2009-01-30 / Obits

Celessie A. Dalton

Operator

Celessie Dalton, a longtime Rockaway resident, died January 18.

Dalton was born in Brooklyn on November 13, 1930. She was an operator with NY Telephone Company and a member of the Church of Good Shepard.

She was preceded in death by her son, Lucius Baker.

Dalton is survived by her children, Debra Patterson, Janet Dorsey, Roni (Grover) Halsel, Shirl, Galen and Daren Dalton; grandchildren, Andre Baker, Devaughn Halsel, Daphny White and Aida Patterson; greatgrandchildren, Sean Halsel, Dante Jackson, Amare, Olinia and Tarajah Halsel; mother, Tessie McMillian; and siblings, Helen Cook, Wilsonia Thomas and Earl Davis.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Jeremiah C. Gaffney Funeral Home. Interment was at Greenfield Cemetery in Hempstead, New York.

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