Robert J. “Winger” Dillon, Ret. WFD

May 21, 2019

Robert J. “Winger” Dillon, Ret. WFD
U.S. Veteran

U S Army

Vietnam War

Robert J. “Winger” Dillon, Ret. Woburn Firefighter  – Tuesday, May 21st, formerly of Woburn, now of Seabrook, NH, after a lengthy illness, at sixty- eight years of age.  Beloved husband of Connie (Pappas) Dillon.  Devoted father of Corey M. Dillon, his wife Jaime and Sean T. Dillon, his wife Robyn, all of Woburn.  Dear brother of Frank Dillon, his wife Marilyn of Woburn and the late Cary Dillon. Cherished grandfather of Madison, Jayden, Jordyn, Nathan and Colin.  Loving uncle of Mark Dillon and the late Michael Dillon. Loving son in law of Irene S. Pappas and the late James, along with his  brother in laws, Donald M. and John J. Pappas and the late Arnold P. Pappas. Long time trusted companion, his dog Bella.  A Funeral Service will be held in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Wednesday evening, May 29th at 7:15 p.m.  Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to calling hours 4-7 p.m. prior to the Service.  In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in Bob’s honor to the St. Jude Children’s Hospital, P O Box 1000, Dept 142, Memphis, TN 31848-0142.

Robert J. ”Winger” Dillon, a long time Woburn resident and retired Woburn Firefighter, passed away at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Wednesday, May 21st. The beloved husband of Connie (Pappas) Dillon, Winger was sixty eight years of age.

Born in Winchester, he was raised and educated in the Woburn Public Schools, graduating with the Class 1968. Following high school Winger had served his country proudly during the Vietnam War. Upon his safe return home, he took on various jobs, while attending Boston University, where he received his Bachelor’s Degree.

Winger began working with the Woburn Fire Department in the late seventies and after thirty plus years, he retired in 2010   During his tenure as a fireman, most of his time was with Engine 4 in Central Square.

Winger also had two had sons of whom he was most proud. Sports, sports and more sports they played, attended and Winger was right there with them! They also like to fish, particularly deep sea, always making sure they would make it happen each summer; if they weren’t on the sea fishing they would often take time and spend it at the beach!

Winger was a very talented carpenter. He would often be found building sheds, decks, remodeling both the inside and outside of homes, all the while listening to his classic rock stations. Helping out his neighbors over the years was always enjoyable

He and his wife enjoyed travelling and spending time together. After his retirement they moved to Seabrook, where they would be closer to the ocean, a destination he loved!

A very kind and giving man, Winger’s family was his world. Spending time with his brother, sister and their families, the holidays or just any day, was always a good day when he was with them all.

Winger was a long standing member of the Towanda Club of Woburn.

 A Funeral Service will be held in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Wednesday evening, May 29th at 7:15 p.m.  Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to calling hours 4-7 p.m. prior to the Service.  In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in Bob’s honor to the St. Jude Children’s Hospital, P O Box 1000, Dept 142, Memphis, TN 31848-0142.

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  1. charlie and maryann sprague

    Frank and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you all. God bless.
    Charlie and Maryann Sprague

  2. Lauren soares

    Connie I am so very sorry. Thinking of you and your family. Love you Lauren soares amd family

  3. Choate ER Nurses

    The Choate Hospital ER Nurses send our condolences to his Family. Sorry for your loss.

  4. From Lakeland Florida.
    Frank and family,
    My sincere condolences on the passing of Winger.
    He was a good man and a great friend.
    May he rest in peace.
    Butch Murray

  5. Charles Culhane

    Dillon family,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all . The ones we love are never gone but live within our hearts. May you know peace and comfort.

    God bless,

    The Culhanes

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