William “Bill” J. Dalton, Sr., 96, the son of Thomas J. Dalton and Florence McCollum, went to be with the Lord on May 1, 2019. He was born in New Orleans, LA on July 10, 1922. A veteran of WWII, he was a successful insurance salesman with Allstate Insurance for 42 years, where he won many awards for his outstanding work.
He was married for 69 years, to the love of his life, the late Frances Kennedy Dalton, the mother of his three children Billy Dalton, Jr. (Marian), Jane Parke (Greg), and Mary Lynne Dalton (Ted). He is survived by four grandchildren Shannon Dalton Reid (Sean), Shayne Dalton Horne (Casey), Sean Dalton Parke, Patrick Dalton Parke; and two great granddaughters Ruari and Ryan Reid.
He was known for his quick Irish wit, infectious smile, and generous and kind spirit. Although his children are devastated, they find comfort that he is with the Lord and his beloved wife France Kennedy Dalton. Respected and loved by all, he will surely be missed.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the visitation and Memorial Mass at Greenwood Funeral Home, 5200 Canal Blvd., New Orleans, LA on Saturday, June 15, 2019. Visitation from noon to 1 pm, followed by a Memorial Mass, and then a celebration of life from 2-5 pm on the premises.