Dillon F. Colon, a Poughkeepsie Resident, Dies at 18
POUGHKEEPSIE - Dillon F. Colon, 18, died on June 12, 2017 at MidHudson Regional Hospital from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
Dillon was born in Brooklyn on June 2, 1999. He was currently a Senior at Arlington High School, where he was known for his great sense of humor and kindness. He was planning on attending Dutchess Community College in August.
Dillon enjoyed working with his hands, building and fixing things, cooking, and landscaping. He always did good deeds for people, especially the elderly. He worked at the Millbrook Diner, where everyone loved his humor, and courteous and kind service. He will be greatly missed by everyone there. The Village of Millbrook embraced his family during this trying time, for which they are very grateful.
Dillon is survived by his parents, Frederick and Toni Ann (Kulpowsky) Colon; his brother and sister who were also his best friends, Erick and Jillian Colon; his grandmothers, Margaret Kulpowsky and Maryann Vanzo, both of Brooklyn; his black pug, Onyx; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, second cousins, and friends. He was predeceased by his grandfathers, Walter Kulpowsky, Alfredo Colon, and Frank Vanzo.
Dillon was the nucleus of his family in which they all revolved. They will be lost without him. He took care of them in his own unique way. Dillon was spiritual and generous, and was a blood donor. His family decided that he would have wanted his organs to be donated to help save other lives. They also donated his pancreas to diabetic research since he was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes when he was 4.
Dillon and his best friend, Ryan Mucci, were like brothers. They were inseparable, along with Ryan’s brother, Kyle Mucci. Dillon’s other best friends, Noah Barnett and Kyle Collins, had not left his bedside since the accident on May 31, 2017 that caused the deaths of their two best friends.
His family would like to extend special thanks to everyone at the Acropolis Diner, where he ate frequently while visiting his mom at work, and enjoyed their matzo ball soup. They have all been wonderful!
Calling hours will be held on Friday from 6 – 9 pm at the McHoul Funeral Home, Inc., 895 Route 82, Hopewell Junction. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Saturday at 1:30 pm at St. Joseph’s Church, 15 North Avenue, Millbrook.
Donations may be made to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Please visit Dillon’s Book of Memories at www.mchoulfuneralhome.com