Obituary of Vera Dalton
Vera J. Dalton, a woman who always placed her family first, passed away suddenly at the age of 83 on Sunday night, February 10, 2019. Vera was born in Boston. She was one of 5 sisters born to Joseph and Mary Burin. Her father was a Russian immigrant and her mother was a Polish immigrant. She grew up and was educated in the Mission Hill section of Boston. She married her late husband, Raymond, in 1955. They started their family living in Jamaica Plain. When they were up to 5 children, they decided it was time to buy a home outside of the city, so in 1970, they purchased a home in the Winnmere section of Burlington.
Vera’s life revolved around her family. She was a homemaker and was always there whenever her children or any family member needed her. She managed the home while her husband Raymond worked as the Assistant Clerk of Courts at the Norfolk District Courts. She didn’t need a career because her role was to raise, watch over, and protect her children. She didn’t miss a first step, school event, or activity her children were involved in. She was always there to comfort her children after the bumps and bruises of her active sons and daughters, the stress from schooling, careers, and the drama that all children experience growing up. She was an incredible cook and the sweet aromas of her culinary creations always filled her home. She could whip up any type of dish including, Russian, Polish, and Italian, and any cuisine or cooking style. Her eggplant parmesan, sauces, chocolate cakes, and blintzes were some of her family’s favorite dishes. Summer family vacations were always spent on the beaches of Cape Cod. She loved it when she became a “Grammy” because all her rules seemed to disappear and she indulged them constantly.
In her leisure time, she worked at CVS for 20 years, did puzzles, loved to shop and was an avid reader. She was blessed to have lived independently. Vera’s passing leaves an empty place in her family hearts, but the little things like a sweet aromas, a delicious meal, a sale at Macy’s, a day on the beach, and numerous other events will bring her memory to the forefront of all those she has loved and cared for.
Vera was the beloved wife of the late Raymond . She was the loving mother of Albert & his wife Catherine of Saugus, Donna Loehner & her husband John of Danvers, Brenda Behrle & her husband David of Stoneham, Mark & his wife Linda of Haverhill and Doreen Donnell & her husband David of Wilmington. Proud grandmother of Michael & Christina Lyons, Jay, Erin & Timothy Loehner, and Kelly, Shannon & Ryan Donnell. Great grandmother of Michelle & Aliyah Lyons, Ryan Rondon and Sophia Brooks. Sister of the late Mary Kaszanek, Helen Scanlon, Pauline Kuzmich and Katherine Dutton. Sister-in-law of Donald Kaszanek of Burlington. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held in St. Margaret’s Church, 111 Winn St., Burlington on Thursday, February 14 at 10 a.m. Burial to follow in Pine Haven Cemetery in Burlington. There will be no visiting hours. In lieu of flowers memorials in Vera’s name may be made to a charity of one’s own choice.
Edward V. Sullivan
43 Winn Street
Burlington, MA 01803
Ph: (781) 272-0050