Alton Bay, NH — Edward J. Dalton, 89, passed away on September 26, 2013, at his home in Alton Bay, N.H., following a very long illness. Ed was born and raised in Massachusetts, and was a graduate of Central Catholic High School and Wentworth Institute. He enlisted in the U.S. Army and served for three years in India during World War II.
Ed spent many years living in New Hope, Pa., while working for the Educational Testing Service in Princeton, N.J., before retiring and settling in New Hampshire. A lover of nature, Ed embraced the peace and tranquility of his home in the mountains above Lake Winnipesaukee. He loved model ship building and wood carving, and leaves behind many pieces as evidence of his hobby.
Ed was a member of St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church in Alton.
Ed was the son of Michael J. Dalton and Margaret O’Mahoney. He is survived by his son, Edward M. Dalton and his wife, Lucy Dalton; his grandson, Theodore E. Dalton of Brooklyn, N.Y.; his sister, Sheila M. Doherty of Andover; several nieces and a nephew; and a grandniece and grandnephews.
ARRANGEMENTS: There were no calling hours. Friends were invited to a Memorial Mass celebrated at St. Katharine Drexel Church in Alton, on Monday, September 30, at 10 a.m. Burial will be private in a family grave in Lawrence, Mass.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Vincent Homes, 1509 Church Street, Philadelphia, PA 19124, 215-992-5402.