LACONIA — Michael "Mike" Sanford Dillon, 46, of 1480 Old North Main Street #30, died suddenly in a single automobile accident on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama while on business.
Mike was born October 31, 1966 in Wilmington, Delaware, the youngest son of Glen E. and Mary A. (Sanford) Dillon. He was raised in Concord, N.H. with his brothers, Thomas A. Dillon, Steven G. Dillon and Gary S. Dillon. He graduated from Concord High School in 1985 and from the New Hampshire Technical Institute in 1990.
Michael and Holly Stafford were married June 2, 1990 at St. James Episcopal Church in Laconia. He was a devoted employee of twenty-two years at Graphic Packaging, Concord, N.H. as National Packaging Manager of the Laminations Division. Michael & Holly primarily raised their children, Carter (17) and Katia (16) in Bow, N. H., having recently moved to Laconia to be closer to family.
Mike's biggest joy was his family. He was an avid sports fan, whether he was watching professional sports or more importantly his children's sports. He took great pride as a coach and also enjoyed golfing, boating, participating in sporting events with his family and just hanging with "the fam".
Mike is survived by his wife of twenty-three years, Holly (Stafford) Dillon, a son, Carter, and daughter, Katia, all of Laconia; his parents, Glen and Mary Dillon, of Meredith; a brother, Thomas H. Dillon, and his wife, Mary Beth Dillon, and their daughter, Zanna Dillon, all of Findlay, Ohio; his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Sandra and Carroll Stafford and two brothers-in-law, Scott Stafford and his wife, Martha, and their son, Sam, and James Stafford and his wife, Kathy, and their children, Meghan and Jack, all of Laconia; niece Tammy Carusone and her husband George of Portland, Maine; a nephew, John Dillon and his wife Shayna and their daughter Olivia, all of Fairbanks, Alaska; one niece and two nephews. He was predeceased by two brothers, Steven G. Dillon of Nashua, NH and Cpt. Gary S. Dillon, USMC.
There will be no calling hours.
A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, August 6, 2013 at 11:00AM at the Gilford Community Church, 19 Potter Hill Road, Gilford, N.H. Rev. Michael Graham, Pastor of the Church, will officiate.
Burial will be in the family lot in Union Cemetery, Academy Street, Laconia, N.H.
For those who wish, the family suggests that donations be made in Mike's memory to the New Hampton School, c/o Sandy Calhoun, 70 Main Street, New Hampton, N.H. 03256.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. is assisting the family with the
arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.