Mary Catherine Dillon

August 11, 1947 ~ May 3, 2021 (age 73)



Mary Catherine Dillon, 73, of Delray Beach, died Monday, May 3 at Boca Raton Regional Hospital. She was a daughter of the late Thomas F. and Helen (Banigan) Dillon.

Born in Providence, Mary graduated from Rhode Island College in 1969 with a Bachelor's Degree in Education, she also received a Master's Degree.

She was a dedicated teacher for 36 years at Sarah Dyer Barnes School in Johnston, RI. Her love for teaching continued in retirement tutoring young students.

She is survived by her sister Frances Dillon Orr with whom she resided in Delray Beach, Florida. Her dear cousin Thomas Blessington and his son Brendan, Joan-Marie Blessington, and her four sons, John, Stephen, Kevin, Justin, and their families. She was the sister of the late Anne Q. Dillon, Thomas A. Dillon,  sister in law of the lateWilson L. Orr, Jr. and her deceased cousin John J. "Jack" Blessington, and niece of the late Mary B. Banigan.

The funeral will begin on Friday, at 9:30 am from the Russell J. Boyle & Son Funeral Home, 331 Smith Street, Providence. Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 am in Saint Augustine Church, Mount Pleasant Avenue, Providence. Burial will follow in Saint Francis Cemetery, Pawtucket. Visiting hours Thursday 4:00 - 6:00 pm.

Donations would be welcomed to Meeting Street School Child Development, 1000 Eddy Street, Providence, RI 02905 or at

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May 13, 2021

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Russell J Boyle & Son Funeral Homes, Inc - Providence
331 Smith Street
Providence, RI 02908

Mass of Christian Burial
May 14, 2021

11:00 AM
Saint Augustine Church
639 Mount Pleasant Avenue
Providence, RI 02908

May 14, 2021

12:15 PM
Saint Francis Cemetery
163 Smithfield Ave
Pawtucket, RI 02860


Meeting Street School Child Development
1000 Eddy Street, Providence RI 02905

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