1201 Main Street - Pittston (Port Griffith), PA 18640

Marion A. Dillon - Saturday, 7/22/2023

Marion A. Dillon, 97, of Port Griffith, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 19, 2023 at United Methodist Homes Wesley Village campus, Jenkins Twp.. She was married to James W. Dillon for 65 years, until his passing on November 13, 2013.

Born in Port Griffith, she was a daughter of the late John and Nellie Melak Halupka. Marion was a graduate of Jenkins Township High School, Class of 1942. She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Church, Pittston.

Marion was a beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother, great great grandmother and aunt, who was the cherished matriarch of her family. Her home was so full of love and a constant revolving door any day or time. She was always dressed to the nines with her lipstick and clip on earrings. She was a talented seamstress and often made her own clothes growing up, even helping with her own wedding gown.

She loved the flowers her husband grew in the backyard, especially the roses and the pink stargazers, and often invited friends and family to walk around the house to enjoy them.

No matter what time you stepped into the kitchen she welcomed you to her haven with love and food. It was always filled with goodies to eat, and stories to listen to. She cherished time well spent around the table. It wasn't necessarily the food or drinks offered, but her presence, a combination of grace, warmth, and being a wonderful listener.

She was known to some as “Queen Bee” or “Elizabeth Taylor”. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to all of the nursing home staff at Wesley Village for the kindness, loving care, and friendship so freely given to our mother, especially Dominique, Joy, and Dr. Valenti. Also, a special thanks to Dr. Guy Fasciana for the excellent care and friendship over the years.

Marion is survived by her six children, Diane Swanek, Port Griffith; Eileen Mulhern and husband, Pat, Tunkhannock; Karen Dillon, Port Griffith; James W. Dillon, Jr. and wife, Michele (Patchoski), Pittston; Marya Halat and husband, Edward, Dupont; and Margaret Ann Dillon-Sposato and husband, John, Weatherly; grandchildren, Daniel, Marissa, P.J., Brendan, Megan, Katrina and Jimmie; great grandchildren, Kaya, Landon, CJ, Emma Grace, Madison, Jack Patrick, Declan, Dillon and William; great great granddaughter, Brynlee Taryn; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her granddaughter, Tara Marie Swanek and grandson, Edward James Halat.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday July 22, 2023, in St. John the Evangelist Church 35 William Street, Pittston. Interment will be in the parish cemetery.

Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Saturday morning, July 22, 2023 from 9:00 AM until the time of the mass at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Care & Concern Ministries c/o St. John the Evangelist Church 35 William Street, Pittston, PA 18640.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Baloga Funeral Home, Inc. 1201 Main Street, Pittston (Port Griffith).

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From: Tina

Location: Laflin, PA    Date: 2023-07-25

She warmed so many hearts with her love and filled us up with her beautiful smile and silliness. I am so glad to have meant Marion(Queen Bee) at Mercy Center where she took my heart the moment i met her. I can't say enough about this beautiful lady. I know sge will make her rounds to watch over each everyone of those she loved. My thoughts and prayers are with her family.

From: Emma Rosencrans

Location: Plains , PA    Date: 2023-07-21

Every night I walked into work I looked forward to sitting with Marion and just talking and laughing with her. She was my absolute favorite resident. Broken to hear, my heart goes out to you all. much much love

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