"Days before former Nassau District Attorney Denis Dillon would stand for re-election one year, Dillon's longtime friend Arthur Diamond offered him some unsolicited advice.
Stop hitting so hard on the anti-abortion issue, Diamond remembered telling Dillon, a devout Catholic. It's hurting you politically, he recalled saying.
Dillon paused, then said, "I love you, Artie, but I can't worry about this election. I have to worry about what happens to me long after this election," Diamond, now a state Supreme Court justice, recalled at Dillon's funeral Mass Thursday morning. "He was our great servant, but he was God's first."
The above article is from Newsday, here is the obit from the NY Times.