In memory of
Rev. Edward J. Dillon
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In memory of
Rev. Edward J. Dillon
Rev. Edward J. Dillon, 76 Retired priest and NYPD detective Rev. Edward J. Dillon of Madison, N.J., retired priest and NYPD detective, was called home to the Lord on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019. He was 76. Fr. Ed was born in New York City on Feb. 8, 1943, to the late John Benedict Dillon and Mildred Dillon (nee McDonald). He was raised in Brooklyn and was one of three brothers that grew up in a hard-working, close knit and loving family who lived in a neighborhood where everyone knew each other. At a young age they were instilled with a tremendous sense of respect and tolerance towards all by their parents. Fr. Ed and his brothers attended St. Ephrem R.C. Church in Brooklyn throughout their childhood and youth. After graduating from high school, Fr. Ed was accepted into the John Jay College of Criminal Justice at City University of New York. After graduation he joined the NYPD in 1964. Fr. Ed was a detective and had a career spanning over 20 years with 72nd Precinct. He was always proud of the dedication and integrity of his fellow officers and partners who he worked with closely for many years. During his career with the NYPD, Fr. Ed earned three separate master's degrees in theology and history from Colombia and Fordham Universities and Manhattan College. He was an avid reader and a lifelong student of history, especially within the realm of the American Civil War and the role his great-grandfather played, who fought in the NY 124th Volunteers and was wounded in the major Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia. After retiring from the NYPD, Fr. Ed received the call to his vocation as a priest. He was ordained on Nov. 26, 1988, and his priestly assignments included St. Joseph's Church in Lincoln Park, Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Boonton, Bayley Ellard High School in Madison, and St. Patrick's Church in Chatham. In addition to his parents, Fr. Ed was predeceased by his brother, William Dillon. He is survived by his brother, John M. Dillon and his wife, Dolores of Staten Island; his sister-in-law, Corinne Dillon; his nephews, John M. Dillon Jr., Thomas J. Dillon, Stephen Dillon; his nieces, Rosemarie Logan, Maureen Fitzmaurice, Barbara Sciana and Laura Stallworth; several grandnieces and nephews, and dear friends. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend a visitation to celebrate Fr. Ed's life held on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, from 4 to 8 p.m. at St. Patrick's Church, 85 Washington Ave., Chatham, N.J. (On Tuesday, the welcoming of the body service will begin at 4 p.m. and evening prayer will be celebrated at 7:30 p.m.) A Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday at 10 a.m. at St. Patrick's Church. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery, Woodside, N.Y. In lieu of flowers, Fr. Ed's family has asked that charitable contributions be made in his memory to Catholic Charities, Diocese of Paterson, 777 Valley Road, Clifton, N.J. 07013. May he rest in peace. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Madison Memorial Home. For further information or condolences to the family, please visit madisonmemorialhome.com Madison Memorial Home 159 Main Street Madison, NJ 07940 (973) 377-2735
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In memory of
Rev. Edward J. Dillon
Rev. Edward J. Dillon, 76 Retired priest and NYPD detective Rev. Edward J. Dillon of Madison, N.J., retired priest and NYPD detective, was called home to the Lord on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019. He was 76. Fr. Ed was born in New York City on Feb. 8, 1943, to the late John Benedict Dillon and Mildred Dillon (nee McDonald). He was raised in Brooklyn and was one of three brothers that grew up in a hard-working, close knit and loving family who lived in a neighborhood where everyone knew each other. At a young age they were instilled with a tremendous sense of respect and tolerance towards all by their parents. Fr. Ed and his brothers attended St. Ephrem R.C. Church in Brooklyn throughout their childhood and youth. After graduating from high school, Fr. Ed was accepted into the John Jay College of Criminal Justice at City University of New York. After graduation he joined the NYPD in 1964. Fr. Ed was a detective and had a career spanning over 20 years with 72nd Precinct. He was always proud of the dedication and integrity of his fellow officers and partners who he worked with closely for many years. During his career with the NYPD, Fr. Ed earned three separate master's degrees in theology and history from Colombia and Fordham Universities and Manhattan College. He was an avid reader and a lifelong student of history, especially within the realm of the American Civil War and the role his great-grandfather played, who fought in the NY 124th Volunteers and was wounded in the major Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia. After retiring from the NYPD, Fr. Ed received the call to his vocation as a priest. He was ordained on Nov. 26, 1988, and his priestly assignments included St. Joseph's Church in Lincoln Park, Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Boonton, Bayley Ellard High School in Madison, and St. Patrick's Church in Chatham. In addition to his parents, Fr. Ed was predeceased by his brother, William Dillon. He is survived by his brother, John M. Dillon and his wife, Dolores of Staten Island; his sister-in-law, Corinne Dillon; his nephews, John M. Dillon Jr., Thomas J. Dillon, Stephen Dillon; his nieces, Rosemarie Logan, Maureen Fitzmaurice, Barbara Sciana and Laura Stallworth; several grandnieces and nephews, and dear friends. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend a visitation to celebrate Fr. Ed's life held on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, from 4 to 8 p.m. at St. Patrick's Church, 85 Washington Ave., Chatham, N.J. (On Tuesday, the welcoming of the body service will begin at 4 p.m. and evening prayer will be celebrated at 7:30 p.m.) A Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday at 10 a.m. at St. Patrick's Church. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery, Woodside, N.Y. In lieu of flowers, Fr. Ed's family has asked that charitable contributions be made in his memory to Catholic Charities, Diocese of Paterson, 777 Valley Road, Clifton, N.J. 07013. May he rest in peace. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Madison Memorial Home. For further information or condolences to the family, please visit madisonmemorialhome.com Madison Memorial Home 159 Main Street Madison, NJ 07940 (973) 377-2735
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