Andrew Dillon

Dillon, Andrew James of Olathe, KS, formerly of Beacon, entered into Heaven as a result of a fall, March 9, 2015 in Olathe. He was 47.
Born June 23, 1967 in Poughkeepsie, NY, he was the son of Bernard F. and Maureen K. O’Sullivan Dillon.
Andrew was a Union Painter for Local #2012, Olathe, KS. After receiving his degree from Dutchess Community College he went on to receive his Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and Political Science. He was very active in AA having twenty four years sober and he was instrumental in starting the AA Young People’s Group, Beacon. Andrew was a member of St. Joachim’s Church, Beacon, and served in the U.S. Naval Reserves.
Andrews ability to find humor in anything and his compassion for others will be hugely missed, being able to make light of difficult situations and find humor in others was part of his love. In fact if you were part of his jokes you knew you were loved.
Survivors include: his wife Maria Santiago-Padin, his daughter Arianna Dillon, his father Bernard Dillon and his companion Joan Tomlins of Beacon, his mother, Maureen Dillon and her companion Gail Kirkup of Fishkill, a brother, Bernard Dillon and his wife Krista of LaGrange, his sister, Jeanmarie and her husband Russell Joseph of Beacon, his nephews Russell, Ayden, Ethan and Hunter and his niece Dillon.
Visitation will be held Monday March 16, from 4:00 to 8:00 pm at Libby Funeral Home, Inc. 55 Teller Ave. Beacon, NY.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated Tuesday, March 17, at 10:00 am at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 31 Willow St. Beacon, NY.
Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Bernie Dillon in trust for Arianna Dillon 7 Sedgwick Road Poughkeepsie NY 12603
Arrangements are under the direction of Jarett D. Quick at Libby Funeral Home, Inc. 55 Teller Ave. Beacon, NY 12508 (845) 831-0179
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Date Of Service
Monday, March 16, 2015 from 4:00 to 8:00 pm

Location Of Service
Libby Funeral Home, Inc. 55 Teller Ave. Beacon, NY

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  1. Carol and George Simpson says:

    Bernard and family
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  2. Phil Luciani says:

    Goodbye my friend i will miss your humor and our long political discussions and just talking. You will be missed





  5. Joe Campone says:

    Andrew, You will be sorely missed. I will never again be able to watch an awards show in the same way. Your sense of humor and your ability to make me laugh so hard were incomparable. I promise to be a good Godfather to Arianna and always be there for Maria. Love you buddy and miss you incredibly.

  6. Wayne wilson says:

    Bernie and family sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you and your family.

  7. Patty & Paul Lamoree says:

    JeanMarie ,

    Sorry to hear about the loss of your brother Andrew, please know that your friends are here to comfort you in your time of need.

  8. Barbara Walsh says:

    I didn\’t know Andrew, but I have recently gotten to know your mother, Maureen. One thing I am sure of about her – she is so, so lovable, and, in turn, she appears to love well. Maureen has said to me several times this week that Andrew and she were very much alike in some ways. I\’m going to believe that one of those similarities was in the way you both love. No wonder you are going to be missed!
    I know that you have now made conscious contact with the power greater than us. May we all have a tiny bit of the peace and serenity you, Andrew, are now a part of.

    Love, Barbara Walsh

  9. Roger Dowdy says:

    I am totally devastated to hear of Andrew\’s passing. I knew Andrew very well for a long time and I always loved and considered him a close friend. Andrew and I did many things together over the past few years and I am really going to miss him greatly. I still find it difficult to believe that I will never see him again in this life. My heart and my prayers go out to his mother Maureen, his father, brother, sister and the whole family whom I also had the privilege of knowing. May God bless you all and comfort you during this difficult time.

  10. Pat and Terry Kirkup says:

    We are so sorry to hear of Andrew\’s sudden passing. May the memory of his beautiful spirit give you comfort in the days ahead,

  11. Tom and Joanne DiCastro says:

    Please accept our sincere sympathies during this terrible time in your life. We are sure God has taken him into his arms. Tom and Joanne.

  12. David Meyer says:

    Andrew, thank you for everything. You were an amazing friend and I will truly miss you. I will forever be thankful to you for everything. Rest in peace my brother.

  13. Gina Ortiz says:

    Mi estimada amiga Maria y Arianna y familiares de Andrew, mis mas sentido pesame para ustedes, no imagino el gran dolor que sienten, pero estan en mis oraciones, y decirles que cuentan conmigo Maria y Arianna. Hay ahora un angel en el cielo que las esta cuidando. Un abrazo muy grande y fuerte para ustedes. Aqui las esperamos en KS y apoyarlas en lo que necesiten.. Que dios les de la fortaleza que necesitan para salir adelante amiga. Dios te bendiga y te esperamos!!

  14. Karime Jurado de Carvajal says:

    Lamento mucho tu partida Andrew! gracias por siempre ser tan buena persona, por siempre tener una sonrisa Cada mañana y tarde al llegar por Arianna a la escuelita, Arianna no Tenia mas que que decir Cosas lindas de su papi,Ahora cuidaras de Ella y de mi bella Amiga Maria desde el Cielo. Seguire Orando por la sanacion de esos corazones heridos, Maria y Arianna siempre estaremos para ustedes las queremos mucho, que Dios y la virgen esten con ustedes.

  15. Eileen Horan says:

    Maureen My thoughts and prayers are with you. May your son rest in peace .

  16. Rocky & Nancy Veronesi says:

    Our condolences and prayers to the Dillon family during this difficult time

  17. Maribel Virtuoso says:

    Truly sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with your family in this time of sorrow.

  18. Bob Thompson says:

    Andrew, I was deeply saddened to hear of your passing, of us be coming friends since the days that you worked in the paint store and working with me and with working together with the union you became such a good friend, Sharon times talking on the phone for hours and then sharing meals and then also some subject of politics, and I know we had our issues and differences but once again you was always a good friend. God Bless You…..!!!

  19. Johnna Sullinger-Dema says:

    Jeanmarie, no words can take away the pain, only time and your faith, family and friends will help. I have always admired your family and even though I do not live close by anymore, I do want you to know that I feel for your pain and I am heartbroken for you and your family. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Hugs! Johnna and family

  20. Francisco Vargas says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you. I did not have the pleasure of spending a lot of time with Andrew, but the little time I spent with him and Maria was enough to make a great impression on me. He was a very good friend to me, and he will be missed.

  21. María and Arianna Dillon says:

    Our dearest Andrew there are no words to describe the hollow that we have in our hearts. Everything in our lives is incomplete without your physical presence. Your memory lives on in all we do. Life will never be the same without you. We ask for strength until we can reunite in Heaven. We know that you are our guardian angel. Until we meet again you will be in our hearts.

  22. Maria Santiago-Arianna says:

    Dearest Andrew, Heaven is too far away. We miss you terribly. Your beautiful smile is imprinted in our minds forever. We long to hear your laughter, to see your smile, to see you. No one could ever replace you. Always, Maria and \

  23. Maria and Arianna says:

    Missing you affects every moment of our lives. Missing you will affect every day of our future. We will never understand why you had to go. We will never forget what you have given us. Always…Maria and Arianna

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  25. Jeanmarie Joseph says:

    I miss you

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