STURBRIDGE — Kirk D. Dalton, 59, of Sturbridge, and Trinidad, Colo., died suddenly on Saturday, August 25 at Harrington Memorial Hospital in Southbridge.  Born in Southbridge, he was the son of Richard E. and Betty L. (Sanchez) Dalton.

Kirk grew up in Sturbridge, was a graduate of Tantasqua Regional High School, and a Glass Tech in the area for many years before moving to Colorado.  An avid New England sports fan, Kirk especially loved the Celtics, Red Sox and was a Patriots fan.  Kirk’s great love was bowling and was an active participant on the local softball teams in the summer. Kirk touched many lives and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Kirk leaves two sons, Scott Mirabella and Travis Richardson, one daughter Kayla Richardson, a brother Glenn Dalton and four grandchildren Xavier, Jessica, Sylas and Abigail.

Calling hours for Kirk will be held on Saturday September 1 from 1-4 p.m. at the Mercadante Funeral Home and Chapel, 370 Plantation St., Worcester.  A memorial service to honor Kirk will begin at 3:30 p.m. This will be a service for family and friends to share memories and tributes to Kirk’s life.

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