CANTON -- Ann Patricia (Pat) Dalton, 97, of 30 Sullivan Drive, passed away February 11 at her home after a long illness.
Born July 12, 1922, in Green Island NY, she was the daughter of Thomas D. and Anna O’Brien Hurley. She graduated from Catholic Central High School in 1939 and from the Mildred Elley Business School in 1940. After attending Business school, Mrs. Dalton worked for 20th Century Fox before taking a job with New York Telephone, working from 1945 to 1955 as a Business Office Supervisor in Newburgh, NY
On October 15, 1955, she married Edward Francis Dalton in St. Joseph’s Church in Green Island. The couple lived for short periods in Elmira and Vestal, then settled in Syracuse, for 35 years, before moving to Canton in 2003.
Mrs. Dalton was most dedicated to family and her faith. She was a long-time member of the Alter Rosary Society in Syracuse, and was committed to the rosary her entire life. She enjoyed skiing for many years and always looked forward to large family gatherings and vacations.
Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Michael E. (Joyce) of Canton, and Thomas J. (Debra) of Schenectady; two daughters and two sons-in-law, Maureen A. Blake (Thomas) of Lake Ridge, VA, and Teresa A. Miesch (Robert) of Baldwinsville; 10 grandchildren; three great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Predeceasing Mrs. Dalton was her husband of 52 years, on May 22, 2008. In addition, she was predeceased by four brothers, Kenneth E., Thomas J., Warren D., William F.; and one sister, Marion G.
The funeral mass for Mrs. Dalton will be 10 a.m. on Saturday at St. Mary’s Church in Canton, with Rev. Bryan D. Stitt, pastor, officiating. A Spring burial will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery. Calling hours will be 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday at Lawrence Funeral Home in Canton.
The family would like to thank the many people that helped Ann in her final weeks, especially Linda Endreson, the staff at Hospice and Palliative Care of St Lawrence County, and all her friends at Partridge Knoll. With everyone’s help we were never alone on this journey.
If friends desire, contributions can be made to St. Mary’s Church, 68 Court Street, Canton, NY 13617 or to the Canton Fire Department, 77 Riverside Drive, Canton, NY 13617.
Condolences may be sent online to www.lawrencefuneralhome.org