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Charles Dalton.

Charles A. Dalton, 84BOYLSTON - Charles Arthur "Chuck" Dalton, 84, a longtime Boylston resident, died Wednesday at the Odd Fellows Home in Worcester. Predeceased by his wife of 56 years, Marilyn "Jean" (Kimball) Dalton and his brother James Dalton, he is survived by three children, William Dalton and his wife Sharon, Diane Hersey and her husband John, and Ginny Menard and her husband, Paul; his beloved sister, Mary Carrigan; nine grandchildren, Seth, Nigel, Shawnette, Krista, Sean, Mike, Amy, Ryan, and Megan; and five great-grandchildren. Born and raised in Worcester, young Chuck felt a sense of responsibility beyond his years; he was a young boy when his father and older brother passed away, and he often told of how he then volunteered to be the "man of the house." In the many stories he told of his youth, Chuck was the hero, staying home for the sake of his family while his friends went out causing mischief. He kept this gentle, kind, and thoughtful nature the rest of his life. Mr. Dalton graduated in 1948 from South High School, where his basketball team won the state championship; he also played basketball for the Ionic Avenue Boys Club "Whiz Kids." One day, his sister Mary brought home a Woolworths coworker, "Jean," and Chuck asked her to a dance. In 1953, he and Jean married at Saint Peter's Church in Worcester. Mr. Dalton worked for 43 years as tool grinder at Morgan Construction in Worcester, where he met many lifelong friends and where he would attend an annual party for the rest of his life. He was a devoted Catholic and enjoyed spending time with family and friends (including down at "Club Linden"), telling stories from his youth, and vacationing in Maine. The Funeral will be held Monday, February 3, from FAY BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, 1 W. Boylston St., West Boylston with a Mass at 10 AM in St. Mary of the Hills Church, 630 Cross St. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery. Visiting Hours are Sunday, February 2, from 1 to 3 PM at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Odd Fellows Home, c/o the Patient Activities Fund, 104 Randolph Rd., Worcester, 01606.
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Title Annotation:Obits
Publication:Telegram & Gazette (Worcester, MA)
Date:Jan 30, 2014
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