave from High School. Was a good friend who well respected and liked by many. – Tim McDowell

  10. Bill Kelley says:

    I am So sorry for your loss, David was one of only a few closes friend In high school. I am so sorry we lost touch after I got married in the early 80 and moved to Georgia From what I have read it sounds as though he had a great Life and wonderful Family. Like I said I new him like a brother in High school and have nothing but great memory of him you all have My thoughts and Prayer’s . One of my best memory was a Booz Cruse Dave, Eddy and Chuck and my self took up to Maine. and It was one of many good time’s again sorry for your Loss Bill Kelley

  11. Lori Hardy says:

    So sorry. Dave was such a nice guy. He will be missed. Rob & Lori Hardy

  12. Mary Vu says:

    I am so sorry of your loss. May our Lord bless and comfort you and your family during this time of grief. Please accept my sincere condolences.

  13. Kevin liddy says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss. I worked with Dave for a long time, he will be missed by all who knew him. Dave was great man.

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