Published in the July 18, 2019 edition.

NORTH READING — M. Charlotte (Hughes) Dalton, 86, of North Reading, died Saturday, July 13, 2019, with her family by her side, at the Sawtelle Family Hospice House in Reading. She was the beloved wife of 63 years to the late Chester Dalton, who died in 2018.

Born in Prince Edward Island, Canada on November 26, 1932, she was the daughter of the late James and Mary (Ostrich) Hughes. She was a graduate of Notre Dame Academy in Prince Edward Island and she attended Salem State College.

Charlotte was a retired 34-year para-professional teacher at the L.D. Batchelder School in North Reading. Education was very important to her – she once taught in a one-room school in Prince Edward Island.

Charlotte was a devoted wife and mother. She loved having company; her sense of humor and wonderful smile would brighten up a room. She loved to visit Prince Edward Island, going on long drives in New Hampshire and stopping to barbecue by the river. Charlotte enjoyed consignment shopping and spending time with her extended family in Prince Edward Island.

Charlotte has been a resident of North Reading, since 1957 and a member of the Women’s Auxiliary Post No. 227 in Middleton.

Family members include her sons, James Dalton and his late wife Cheryl, Shawn Dalton and the late Wayne Dalton; daughters, Paula Sollazzo and her husband Frank, and Pamela Howe and her husband Bob; her brothers, Charles Hughes and his late wife Audrey, the late Gerald, Harry and Elmer Hughes; sisters, Agnes Mitchell and her late husband Clarence and Hazel Feehan and her late husband Jim, and the late Helen Kilbride; nine grandchildren: Marc and Bryan Sollazzo, Ashley Terranova, Christopher, Kelly and Stacy Howe, Nicholas, Danielle and Briana Dalton; five great-grandchildren: Trevor Howe, Samantha Cauldwell, Miabella Sollazzo, Vincent Terranova and Joseph Sollazzo; and many nieces and nephews.

Her funeral was held from the Croswell Funeral Home, 19 Bow Street, North Reading on Thursday, July 18, followed by a funeral Mass at St. Theresa’s Church, 63 Winter Street (Rte. 62), North Reading. Calling hours were held on Wednesday, July 17. Interment was in Riverside Cemetery in North Reading. Memorial donations may be made in her memory to the charity of one’s choice.. To offer an online condolence, visit: