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Barbara Elizabeth Dillon

May 18, 1943 — February 21, 2024

Plano, TX

Barbara Elizabeth Dillon, born in Brooklyn, NY, on May 18, 1943, to loving parents Richard and Ruth Kailer, passed away in Plano, TX on February 21, 2024. She dedicated her life to serving others as a compassionate nurse at Brookhaven Memorial Hospital in East Patchogue, NY.

 

A devoted Catholic, and consummate New Yorker, Barbara grew up in Stuyvesant Town, NY and attended Cathedral High School before attending St. Vincent'sSchool of Nursing, both all-girl Catholic institutions. She was a Registered Nurse for her entire career, it was a career path that touched the lives of countless patients and their families. Her commitment to nursing went beyond mere duty; it was a true calling that emanated from her kind and nurturing heart.

 

Aside from her professional accomplishments, Barbara cherished her role as a loving wife to Terence Dillon whom she met and fell in love with at the beach (Spring Lake) on the Jersey Shore and was married to for 56 years. She was a loyal and devoted mother to her children Timothy, Patrick, Shawn, Brendan (Dawn) and Brian (Teresa) Dillon, as well as her daughter Meghan (Charlie) Dillon-Comstock. She found immense joy in her six beloved grandchildren Brianna, Hunter, Jackson, Alivia, Harper, and Oliver.  She was a cherished sister to older brother Richard Kailer.  In the hearts of those who knew her best, Barbara will forever be remembered for her selflessness, unwavering support, and unconditional love. Her legacy of kindness and dedication will continue to inspire all who were fortunate enough to have been touched by her presence.

 

Visitation services for Barbara will commence on Friday, March 1, 2024, at Mangano Funeral Home of Middle Island from 2:00pm to 4:30pm, with the second visitation following from 7:00pm to 9:30pm. A Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, March 2, 2024, at 10:30am at Saint Frances Cabrini R.C. Church, located at 134 Middle Country Road, Coram, NY.  Following the mass will be a funeral procession to Holy Sepulchre Cemetery on Route 112 in Medford, where Barbara will be laid to rest.

 

Although we mourn her loss deeply today, let us also celebrate the extraordinary life of Barbara Elizabeth Dillon—a remarkable woman who left an indelible mark on the world through her boundless compassion and endless grace. Her memory will forever remain etched in our hearts.

 

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

St. Jude Memorial Fund: In loving memory of Barbara Elizabeth Dillon - St. Jude Memorial Funds (stjude.org)

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Friday, March 1, 2024

2:00 - 4:30 pm (Eastern time)

Mangano Family Funeral Home Of Middle Island

640 Middle Country Rd, Middle Island, NY 11953

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Visitation

Friday, March 1, 2024

7:00 - 9:30 pm (Eastern time)

Mangano Family Funeral Home Of Middle Island

640 Middle Country Rd, Middle Island, NY 11953

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Mass

Saturday, March 2, 2024

10:30 - 11:30 am (Eastern time)

Saint Frances Cabrini RC Church

134 Middle Country Rd., Coram, NY 11727

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Burial

Saturday, March 2, 2024

HOLY SEPULCHRE CEMETERY - CORAM

3442 NY-112, Coram, NY 11727

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