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Gail Elizabeth Dillon

November 3, 1939 - May 31, 2023

Gail Elizabeth Dillon, age 83, of New Castle, DE, passed away on Wednesday, May 31, 2023.

Born in Wilmington, DE on November 3, 1939, she was the youngest daughter of the late Leslie and Minnie (Wodham) Millar. Gail worked as a school bus driver for Colonial School District for over 25 years until her retirement.

Creativity came easily to Gail; she could often be found working with her hands to make something beautiful. She spent countless hours quilting, sewing, or painting gorgeous oil or water color pictures. Gail also found joy in reading, visiting the beach, and cheering on her beloved Philadelphia Eagles. She was passionate about her faith and was a lifelong member of St. Peter of the Apostle Parish in New Castle. Gail was quite socially active, she loved spending time with the “Lunch Ladies”, the “Bee Hive Quilters”, as well as camping with her husband and “The Six Pack”. Most of all, she treasured her family and the memories she made with them, especially her grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Gail was preceded in death by her loving husband, John Morton Dillon IV; and son, Douglas Dillon. She is survived by her children, Diane Toto (Remo), John Dillon (Vivian), Michael Dillon, and Elizabeth Stamper (Donald); siblings, Janet Fahey and John Millar; grandchildren, Tara, Amy, Danielle, John VI, Joshua, Karlene, Alexander, Michael, Dylan, Claire, and Teaunah; and 8 great-grandchildren.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Thursday, June 15, 2023, at St. Peter the Apostle Parish, 521 Harmony Street, New Castle, DE, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 am. Inurnment will follow in the adjoining cemetery.


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9 Condolences for Gail Elizabeth Dillon

  • Diane and Dillon family;
    I am so sorry for the loss of your Mom. I know you will miss her greatly. Prayers and condolences are being offered to ease the pain of a loss,
    Maria and Don

  • My heart is with all of you. Aunt Gail was my father’s youngest sister and he loved her dearly. I always loved and anticipated her palpable, positive and joyous energy. She made me smile.

  • So sorry. Lovely lady who always was kind to everyone.

  • My grandma mom-mom was a wonderful person and I’m sad to see her gone but I can tell that when she was in the hospital she was not her self and in pain now she not in pain and is not suffering anymore she can be in heaven with her husband my pop-pop and her son my uncle Doug and I know that my pop-pop and uncle Doug are happy she with them and not in pain anymore or suffering anymore.

  • I like to think that Heaven at night just got a little bit brighter. Aunt Gail was always regarded as the ‘cool’ aunt …….cheerful, kind, funny, smart, and positive.
    I wish her family the power of peace and prayer ~

  • To Diane and the Dillon family,
    My deepest condolences on the passing of your mother. May her memory continue to bring you smiles everyday and in those unexpected moments. Gail.

  • Very fond memories of Mrs. Dillon. My condolences to the Dillon family.

  • Such a beautiful smile, an unforgettable laugh and always right-to-the-point! Condolences to her family and friends on this difficult loss. May her memory be a blessing always.

  • I worked with Gail and later John at Colonial and thought they were awesome people. Gail was fun to be around always happy and loved her bus kids! She will be missed by many.