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Deborah Ann (Benigni) Dillon

September 8, 1949 ~ September 27, 2017 (age 68)

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Memorial Mass
September 30, 2017

1:00 PM
St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church
5514 Roselawn Avenue
Altoona, PA 16602


Deborah Ann Dillon, 68 of Altoona, formerly of Weedville, died Wednesday September 27, 2017 at Charles Morris Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Pittsburgh.

            She was born September 8, 1949 in DuBois a daughter of the late Glenn and Elda (Chiappelli) Benigni. She married Dr. Michael J. Dillon in 1978 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Force, PA.

            Surviving are her husband; two children, son Sean Dillon of Mishawaka, IN; and daughter Ashley M. Czonstkowsky and her husband Mauricio of Pittsburgh; three sisters, Pam Pauline; Sharon Marshall and her husband Robert; and Maureen Viglione and her husband Tony.

            Deborah was preceded in death by two brothers-in-law, Thomas Pauline and Bruce Heigel.

            Mrs. Dillon was a member of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, Altoona.

            She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in 1971 from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

            She was employed as a teacher aide at St. Rose of Lima School for ten years and previously was employed as a comptroller for MASCO Corporation.

            Deborah loved children.

            A memorial mass will be celebrated at 1:00 p.m. Saturday September 30, 2017 at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church with Rev. Brian Saylor officiating. Entombment will be made at Calvary Cemetery, Altoona.

            In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, 5514 Roselawn Avenue, Altoona, PA 16602 or to the Brain Tumor Research Fund, UPMC Neuro-Oncology Center, 5150 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15232.

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