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David Paul Dill, Sr. of Dracut, MA, a 33 rd Degree Mason, died unexpectedly on Friday, November 20, 2020 in Boston, MA.
Born in Boston, MA to James Otis Dill, Sr. and Julia Barbara Brown on October 3, 1958. He grew up in a military family and traveled throughout his childhood living abroad in several countries.
David graduated from North Quincy High School, Quincy, MA in 1976. He served honorably as a Sergeant in the U.S. Air Force working as a mechanic on the B52 Bomb Navigation Systems. He received the Air Force Good Conduct Medal and Outstanding Unit Award during his service from 1977-1981.
Through the years, his career focused on Information Technology. He worked for over 20 years at the Supreme Council Scottish Rite NMJ in Lexington, MA and was their Director of Technology Services.
Besides his first passion of love for family and friends was his immense pride and dedication to Freemasonry.
David was active in the Freemasons in many roles. Alongside his father and brother Jim, he was a Past Master of the Dalhousie Masonic Lodge in Newton, MA. He initiated into the Scottish Rite in 1991.
In 2009, David received the honorary 33 rd Degree in Boston, MA. He was a member of the Royal Order of Scotland. One of his most proud positions was being the Senior Warden to the Mount Olivet Chapter of Rose Croix, which he loved dearly.
David was the embodiment of what a mason should be – respectful, humble, and compassionate. Always a mentor, who worked selflessly and tirelessly reaching out to support others. He was a true gentleman who had a genuine kind heart. David's happiness came from time with family sharing his love of musicals, history, cooking, and celebrating Christmas where he would fill the house with decorations. He loved the challenge of fixing things and could "MacGyver" any item to invent a solution.
David is survived by and was the beloved husband and soulmate of Patricia Dill. Devoted and loving father of David Dill of Mansfield, MA; Samantha Dill of Taunton, MA; and Patrick Dill of Dracut, MA. Step father of Shannon Brown (Mike Lashua) of Salem, NH; and Thomas Brown (Tracy Florence) of Manchester, NH, who he loved as his own children. Adored grandfather of Seamus Brown and Tully Lashua.
His caring and generous ways will also be greatly missed by his mother Julia Barbara Brown and his stepfather William Brown of Flowood, MS; brother James Otis Dill, Jr. and his wife Christina of Dorchester, MA; sister Cheryl Dill of Conroe, TX; his father-in-law, sisters and brothers-in-law, nieces, nephew, cousins, and other extended family, along with many friends, including his Masonic, and Supreme Council family.
He was predeceased by his father James Otis Dill, Sr., sister Diana Marie Dill and mother-in-law Theresa Marcoullier.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, services to honor David will be held when it is safer to gather at a future date in 2021. Contributions in his memory can be made to the American Heart Association, www.easternstates.heart.org/massachusetts or the Scottish Rite Grand Almoner’s Fund, www.scottishritenmj.org/almoners
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