MADISON – Deacon Gerald "Jerry" S. Walton passed away on Nov. 23, 2013, in Yale New Haven Hospital.
The son of the late Wilbur and Geraldine Sanders Walton of South Bend, Ind., he was married for 57 years to Rosemary Young Walton. Besides his wife, he is survived by their children Steven Walton of Acton, Mass.; Karen Lourd of Wilton; Kathy Walton of Southbury; Kristine Kehoe of Madison; Kevin Walton of Manchester; and 11 grandchildren.
Deacon Walton was a deacon at St. Margaret Parish in Madison and at St. Therese Parish in Branford. He was very active in many civic organizations and he dedicated himself to helping others.
He graduated from Wabash College and received a doctorate from Rutgers University. He had worked at the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station in New Haven and at Clinton Nursery in Clinton.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Nov. 30 at St. Therese Church. Burial followed in West Cemetery in Madison.
Memorial donations may be made to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, Grand Central Station, PO Box 4777, New York, NY 10163-4777.