Karen A. DillonSelkirk,NY Karen A. Dillon,72 passed away at St. Peter's Hospice Inn on May 20,2011.She was born in GlensFalls NY on March 3,1939 the daughter of the late Mitchell Russell Sr. and Agnes Pippine. She graduated from St. Ann's Academy in 1957. She was married at St. Ann's R.C. Church in 1958.Before she was married she worked at Albany Hardware. After she was married and had children she devoted twenty years of her life to her family as a mother and homemaker. During this time she volunteered as a Brownie Leader and for the Selkirk Fire Company Ladies Auxillary. After the death of her husband Philip, she went back in the work force at St. Peter's Hospital Radiology Department as a medical receptionist. She retired after tweny-one years of service. She also was a licensed beautician. Karen is survived by her daughter Colleen Dillon of Selkirk,daughter Cathleen (James) Gordon of Latham and her beloved and cherished granddaughter Caitlin Gordon. She is also survived by several generations of nieces and nephews that were an important part of her extended family. She was predeceased by her sister Ruth Hopkins and her brother Mitchell Russell Jr. Calling hours will be held on Monday May 23,2011 at Fredendall Funeral Home Altamont, NY From 4-8pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tues. May 24,2011 at 10:30am at St. Francis of Asissi R.C. Church-South End (formerly St. John's St.Ann's). Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery, Glenmont NY. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Community Hospice of Albany County , 445 New Karner Rd. Albany NY 12205 in her memory. www.fredendallfuneralhome.com Please run 2x Sat. & Sun. 5-21&5-22 with logo
Colleen and Cathy, your Mom was a very special person. I only knew her for a short time, but I came to love her. I loved having dinner at the Chinese restaurant with her. She had a wonderful, dry sense of humor that I appreciated. I will miss her very much. Eileen and Seamus Kelly
Eileen Kelly May 23 2011 12:00 AM
To Colleen, Cathleen and Caitlin: I loved her very much. She has been in my prayers forever. Bud will be very pleased to see her. We had many good memories.
Grace Weber May 22 2011 12:00 AM
Colleen,Cathy and family, You are in our thought's and prayers as you go through this very difficult time. We are very blessed to have gotten to know and love your family over the years. I will miss the talks I had with Karen over the phone all these years(after I explained which Tina I was) We were always welcomed in your home with open arms when we visited NY. You will be missed, Tina, Walt, Taylor and Owen
Tina and Walt Moyer May 21 2011 12:00 AM
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