Published in the September 21, 2015 edition.
SALEM, N.H. — Thomas F. Dillon Jr., 64, a resident of Salem for the last 22 years, and formerly of Wakefield, died Sept. 15 at Parkland Medical Center in Derry.
Born in Winchester, son of Mary Ann (Francis) Dillon and the late Thomas F. Dillon, he was raised and educated in Wakefield, attending Saint Joseph Grammar School and graduating Wakefield High School with the Class of 1970.
Thomas was employed as a truck driver for 21 years by Roche Bros. Supermarkets and was a former member of The Boston Crusaders Drum and Bugle Corps and the Senior Corps.
An avid and dedicated Boston Bruins and New England Patriots fan, he was also a former boxer and member of the New Garden Gym, Boston.
He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Deborah (D’Olimpio) Dillon; two daughters, Darcy E. Dillon and Devon M. Dillon, both of Salem, N.H.; his mother Mary A. (Francis) Dillon of Melrose; three sisters, Donna M. Dillon of Woburn, Patty A. Hinds and her husband (Dana) of Gilmanton, N.H. and Maura Dillon of Billerica; a niece, Danielle Murray of Salem; nephews, Dana S. Hinds Jr. of Gilford, N.H.., Dane D. Murray of Chelmsford and Joshua T. Dillon of Billerica, and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Relatives and friends are invited to a Celebration of Life for Thomas to be held on Sunday, Sept. 27 from 2 to 6 p.m. at the West Side Social Club, 4 Harrington Ct., Wakefield.
Arrangements are under the direction of Brookside Chapel & Funeral Home, 116 Main St., Plaistow, N.H.
To send a message of condolence to the family, please visit www.brooksidechapelfh.com.