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William H. Dill AKA “Bill Dill”
Jan. 6, 1946 - Sept. 23, 1998

 

20 years, and still in our hearts.

Dad was with us all in spirit these past few weeks. As we listened to his favorite songs, drove down some of the same roads, visited locations he loved and most of all spent quality time with friends and family. 

We are so blessed to have you all in our lives. Thank you for sharing stories and memories. Most of all we are grateful for the time you carved to spend with us.

One of our goals for this journey was to take a photo of everyone at this moment in time. And to gather a few “Bill Dill” stories/memories to be shared. Below you will find just that and a video of our journey. 

We have also included a poem that we should all reflect on. 

We end with a video clip of dad from a few days before he passed. His personality captures so perfectly. 


Lots of love, 

Lesley and John

 
 

the trip

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New York, NY
Lancaster, PA
Old Lyme, CT
Somers, CT
Vineyard Haven, MA
Falmouth, MA
Boston, MA
Nashua, NH
Scarborough, ME
Exeter, NH


 

39 Photos of friends and family
and 20 audio stories of BILL DILL

 

Jackie Meyers

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Ginny Gregory

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Heather Groff

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Brett Groff

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Jenna Groff

 

Ellie Groff

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Savannah Groff

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Lucas Groff

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Debbie Dill

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William Leslie Dill

 

Janice Simmons

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Ron Simmons 

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Greg Simmons

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Cindy Simmons (there in spirit)

 

jane Macuen

 

Herb Custer

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Amy Custer

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John Custer

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Isabelle Custer

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Alison Custer

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Jennifer McCabe

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Luke McCabe

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Abigail McCabe (there in spirit)

 

Amelia McCabe

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Will McCabe

 

Noah McCabe

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Carole Manning

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Hugh Manning

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Sophie Manning

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Kris Rechtsteiner

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Charles Rechtsteiner 

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Brynn Rechtsteiner

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Jack Rechtsteiner

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Suzan Nixon

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Bill Nixon

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Inge Schermerhorn

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John Schermerhorn

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Joy Dill

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Brian Jervis

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Lesley Dill silvestre

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Manny silvestre JR. (there in spirit)

 

John dill

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on the road… a short video of “the journey”

 

If I Knew



If I knew it would be the last time
that I'd see you fall asleep, 
I would tuck you in more tightly
and pray the Lord, your soul to keep.

If I knew it would be the last time
that I see you walk out the door, 
I would give you a hug and kiss
and call you back for one more.

If I knew it would be the last time
I'd hear your voice lifted up in praise, 
I would video tape each action and word, 
so I could play them back day after day.

If I knew it would be the last time, 
I could spare an extra minute
to stop and say 'I love you, '
instead of assuming you would know I do.

If I knew it would be the last time
I would be there to share your day, 
Well I'm sure you'll have so many more, 
so I can let just this one slip away.

For surely there's always tomorrow
to make up for an oversight, 
And we always get a second chance
to make everything just right.

There will always be another day
to say 'I love you, '
And certainly there's another chance
to say our 'Anything I can do? '

But just in case I might be wrong, 
and today is all I get, 
I'd like to say how much I love you
and I hope we never forget.

Tomorrow is not promised to anyone, 
young or old alike, 
And today may be the last chance
you get to hold your loved one tight.

So if you're waiting for tomorrow, 
why not do it today? 
For if tomorrow never comes, 
you'll surely regret the day, 

That you didn't take that extra time
for a smile, a hug, or a kiss
And you were too busy to grant someone, 
what turned out to be their one last wish.

So hold your loved ones close today, 
and whisper in their ear, 
Tell them how much you love them
and that you'll always hold them dear

Take time to say 'I'm sorry, ' 'Thank you, ' 
'Please forgive me, ' or 'It's okay.'
And if tomorrow never comes, 
you'll have no regrets about today.

Author: Dawn Marie Huddleston


we miss and love you,
keep shining down on us from those stars…

(Rare video Lesley shot a few days before dad passed. Captures him so perfectly.)

always The same smile…

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Dad shining down on us while we were in Old Lyme, CT

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