Elaine Dalton

Elaine Dalton (Kilty)

Friday, August 4th, 1933 - Saturday, July 18th, 2020
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Elaine Kilty Dalton, 86, of West Hartford, CT was brought home by the Lord on Saturday, July 18, 2020 in Westborough, MA surrounded by her family. She was blessed with a religious upbringing which she carried through to all aspects of her life. She will always be remembered for her love and devotion to God and her family. Elaine lost her husband, Dr. George R. Dalton on November 25, 2016. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin, mother-in-law, sister-in-law and friend. Elaine was born on August 4, 1933 and raised in East Hartford to the late John and Catherine Kilty. Elaine was a graduate of Mount Saint Joseph Academy and Saint Francis Hospital School of Nursing. She started her career as a Registered Nurse at Saint Francis Hospital where she met the love of her life, Dr. George R. Dalton. She continued her nursing career in Washington, D.C. before returning to Connecticut where she raised nine children while George launched his very successful Pediatric/Allergy private practice in the South End of Hartford. After raising her children, Elaine returned to her nursing career at St. Mary’s Home in West Hartford and became very active in the St. Francis Women's Auxiliary. Here, she was a Board Member for Miracles and became a lifelong volunteer.

Elaine was a woman of many talents. She had a gift for creating beautiful flower arrangements, especially for events such as the St. Frances Miracles Gala and enjoyed tap dancing with “The Sophisticated Ladies”. Many great memories were made camping and skiing with her family, as well as traveling with her husband, George and close friends to Peru, Egypt, Ireland, Africa, Galapagos Island, and many other wonderful places around the globe. Elaine was the proud mother of nine children and grandmother of thirteen. She was very involved in her children’s and grandchildren’s activities from music and sporting events to confirmations and graduations. Elaine was known for her style, elegance and class and her sense of humor. Her warm smile and contagious laugh would light up the room. Elaine was always up for an adventure and not one to sit. She would do anything for anyone. She also enjoyedspending time with family, friends and her beloved dog, Ranger at the beach and especially enjoyed the evenings watching the sunsets!

Elaine leaves her children, George M. Dalton of West Hartford; Kathleen Dalton of West Hartford; Kevin Dalton and wife Blair of West Hartford and their children Meghan, Christopher, Trevor and Shannon; Patricia Dalton McElligott and husband Com. (R) Michael McElligott of Westborough, MA and their children Jennifer of Watertown, MA, 1st LT Michael McElligott of Westborough, MA, 1st LT Matthew McElligott of Watertown, MA and 2nd LT Shawn McElligott of Fort Irwin, CA; Brian Dalton and wife Joanie of San Diego, CA; Carol Dalton of Southport, CT and her daughter Kaily Elaine Dalton; Michael Dalton and wife Kimberly of West Hartford and their children Benjamin and John Clark; Jennifer Dalton Antonia and husband Col. (R) Bruce Antonia of Colorado Springs, CO and their children Luke and Jake; her sister Marion Kilty Gleason and her sister-in-law, Olun Kilty. She also had many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her late husband Dr. George R Dalton, daughter Mary E. Dalton, her brothers Col. (R) Jack Kilty, Dr. Daniel Kilty, and Dr. William Kilty; In-laws, Peter and Teen Dalton, Dr. Michael and Marion Sponzo.

A Mass of Christian Burial will celebrate her life on Friday July 24th at 11:00 am at the Church of St. Timothy, 1116 North Main Street, West Hartford, CT 06117. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, West Hartford. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Elaine’s name to the Women’s Auxiliary of Saint Francis Hospital, 114 Woodland St, Hartford, CT 06105. Online condolences may be made at
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    Friday, July 24th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Friday, July 24th, 2020 11:00am
    Church of Saint Timothy
    1116 North Main Street, West Hartford, 06117
    West Hartford, CT 06117
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    Women’s Auxiliary of Saint Francis Hospital, 114 Woodland St, Hartford, CT 06105 The funeral mass will be live streamed, the link will be available the morning of the funeral under photos and videos.
  • Interment

    Fairview Cemetery
    200 Whitman Avenue
    West Hartford, CT 06107
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John C. Shukie

Posted at 05:25pm
Dear Mike, Brian, and the entire Dalton family, I was deeply saddened to hear of Elain's passing. Thinking of her and Dr. Dalton of course bring back memories of the times we shared when you were students and athletes at Northwest Catholic High School . I know how interested she was in everything that you did and how proud she was of your efforts and accomplishments. I remember her as outgoing, smiling, and always one to look on the bright side of things. She always seemed to have a good word to say and her enthusiasm was contagious. I deeply regret that time, distance, and the current virus situation prevent me from sharing these words in person with you. Please know that she and you are in my thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, John Shukie - Baltimore MD - NWC Retired

Virginia O’Brien

Posted at 04:07pm
To all of Elaine’s family. I am so sorry to hear of her death! We go way back and I have many nice memories of your Mom and Dad and all the great times that Fred and I had with them. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you all. I wish I could be with you at the Funeral, but it is impossible for me to be there. Sincerely, Ginny O’Brien

mark hermsenn

Posted at 02:28pm
Dalton Family,
Our deepest sympathies and most blessed prayers are with you all during this difficult time. Your mother was a wonderful women, full of strength and goodness. Please allow the fond memories help you through. We have great memories from all the times at St. Thomas the Apostle school.
May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be ever at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face
And the rain fall softly on your fields
And until we meet again, May God hold
you in the hollow of his hand.
Sincerely, Mark & Kelli Hermsen and family

Maryellen Civitillo

Posted at 10:55am

I am so sad to hear about your mom. She was such a kind, warm person. I will cherish the many wonderful memories Growing up next door to you all in Hartford made me feel like part of the family. May she Rest In Peace.
Love to you all, Maryellen LeRoy Civitillo

Dan Carney

Posted at 12:01pm
To the Dalton family:
Elaine was a delightful and "sophisticated" lady. Always smiling. Every time I saw her, she would say, "My kids love you."
We had great conversations after tap class. My sincerest condolences to all the Daltons.

Dan Carney

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