Date of death: 3/13/2006

Saint Meinrad Class: O 1948

Emmet “Robert” Dalton, 83, of West Hartford, was the beloved husband of Anne-Dillon Curry Dalton. He was born and raised in Huntington, IN, the son of the late Josephine and Richard W. Dalton. Mr. Dalton served with the United States Army Air Corps. during World War II, in Italy and North Africa. He was the graduate of the University of Notre Dame, class of 1949. He was Secretary in the Group Department of Travelers Insurance Company until his retirement in 1984. He was active in many religious, charitable and civic organizations. His true life was dedicated to his wife, children, and grandchildren. His greatest gift to them was his Faith. In addition to his wife, he his survived by the devoted children and their spouses, Anne-Dillon Costa, Esq. and her husband, Thomas S. Costa, Esq. of Yardley, PA, Angela Ritter and her husband, Gregory Ritter, of West Hartford; Emmet R. Dalton, Jr. of West Hartford, Frederick F. Dalton and his wife, Sharon C. Dalton, of West Hartford, Mary-Margaret Burgdorff, Esq. and her husband, Bradley Burgdorff, of West Hartford, Deidre Toole and her husband, Frank Toole, III of Pawcatuck, Elise Brennan and her husband, Matthew Brennan, M.D., of Dublin, Ireland, Ellen Patterson and her husband, Dr. Robert Patterson, of Crozet, VA, Sarah Vassiliou and her husband, George Vassiliou, of Potomac, MD. Known dearly as “Papa”, he was the proud grandfather of 21 grandchildren. He is predeased by three sisters and three brothers.Memorial gifts may be made to the Church of St. Peter Claver Building Fund, 47 Pleasant St., West Hartford, CT 06107 or the Sisters of Mercy Retirement Fund, 249 Steele Rd., West Hartford, CT 06117. Arrangements are being handled by The Ahern Funeral Homes, Inc.Published in the Hartford Courant from 3/15/2006 – 3/16/2006.