Obituary of Helen J. Dillon
Helen J. Dillon of Newtown, PA died on Saturday August 3, 2019 at The Birches at Newtown.
Born in Philadelphia, PA, a daughter of the late Francis X. and Margaret Kehoe Devin, she resided in Lower Makefield Township for 56 years before moving to The Birches at Newtown three years ago.
Helen attended Immaculata University where she was an accomplished basketball player on a program that later won three consecutive Women's Basketball national titles. After college, she continued to be active in sports and business while raising her family. Helen was active in many local groups: St. Ignatius Parish, Trenton Country Club, Yardley Country Club and the Lower Makefield Seniors. Her talents in golf, tennis and skiing endured throughout her life.
Wife of the late Thomas F. Dillon, and sister of the late Margaret Lehman, Anne D. Bracken, Francis X. "Bud" Devlin, Jr, Dorothy Jackson, and William Devlin. Helen is survived by her three children, Thomas F. Dillon, Jr. of Yardley, PA, Michael E. Dillon of Newtown, PA, and Barbara A. Dillon of Lahaina, Maui, and two grandchildren, Kelly A. Dillon and Katherine R. Dillon.
Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00am Friday at St. Ignatius Church, 999 Reading Avenue, Yardley, PA. Burial will follow at the Washington Crossing National Cemetery. Friends may call from 5pm to 8pm Thursday at the FitzGerald-Sommer Funeral Home, 17 S. Delaware Avenue (River Road), Yardley, PA.