DONALD-FILLION-Obituary

DONALD FILLION

Montgomery, Vermont

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DONALD FILLION - MONTGOMERY - Donald Fillion, age 82, passed away on Thursday, July 28, 2015, at his home in Montgomery. He was born in Boston, Mass., on Jan. 14, 1933, the son of the late Arthur and Ruth (White) Fillion. Donald had a very distinguished 32-year career as a sports writer for the...

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I regret seeing this announcement so late but I am sorry to learn of Don's passing. Although we rarely saw things eye to eye, I had the greatest respect for his professional approach to his position. He became a good friend and an admired sports journalist.

The Free Press needed more like him. His integrity, honesty and fairness was always a part of his approach to anything he wrote.

He will be missed by many sports fans.

The thoughts and prayers of Saint Michael's Athletics are with Don and his family - I cherish many great memories of working with Don early in my career as SID at Saint Mike's. His remarkable work ethic, personal approach, interest in and respect for the kids and coaches he covered, and that great sense of humor that hid behind his sometimes-gruff demeanor. :) I loved hearing his great stories when we would sometimes travel to games together, and working with him when he would be tirelessly...

HE WAS great GUY who I had met during my many years in the 70's
refereeing Hockey in New England for many of the high schools and Colleges. RIP,,,,,
Dave Mahoney, Pres.HIHOA Vermont Chapter

My apologies for not leaving my name on a previous condolence message.

Gene Frenette Jacksonville, Fla.

Another of the greats who always had kind words, smiles and offered to help others in many efforts in the Vermont sports media, and in general, has left us in spirit but not in legacy. It's staggering to think of how many athletes he's covered and the number of words used to convey the same. His institutional knowledge was boundless. His enthusiasm always present and his fairness in reporting was always true. I'll miss his jokes, sense of humor and wit that made him Dandy Don. He was a...

I worked with Don at the Free Press many years ago. I was an editorial assistant at the time and he sat directly across from me in the sports room. He was the fastest "hunt and peck" typist I ever met. He could be so grumpy and grouchy at first, but he was just a big ole teddy bear. He loved his family and friends fiercely. His is a very special legacy of love, laughter and talent. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

To Barbara & Dusty and your family so sorry for your loss- thinking of you and yours and sending my condolences ... Veronica de Saint Phalle

So sorry for your loss our prayers are with you.

Dusty and Barb, My sincere sympathies are with you and your whole family with the passing of your father. May he rest in peace.