James P. Dillon

DillonJames P.James P. Dillon, a retired professor of Philosophy at Stonehill College, died at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital Milton, Saturday June 27, 2015. He was 86 years old.

Born in Boston and raised in Dorchester, he was a graduate of Boston Latin School and Boston College where he received his undergraduate degree, law degree and PhD in Philosophy. He was a professor of Philosophy at Stonehill College for over 40 years. He was an avid reader and sports fan.

Beloved husband of the late Margaret C. (Evans) Dillon. Loving father of Maryann Pitts and her husband Richard of Quincy, James P. Dillon Jr. and his wife Maureen of Sandwich, Theresa Dillon Woods and her husband Edward of North Easton and the late Thomas P. Dillon. Grandfather of Matthew Pitts and his wife Miranda, Brendan Pitts and his wife Brenna, Patrick Pitts, James Patrick Dillon III, Robert Dillon, Caroline Dillon, Brenna Woods and Maggie Woods. Great-grandfather of Miles and Annie Pitts. Brother of the late Matthew Dillon, Mary Mulvey and Kay Dyer. James is survived by many nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Agatha Church, Adams Street at Brook Road, Milton, Thursday July 2 at 10:30 AM. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON SQUARE, Wednesday 4-8 PM. Interment Pine Hill Cemetery, Quincy.

Donations in James’ memory may be made to St. Rock Haiti Foundation, c/o St. Agatha Parish, 432 Adams Street, Milton, MA 02186.