Dolores Mary Gallon
May 27, 1929 – February 11, 2020
Dolores Kelley Gallon was called home to Gods Kingdom on February 11, 2020. She was 90 years old and resided in Naples Florida for the past 25 years.
She was the beloved wife of Charles A. Gallon for 68 years. Dolores was born in Hartford CT daughter of John T. Kelley and Mabel (Hickey) Kelley. She attended St. Augustine Church and was a member of the Children of Mary. She graduated from Buckley High School class of 1947. Dolores attended Willimantic State Teachers College and after graduating began a 32-year teaching career in the East Hartford CT school system. She was a first-grade teacher at Goodwin, Barnes and McCartin elementary schools.
Dolores was a compassionate and gifted teacher who touched untold young children along the way. She lived in Windsor CT and spent 35 summers on her beloved Cape Cod in Dennisport.
In Naples Dolores belonged to the Pelican Bay Women’s League. She was an avid reader and was a leader of their Book Club. She was very active helping in many of the Pelican Bay Women’s League activities. Along the way “Dee” as she was known forged many lasting and deep friendships.
Besides her cherished husband she leaves two children. Her son Michael C. Gallon and his wife Lori of Newington, CT and her daughter Cathleen A. Moore and husband Thomas of Surfside Beach South Carolina.
She leaves her grandson Thomas Moore III and her great grandson Chase Moore both of Myrtle Beach South Carolina. She was predeceased by her brother John T. Kelley II. Dolores also leaves her nephew John T. Kelley III of North Carolina and her niece Jodi Gavin of Florida.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Dolores's name to St. Jude's Children's Hospital. https://www.stjude.org/donate/pm.html?sc_dcm=257225480&sc_cid=kwp75738&source_code=IIQ190721002
- A Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, February 20, 2020
Dolores Mary Gallon
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Sheila Ramsey- Hall
February 18, 2020
Mrs. Gallon I remember you so much you were my favorite teacher at McCartin school in East Hartford. It was you who taught me about my grandfather as the first black firefighter in Hartford. And then you said I met your grandmother. I knew then I better fly right. You taught the class to be our best take risk and love . Always wanted to see you again. Rest Easy I'll always remember you.
February 14, 2020
I have many memories as a child growing up , our families spent holidays together . Good food and good times. I remember going to school with her one day and participating with her class. I felt so special. When she retired she gave me lots of papers and books that my children enjoyed. My aunt Dolores gave me a bridal shower at her home . Brings back memories of their dog Pickles. I remember going with my son to her and Uncle Charlie's 50 th wedding anniversary. I remember her laughter and how good her and Uncle Charlie were to my Grandmother. Praying she is at peace with her parents, with love Jody