Swan Funeral Home

80 East Main Street, Clinton, CT


Kevin Burke Dalton

January 17, 1973February 6, 2020

Kevin Burke Dalton (1/17/73- 2/6/20) of Madison took his own life last week. That he did so will always be a grievous shock, if not quite a complete surprise, to his family and all of those who loved him. Kevin is survived by his parents, James and Kathleen Kelly Dalton, his sister Casey and brother Brian, and several nieces and nephews, and many cousins, aunts and uncles and life long friends. He was predeceased by his brother-in-law, Brian Shortt, and he had a special loving life long friendship with John and Whitney Madura and their children.

That Kevin struggled with anxiety and depression will surprise many of his friends, though not his family. Kevin was incredibly bright, funny, quick witted, and a generous & caring soul. His love of the Patriots, Red Sox, history and dogs was profound and his memory for statistics, facts, and details from every moment of his life was formidable. He was loved and will be deeply missed.

A shared observance of Kevin’s life will be arranged privately. In lieu of flowers or donations, his family asks that everyone take a deep breath, go walk the dog or toss a football and connect with family and friends.


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Melissa Miranda

February 16, 2020

So many great moments with Kevin, all bring back wonderful memories. Kevin and I met while working together and quickly formed a close and enduring friendship. He was kind, thoughtful, funny, always laughing and quick with his jokes...never a dull moment. The times we had together will forever warm my heart and bring a smile to my face. Missing him and everything about him more than words can describe; heartbroken that he is no longer with us. Losing him is such a tremendous loss to all the knew and loved him. Hoping he has found peace and sending his family lots of love during this very difficult time. ❤️❤️❤️

Drew Van Voorhees

February 15, 2020

I do not have a single bad memory of Kevin. He was such a huge part of growing up in Clinton and graduating from Morgan in 1991. Kevin was larger than life to me and I will always remember him and his infectious laugh and smile more than anything. His sayings, jokes, and mannerisms stay with me to this day. We all shared so many adventures with him through the years. Our High School antics were legendary. Personally, what I will remember the most, was our ski trips to Vermont, our spring break to Cancun, our road trip across Florida, and our times in Groton/Storrs/Boston when we were in college. KBD's memory will live on with his friends who loved him so much. My deepest sympathies to his friends and family.

Kathy Pugliese

February 15, 2020

My memories of Kevin are all from childhood on Christmas Eves. He was that blond haired little boy, quiet like his dad. Have a picture in my head of he and Casey sitting on my mom's couch on xmas eve not wanting to participate in singing ofchristmas carols. So much love to you, Mrs. Dalton , Mr. Dalton, Casey, Brian, Rachel, all the cousins, especially Sarah and Amy Mapes, and Mrs. Mapes. Our (the Millers) hearts are broken.

Angela Cross

February 14, 2020

Kevin and I went all through school together, graduating in ’91. He was truly a sweet kid. Funny, easy going and a good friend. Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful recollection of his life. Sending prayers of peace to Kevin, his family and loved ones.

Melissa Magner

February 14, 2020

Sending all the peace and love I can muster to everyone feeling this loss. Such fond memories of Kevin, as he was a part of our family at one time. Will miss you my brother. 💔 waiting for signs from beyond that you are at peace. Guessing it will come in the form of a song. Still remember the Dylan concert at UConn. And how fascinated you were that it was the first time you had seen him play where we could understand every word LOL my memories of you put a smile on my face, as you did when you were a big part of our life. RIP Big Kev 💔