Marcia M. (Michon) Dalton

March 9, 1944 ~ August 8, 2022 (age 78)
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Marcia M. Dalton, 78, passed away surrounded by family and friends on August 8, 2022 in Salem Hospital.

Born in Ipswich on March 9, 1944, she was the daughters of the late John J. and Viola (Sucharski) Michon, Sr. A graduate of Ipswich High School, Marcia made many life-long friends around Ipswich.  She attended Boston University and received her bachelor’s degree in education.  She later received her master’s degree from Salem State University.  Marcia taught at Endicott College and  Northern Essex Community College for many years touching the lives of hundreds of students.

She enjoyed traveling with her family to many countries across Europe and the Caribbean.  With friends, she made pilgrimages to Medjugorje, Fatima, Lourdes and Garabandal, Spain.

In May 2001, Marcia was received into the Secular Order of the Discalced Carmelites of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Danvers. She made Definitive Promises on Dec. 11, 2004. Marcia had a very special devotion to Our Blessed mother Mary and to Saint Therese of the Child Jesus, “The Little Flower”.

Marcia is survived by her two wonderful sons, Clinton Dalton and his wife, Nicole of Ipswich and Curtis Dalton and his wife Kimberly of Middleton, five grandchildren, Trey, Cyrus, Camren, Vivien and Xavier and many cousins, nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her beloved brother John Michon Jr.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10AM on Saturday  August 13, 2022, in Our Lady of Hope Church, Pineswamp Rd, Ipswich.  Burial will follow in the New Highland Cemetery, Ipswich.  Visitation will be held Saturday from 8:30AM-9:30AM in the Morris Funeral Home, 45 N. Main St., Ipswich.  Relatives and friends are invited.  Collation to follow the burial.  In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Secular Order of the Discalced Carmelites of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Danvers. Online directions and condolences are available at

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August 13, 2022

8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Morris Funeral Home
45 North Main Street
Ipswich, MA 01938

Mass of Christian Burial
August 13, 2022

10:00 AM
Our Lady of Hope Church
54 Linebrook Road
Ipswich, MA 01938

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