Agnes Dillon (1933-2023)

Agnes Marie Dillon, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and friend, passed away peacefully on July 9, 2023, at the age of 89. She was born to Harold and Agnes Peterson on July 20, 1933, in Boston, MA. Agnes held a degree in accounting and dedicated many years of her life to working at MIT, retiring in 1998.

In 1999, Agnes married Donald Dillon, and they made their home in Malden, MA. Agnes embraced her role as a wife and companion to Donald and his children, Kathleen and Michael Dillon. She was a loving and devoted presence in their lives.

Agnes had a passion for reading, traveling, and spending time with her family and friends. Her kindness, humor, and unwavering devotion to her Christian faith impacted all who knew her. Agnes’s warm and loving nature touched the lives of many.

Agnes is survived by her sister, Jeanne Ayotte of Austin, TX. She was predeceased by her parents, Harold and Agnes Peterson, and her three brothers, John, Lawrence, and William Peterson. In 1972, Agnes was widowed when her husband, Ralph Carmichael, passed away. They had four children together: Paul Carmichael (and his wife Maria) of Wakefield, MA; Nancy Lach of Cornish, ME; Phillip Carmichael (and his wife April) of Wakefield, MA; and Wayne Carmichael (and his wife Paula) of Medford, MA. Agnes also leaves behind a loving extended family of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews, including Mary LeClair of Revere, MA.

A service to celebrate Agnes’s life will be held at the First Baptist Church in Medford, MA, on Saturday, July 29th, 2023, at 11 AM. The church is located at 29 Oakland Street, Medford, MA. The family kindly requests that instead of flowers, donations may be made in Agnes’s memory to the church’s live stream fund, which enabled her to take part in church services during her later years.

Agnes Marie Dillon will be deeply missed by all who had the privilege of knowing her. Her legacy of love, kindness, and faith will continue to inspire and comfort those whose lives she touched.


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