Pearl J. Dalton 05/17/2018

Posted by on May 18, 2018 in Obituaries | 0 comments

                                                                        Pearl J. Dalton

Quincy- Pearl  J. (McDonnell) Dalton,  age 97, of Quincy and Sagamore Beach entered eternal life on May 17, 2018, surrounded by her loving family. Pearl was born in Durham, New Hampshire, and grew up in Green, Rhode Island, before moving to Quincy, Massachusetts where she lived for over 68 years. After graduating with a  biology major and as a member of the Chi Omega Sorority from the University of Rhode Island Class of 1942 Pearl worked at Rhode Island Hospital where she met her beloved John who was completing his Medical Internship.  Pearl and John were married in Fresno, California, where he was stationed during World War II.

Pearl had many talents and interest. She was an avid golfer and winner of many tournaments as a member of the Wianno Club in Osterville, Stoneybrook Country Club in Sarasota, Florida and Hatherley Country Club in Scituate. She was a member of the Neighborhood Club of Quincy and the Sagamore Beach Colony Club. As a member of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts for many years she attended The Devens Lectures and annually enjoyed the Art in Bloom event.

Gardening, cooking, travelling with her husband John, and spending summers at Sagamore Beach were among her greatest joys. She also enjoyed travelling with her family on cross country trips to Colorado and California as well as trips to Ireland, Washington DC, Florida, New England, and New York.  Pearl loved opera and birdwatching and shared these passions with her children and grandchildren. Gifted with a loving manner, sense of humor, generous nature, and outgoing personality she had many wonderful friends and neighbors whom she enjoyed entertaining at both her Quincy and Sagamore Beach homes. As a wife and mother of six children Pearl was a Cub Scout Leader, President of the Saint Ann School Mothers Club, the Quincy and Norfolk County Doctors Wives’ Clubs. She had a deep and abiding faith in God and was a long-term parishioner of Saint John the Baptist Parish in Quincy. Most importantly Pearl loved her family including her nieces and nephews with whom she treasured spending time. She was a wonderful wife and mother with the gift of making each of her family members feel very special.

Beloved  wife of the late John T. Dalton  M.D..  Beloved   daughter  of the late George Henry and Fannie McDonnell. Devoted   mother  of  Mollie Tucker and her husband Thomas of Sagamore Beach, Denise “Dede” Dalton-Martell and her husband Bob of Quincy, John T. Dalton   Jr. and his wife Anne of Hingham, Lois Hamilton and her husband Mark of East Greenwich, Rhode Island, Michael Dalton of Quincy, and the late Kevin A. Dalton.  Cherished  mother-in-law of Kevin’s wife Mary Dalton of Sarasota, Florida. Loving   grandmother  to Tom, Emily, Colleen, John III, Christopher, Johanna, Mollie, Michael Jr., and  great-grandmother to Oliver, August, Hanna, Henry, Beatrix and Benjamin.    Beloved  sister of the late Irene Fuller and the late George McDonnell. Beloved aunt to many nieces and nephews.  Funeral   from the Clancy-Lucid Funeral Home 100 Washington St.  Weymouth   Landing on Tuesday, May 22 at 8:45 am. Funeral Mass in Saint John the  Baptist  Church 44 School St.  Quincy at 10 am. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited.  Visiting hours on Monday from 4 until 7 pm.  Burial in Saint Mary’s Cemetery, West Quincy. If desired, donations may be made in Pearl’s memory to Saint John the Baptist Church, 21 Gay St., Quincy, MA 02169 or to the Old Colony Hospice, 321 Manley Street, West Bridgewater, MA 02379. For directions and messages, see

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