In Memory of




Obituary for Dr. Philip E. Pilon

Dr. Philip Emil Pilon, 83, of Simsbury, devoted husband of Mary Ann (Motl) Pilon, died Monday, November 8, 2021 at St. Francis Hospital. He was born June 10, 1938 in Hartford, son of the late Emil and Theresa (Lambert) Pilon and had lived in Simsbury for 55 years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a graduate of Hartford Public High School. He was a proud graduate of the College of the Holy Cross and earned his DMD from Tufts University. Dr. Pilon loved being a dentist and helping his patients in Simsbury get the best possible care for over 47 years. 

He was a past President of the Simsbury Rotary Club and was recognized as a Paul Harris Fellow. He was a former member of the Hopmeadow Country Club and the Newport Yacht Club, and was a volunteer for FAVARH, an organization supporting developmentally disabled people living in the Farmington Valley. Phil was an avid golfer and sailor. His passion for sailing began in the 1970’s in the British Virgin Islands where he also spent part of his retirement with Mary Ann aboard “Spirit in the Sky” on Tortola.

He is survived by his life-long love Mary Ann to whom he was married for 60 years; his children, Christopher Pilon and wife Vicky of Simsbury, Matthew Pilon and wife Priscilla of Rhode Island, Andrea O’Brien and husband Dan of West Hartford, Kate Hawkins of Massachusetts, Jon Pilon and wife Heike of Maryland, and his daughter-in-law Kateri Pilon of Canton; his brothers, Kenneth Pilon and wife Jill and Christopher Pilon and wife Cathy; his grandchildren, Jack and Phil Pilon, Megan, Claire and Erin O’Brien, Thomas and Lucy Hawkins and Sophie and David Pilon, and many cherished nieces, nephews, in-laws and friends. He was predeceased by his son, Mark Pilon, grandson, Norris Pilon and his brother, Richard Pilon and his wife Claire.

Family, work, and play - Phil did what he loved and loved what he did.

Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 AM on Saturday, November 20th at St. Catherine of Siena Church, 265 Stratton Brook Road in West Simsbury. Burial with military honors will follow at Simsbury Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Crusader Athletics Fund at the College of the Holy Cross, to Saint Catherine of Siena Youth Ministry, P.O. Box 184, West Simsbury, CT 06092 or to FAVARH 

Please visit Dr. Pilon’s “Book of Memories” at for online tributes.