WORCESTER-Lee Holmes Dillon, 82, of Worcester, died peacefully in her home, within the loving embrace of her family. Her beloved husband of 59 years, Francis J. Dillon Jr. died in 2009.

She leaves a son, Scott M. Dillon and wife Lynda of Sturbridge, two daughters, Francine Rochette and husband Bruce of Oakham, Paige Paquette and husband Roland of Spencer. A grandson Sean Dillon and wife Christine of Auburn, and grand-daughter Stacey Lee Berg of Auburn both raised as her own; three half sisters, Linda Kreft, Rosemary Galena and Vikki Kravitz; grandchildren, Tara, Danielle and Ashley Bitar, Keith Ronayne, Benjamin, Madison and Kyle Paquette, Dawn Panarello, Shaun Beauregard; great-grandchildren, Amanda and Alison Berg, Michael and Brian Dillon, Julian Martin, Brooke and Ashlyn Panarello and Casey Beauregard as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by a daughter, Leslie Ronayne and brother Sonny Holmes of Worcester. She was born April 24, 1932 and raised in Worcester, daughter of the late Richard G. Holmes and Irene Grace Pranaitis.

Lee worked for many years at the former Worcester Junior College as well as a home caregiver. Her primary role was as the devoted matriarch of her family.

Lee loved to travel with her husband and family members as well as reading, gardening, painting and most especially spending time with her family. Lee was loved by all for her infectious personality, gifted storytelling and warm and loving spirit.

The Dillon family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to Jewish Homecare Hospice for the compassionate care provided to Lee.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend Calling hours on Monday, June 16 from 4-7PM in the Britton-Wallace Funeral Home, 91 Central Street Auburn, MA. A service will immediately follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in her memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or Veterans Inc. 69 Grove Street, Worcester, MA 01605

“As death parted us, so shall it reunite us.”
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