1918 – 2004

OXFORD – Joseph Francis Dillon died March 23, at Market Square Health Care Center, South Paris.

He was born Nov. 17, 1918 in Westbrook to the late Tina Schumack. He was soon adopted by the Dillons of Gardiner where he attended school. He worked in local shoe factories until retiring.

He enjoyed hunting and for many years spent vacations camping in northern Maine. After his retirement, he fulfilled a life long dream to own a race horse. Through the years he spent many happy hours at Kilgore’s Stables caring for and exercising not only his horses but also many others. Along with his late wife, Pat, he immensely enjoyed attending horse races and was well known around the tracks. He was also a fan of word puzzles and old western

movies.

He is survived by daughters, Carolyn Dunbar of Southwest Harbor, Janice Kincaid of Indian Harbor Beach, Fla., Lucille Haynes of Northeast Harbor and Coleene Moody of Gardiner; sons, Joseph Jr. of Satellite Beach, Fla., Charles of Tremont and Wayne of Brownville; 21 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandson, Dillon Joseph. He is also survived by a special stepdaughter, Sherri Stretton and two stepsons, Larry and Ben.

He will be missed by his furry pal, Rascal the cat.

He was predeceased by his loving wife of 32 years, Patricia; a daughter, Marie and his adoptive parents.

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