Barbara Ann Dalton, a resident of Greenwich for 30 years, passed away peacefully at home on January 13, 2021, after a courageous five-year battle with cancer.
Barbara was born on January 24, 1945 in New Rochelle, NY to the late Charles F. Dalton and Mildred O’Neill Dalton. She was raised in Larchmont, NY and educated at Saint Augustine School and Ursuline School. After graduating from Greenwich Hospital Nursing School, Barbara earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Syracuse University and her Master’s Degree in Nursing from Yale University.
After many years as a dedicated and skilled nurse and college professor of Nursing, Barbara completed her law degree at Pace University and launched a second successful career as a medical malpractice attorney with the law firm of Kelly, Rode, and Kelly in Mineola, NY. She gained the trust and admiration of all with whom she worked for her keen intellect, extensive knowledge of the law and medicine, and tireless attention to her work.
Above all, Barbara was a devoted and loving mother. This was the role that brought her the greatest joy and fulfillment. While her world revolved around her daughter, Elizabeth, she also spent much time doting on her nieces and nephews and their children – a fun loving and sweet aunt to all.
Barbara managed her illness selflessly with dignity, grace, and fortitude, always thinking of others before herself.
Barbara is survived by her daughter, Elizabeth Dalton of Greenwich. She also leaves her brother, Charles F. Dalton Jr., and his wife, Johanna, of Auburn, NY as well as her brother-in-law, Knowlton (Kayo) O’Reilly of Riverside.
Barbara is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. She was predeceased by her older sister, Mary Beth O’Reilly and her goddaughter and niece, Katie O’Reilly both of Riverside.
There will be no calling hours. The burial service will be private. A memorial Mass will be celebrated at a later date due to the pandemic.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Barbara’s memory to The American Cancer Society.
Arrangements are by Leo P. Gallagher and Son Funeral Home.