LACONIA - Michael "Mike" Sanford Dillon, 46, of Old North Main Street #30, died suddenly in a single automobile accident Tuesday, July 30, 2013, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. while on business.
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Mike was born Oct. 31, 1966, in Wilmington, Del., the youngest son of Glen E. and Mary A. (Sanford) Dillon. He was raised in Concord with his brothers, Thomas A. Dillon, Steven G. Dillon and Gary S. Dillon. He graduated from Concord High School in 1985 and from the New Hampshire Technical Institute in 1990.
Michael and Holly Stafford were married June 2, 1990, at St. James Episcopal Church in Laconia. He was a devoted employee of 22 years at Graphic Packaging, Concord, as National Packaging Manager of the Laminations Division. Michael and Holly primarily raised their children, Carter (17) and Katia (16) in Bow, having recently moved to Laconia to be closer to family. Mike's biggest joy was his family. He was an avid sports fan, whether he was watching professional sports or more importantly his children's sports. He took great pride as a coach and also enjoyed golfing, boating, participating in sporting events with his family and just hanging with "the fam".
Mike is survived by his wife of 23 years, Holly (Stafford) Dillon, a son, Carter, and daughter, Katia, all of Laconia; his parents, Glen and Mary Dillon, of Meredith; a brother, Thomas H. Dillon, and his wife, Mary Beth Dillon, and their daughter, Zanna Dillon, all of Findlay, Ohio; his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Sandra and Carroll Stafford and two brothers-in-law, Scott Stafford and his wife, Martha, and their son, Sam, and James Stafford and his wife, Kathy, and their children, Meghan and Jack, all of Laconia; and four nieces and five nephews.
He was predeceased by two brothers, Steven G. Dillon of Nashua and Cpt. Gary S. Dillon, USMC.
There will be no calling hours.
A Memorial Service will be held Tuesday, Aug. 6, at 11 a.m. at the Gilford Community Church, 19 Potter Hill Road, Gilford. Rev. Michael Graham, Pastor of the Church, will officiate.
Burial will be in the family lot in Union Cemetery, Academy Street, Laconia.
For those who wish, the family suggests that donations be made in Mike's memory to the New Hampton School, c/o Sandy Calhoun, 70 Main St., New Hampton, 03256.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to wilkinsonbeane.com.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home
164 Pleasant Street
Laconia, NH 03246
Published in The Concord Monitor on Aug. 2, 2013