DILLON, MARY TROY - Mary T. Dillon, 94, formerly of Cohoes, passed away Thursday, November 10, 2011 at St. Mary's Hospital, after a sudden illness, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Cohoes, on May 26, 1917, to the late James and Winifred Flanagan Dillon. She was the loving wife of Ralph Dillon for 72 marvelous years. After graduating from Cohoes High School, Mary worked many years for the DMV and then the Insurance Dept. She retired in the mid 1970's. Survivors include her childhood sweetheart and beloved husband Ralph; her two children, Brian (Darryl) Dillon of Halfmoon and Mary Dillon of Niskayuna; six grandchildren: Sheila (Nathan) Hagstrom, Brian, Amy, Shannon, and Brianna Dillon, and Rebecca Jenkins. She was the beloved great-grandmother of Kelsea, Sara and Mairi Hagstrom, and loving godmother of Julia Phillips. Also survived by her best friend and sister, Winifred Nazarko; much-loved sister-in-law Mae Butler; numerous nieces and nephews, their spouses and children. Predeceased by her siblings and their spouses: James, Francis, John, Edward (Cleo), Bill (Kathleen); and in-laws William (Peggy) Dillon, Eugene Nazarko and Harry Butler. Mary had a heart of gold, truly loved her family and friends, and made a friend of everyone she met. A helper to all, she could never sit down while a task remained undone or a family gathering needed organizing. Everyone loved her, and in turn, our lives were enriched by her unconditional love and endless support. Calling hours on Tuesday, November 15, 2011 from 2 to 4 P.M.at the STANTON-FARRELL Funeral Home 326 Columbia St. Cohoes, N.Y. Mary was a devoted communicant of Our Lady of Assumption Church in Latham, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday at Noon. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions in her memory to Our Lady of Assumption Church Capital Campaign, 498 Watervliet-Shaker Road, Latham, NY 12110
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Published in The Record on Nov. 15, 2011