OSWEGO, NY – Dorothy M. Alton, 69, a resident of Oswego, passed away Saturday, July 17, 2010, in St. Luke Health Services, after a short illness.
Mrs. Alton was born in Oswego, the daughter of the late Kenneth and Marguerite (Taylor) McLean.
She was a life resident.
Dorothy had worked at Burns Brothers Plumbing, in Syracuse, for several years.
She was a member of Trinity Methodist Church and the church choir.
Dorothy was a singer and a songwriter.
She was a member of the Snowbelt Songwriters Guild.
As a child, Dorothy performed with her sisters as â€œThe McLean Sistersâ€ and later performed with â€œThe Mac Sistersâ€ band.
She is survived by her husband, James Alton Sr. of Oswego; two sons, James Alton Jr. and Frederick Alton, both of Oswego; a sister, Patricia Pascarella of Volney; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by a brother, Frederick McLean; and 2 sisters, Carolyn Gunther and Marguerite Romanoff.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Dain-Cullinan Funeral Home.
Burial will be in Fairdale Cemetery.
Calling hours will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, 112 E. Second St., Oswego.
Contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society.