Cornelia Farrell Dillon
Fairview - Connie Farrell Dillon, of Fairview, born July 27, 1938, was called by God to Glory on January 12, 2013.
A native of Pennsylvania, Connie had resided in and around the Asheville area since 1988. She was a Broker with Beverly-Hanks Realty during most of the 1990s and was principal of Dillon Realty from 1998 until her retirement in 2006. She was also a business partner with her husband in Dillon Enterprises Ltd, and travelled extensively with him in the Far East, including living for a year in China.
Connie was an inspiration to all who knew her, professional in her work, devoted to her family, and grounded by a life-long commitment to God through her Catholic faith. She was patient and understanding in everything and had a graceful serenity that touched and brightened the lives of so many around her.
She is survived by her husband Bob and step-daughter Andrea Dillon, her sister Joan Dlubak-Kunkel, and her brothers Henry Farrell and Charles Farrell, plus numerous cousins, nephews and nieces. A special debt of gratitude is owed niece Madonna Perkins, who helped care for her lovingly and tirelessly during her final days.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at the Basilica of St. Lawrence in Asheville on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 2 p.m.