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Virginia Dillon

Virginia B. Dillon (Benz)

Tuesday, July 15th, 1930 - Friday, October 11th, 2019
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Virginia Benz Dillon, 89, of Pittsfield, died Thursday October 11, 2019 with her family at her side.
She was born in Pittsfield on July 15, 1930 the daughter of Charles H. Benz Sr. and Josephine Pia Benz. Virginia was a 1948 Honors graduate of Pittsfield High School. Following that she worked for a short time at G.E.
On September 9, 1950 she married Robert B. Dillon, Jr. in Pittsfield where they raised three children. In later years she was employed at Lipton Energy in the accounting department, and for a number of years she exercised at the Pittsfield Family YMCA and the Dalton Senior Center. She was a member of Sacred Heart Parish in Pittsfield. She is survived by her husband, Robert, their children: Marsha Dillon (Thomas Smith) of Palo Alto CA, Patrick Dillon, and Kellie Dillon both of whom live in Pittsfield, a grandson Kegan Dillon, who lives in Connecticut, her brother Charles H. Benz Jr. and his wife Shirley of Walnut Creek CA and their extended family. Virginia was predeceased by her daughter in-law Paula (Furci) Dillon of Pittsfield and a grandson Conor H. Dillon.
Funeral Notice: Services will take place Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 9:00 A.M. from the FLYNN & DAGNOLI-BENCIVENGA FUNERAL HOME, 5 Elm St., Pittsfield, MA 01201. A Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 A.M. at Sacred Heart Church, 196 Elm St., Pittsfield with the Rev. A. Peter Gregory, Administrator pro tem officiating. Entombment will follow in St. Michael Archangel Mausoleum at St. Joseph's Cemetery. Calling hours at the funeral home will be Tuesday, October 15, from 4-7 P.M. In Lieu of flowers, memorial donations are suggested to HOSPICECARE IN THE BERKSHIRES in Care of the funeral home. To add to the Book of Memories, please visit
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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, October 15th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Tuesday, October 15th, 2019 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Flynn & Dagnoli-Bencivenga Funeral Home
    5 Elm St.
    PITTSFIELD, MA 01201
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  • Service

    Wednesday, October 16th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Wednesday, October 16th, 2019 10:00am
    Sacred Heart Church
    191 Elm St.
    PITTSFIELD, MA 01201
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    Rev. Peter Gregory
  • Interment

    St. Michael the Archangel Mausoleum
    222 Pecks Rd.
    PITTSFIELD, MA 01201
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Becky and Mike Knox

Posted at 09:27am
Dear Bob and family,
Please accept our belated condolences. I am just catching up on Pittsfield news as we have been away and Mike has been in dialysis treatment and not doing very well.
We are so very sorry to learn of your loss and hope you are doing ok. I don’t even know if you are still up the road on Williams St.
I am sending prayers for peace and comfort in the days ahead. May beautiful memories lighten your heart. God bless.
Becky and Mike

Deborah Jones

Posted at 11:12pm
Dearest Dillon Family. Please accept my heartfelt condolences for the loss of your loving wife and mother. I pray for your comfort and peace.
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