Janet (Denning) Dalton of Pocasset, died at home on Wednesday, June 27th. She was 91 and predeceased by her brother William (1950), her husband, Col Dermot P. Dalton (1980) and son William (2017).
She is survived by 5 children: Elizabeth Henry of Pocasset, Bridget Dalton of Lafayette, CO, James F. Dalton of Portland, OR, Katie Walters of Chattanooga, TN and Patrick Dalton of West Falmouth; 8 grandchildren: Jane & Melissa Henry, Audrey & Patrick Dalton, Ronald & Thomas Walters, Madeline & Allison Dalton.
Jane graduated from Taunton HS in 1945 and the Chamberlain School of Retail in Boston in 1947; married Lt Dermot Dalton in 1949, starting an exciting and rewarding military family journey that included living in Massachusetts, Oklahoma, Virginia, New Jersey, Hawaii and Germany. She moved to Pocasset in 1972 where she made her family home.
A lifelong love for the arts, music, design, gardening, flower arranging, skiing and time by the ocean led to her decades of membership and leadership in the Aptucxet Garden Club in Bourne, the Briggs McDermott House, Falmouth Chorale and the Girl Scouts. She was recently presented with the first Elizabeth B. McDermott Award for Historic Preservation.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Bourne Society for Historic Preservation, PO Box 125, Pocasset MA 02559 or the Bourne Conservations Trust, PO Box 203 Cataumet, MA 02534.
Services for the family will be private at a later date.