William Dailey Jr.
William Paul Dailey, Jr., 85, of Tariffville, beloved husband of Rita (Layton) Dailey, died Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at John Dempsey Hospital in Farmington. He was born February 5, 1932 in Williamsport, PA, son of the late William Paul and Dorothy (Emerick) Dailey and had lived in Macedon, NY prior to moving to Tariffville 53 years ago. Bill was a veteran of the Korean War having served in the U.S. Army. He was a Subrogation Manager for Allstate Insurance for many years prior to his retirement in 1993. He was a member of Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in Simsbury. Bill enjoyed bluegrass music, playing the banjo, hunting, fishing, gardening, traveling, genealogy, surfing the internet and spending time with his family. He also loved new technology and gadgets and had a remarkable ability to fix anything and everything.
Besides his loving wife of 62 years, he is survived by his four children, William P. Dailey, III and his wife Betsy of Broomall, PA, Thomas Dailey of Clinton, Michael Dailey and his wife Carol of East Hartford and Lucinda Stevens and her husband Scott of Rocky Hill; his grandchildren, Katherine and Jennifer Dailey, Tara and Samuel Dailey and Madeline and Alexandra Stevens; his siblings, Penny Noll and her husband Charles of Leesburg, FL, Ethel Verkey and her husband Jan of Leesburg, FL and Dennis Dailey, Duane Dailey and his wife Charlotte and Gary Dailey, all of Williamsport, PA; his brother-in-law Rand Murnane of Big Flats, NY, sisters-in-law, June Dailey of Corning, NY, Betty NcNaney and Jean Bristow of Elmira, NY and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by two brothers, Charles and Gerald Dailey; two sisters, Judy Murnane and Linda Coleman and his step mother, Marion Dailey.
Friends may call at the Vincent Funeral Home, 880 Hopmeadow Street in Simsbury on Saturday, February 18th from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Funeral service will be celebrated at the funeral home at 2:00 PM on Sunday, February 19th. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Lung Association, PO Box 7000, Albert Lea, MN 56007-8001.