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Deep sadness in Stradbally following the passing of much-loved community man

Dick Dunne RIP

There is deep sadness in Stradbally today as one of it’s most loved characters will be laid to rest.

Dick Dillon of Woodview in Stradbally, passed away on Tuesday in Portlaoise Hospital surrounded by his family.

Dick’s passing resulted in an outpouring of emotion on social media from all of those who knew him.

A great community man, Dick was involved in a range of organisations throughout his life.

Dick was one of the founding members and directors of Stradbally Development Association where he actively pursued the development of the walks in Oakvale Woods.

He was also an active member of Stradbally Tidy Towns, Woodview Resident’s Association and the Christmas Tree Committee.

A devout Catholic, Dick was heavily involved in the Oakvale Cemetery Committee and regularly attended pilgrimages to  Medjugorje.

Dick was frequently called upon to fundraise for various organisations over the years and always answered the call.

He was also a lifelong member of the Pioneer’s Association and proudly carried their banner at the St Patrick’s Day parade each year.

Always up for the craic, Dick went viral in 2017 as he danced away at the Electric Picnic. 

Predeceased by his loving son Pat, Dick is sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his beloved wife Kate.

Also by daughters, Mary and Rose-Ann, sons Martin, Billy and John, daughters-in-law, sons-in-law, his adored grandchildren and extended Dillon family, great neighbours and his many, many friends.

Dick’s Requiem Mass will be held on Friday July 8 at 11am and afterwards Dick will be laid to rest in Oakvale Cemetery.

His funeral Mass will be live streamed on https://www.comerfordlynchfunerals.com/dickdillon.

May he Rest in Peace.

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