Peter Francis Dalton, of Madison, CT, passed away May 24, 2011 after a long illness. Peter was born on November 10, 1942 in Cambridge, MA. After attending Rockport High School Peter graduated from Norwich University (1965) and went on to serve in the United States Army September 1965 to January 31, 1968. Peter served in Vietnam as a platoon leader for the 11th Armored Calvary Regiment, A Troop, 1st Squadron January 1, 1967 - January 31, 1968 and was honorably discharged as a Captain. He was the recipient of the Bronze Star with Valor, a Purple Heart, the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal and the Republic of Vietnam Campaign ribbon with Device. To read about Peter's Bronze Star with Valor recognition please see image at bottom of page. Peter was a true patriot and not afraid to lead under pressure.
After working for Scott Paper Company, Peter started his own contracting firm Dalton Company Inc. and eventually formed Dalton Enterprises, Inc. in Cheshire, CT where he served as CEO and worked side by side with his son John (Peter's other son Pete passed away in 1985). You can read more about the company by clicking here.
Peter was a charismatic, generous man of selfless standing who loved family, country and the Madison community. Peter was founder of the Madison Foundation and served on the Board of Finance at the Madison Beach Club. Peter distinguished himself as a mentor to Madison's youth during his career and his presence filled a room. He left an indelible mark on all who knew and loved him.
We miss you dad, 'Peter D', 'Dalco'!