Philip S. Dalton, 81


Marlborough – Philip S. Dalton, 81, a former longtime resident of Shrewsbury and Wellesley, died Tuesday June 7, 2011 in Saint Patrick's Manor of Framingham after an illness.

He is survived by his daughters, Maura Calsyn of Washington, D.C. and Alanna White of Baltimore, Md.; his grandson, Samuel White; a brother, Gerard Dalton of Toulouse, France; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brothers, J. Vasmar, Richard, Stephen and Edward Dalton, and a sister, Helen O”Connor.

Born in Boston and raised in Brookline, he was the son of the late Stephen J. and Helen (Meacom) Dalton. He was educated in Brookline schools, later receiving degrees from Boston College and Rutgers University.

Mr. Dalton was a history professor who taught at several area colleges over the years, most recently at Worcester State College, from where he retired. He was a devoted father, grandfather and brother, and his passions included sailing and history.

A funeral service will be held Friday June 10, 2011 from the Britton-Wallace Funeral Home, 91 Central St., Auburn, with a Mass celebrated at 2 p.m. in Saint Joan of Arc Parish, 570 Lincoln St., Worcester. Following cremation, burial will follow in Notre-Dame Cemetery. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to UMass Memorial Heart and Vascular Center of Excellence, c/o UMass Medicine Development Office, 333 South St., Shrewsbury, MA 01545; for tornado relief to the American Red Cross of Central and Western Massachusetts, The Remillard Building, 2000 Century Dr., Worcester Corporate Center, Worcester, MA 01606; or to Worcester Catholic Charities, 10 Hammond St., Worcester, MA 01610. To leave a message of condolence for the family or to view the Book of Memories, please visit

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