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Matthew "Jack" Dailey 1918 - 2012 NAPERVILLE, IL Matthew John "Jack" Dailey, age 93, of Naperville, passed into a new life with the Lord on Saturday, April 14, 2012, at his daughter's home in Naperville, Illinois. Jack lived previously at the Devonshire Senior Living Center in Lisle, Ill., having moved there from Midland, Mich., in 2006, where he lived for 33 years. Prior homes were in Bay Village, Ohio, and Bennington, Vt. Jack was born June 25, 1918, in Norwood, Mass., and lived in many New England communities before moving to Ohio with his Aunt Ella and Uncle Charlie during his high school years. A graduate of Ohio State University and a retiree of the Dow Chemical Company, Jack married his college sweetheart, Betty Jane McDill, in 1940. They were very happily married for 67 years before Betty passed in October 2007. Jack is the cherished father of seven children, 18 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren. The "magnificent seven" (Jack's words for his children) are Jane A. (Dennis) McCue of Largo, FL, John C. (Jane) Dailey of Winter Park, CO, Nancy G. (Edward) Ekis of Naperville, IL, Kathleen (Roger) Becker of Panama City Beach, FL, Sharron M. Hill of Midland, MI, Elizabeth J. (Paul) Lucero of Palatine, IL and Patricia E. (Michael) Roer of Marinette, WI. Jack was a happy man and friend to all. He had a contagious zest for life, found real joy in giving to others, and genuine interest in all who ever crossed his path. He freely shared his spirituality and faith in God with family and those who might need a little extra love and encouragement. He was a man of great integrity, an outstanding role model, and an inspiration to many. His grandchildren called him Pop; his great-grandchildren knew him as Pop the Great. He loved good humor, walking on a beach, fresh fish and seafood, the Boston Red Sox, playing golf, bowling, and card games - bridge, hearts, and poker. He was forever faithful to his wife, children, family, and the Lord. He was a man of great honor and will be missed so much. FUNERAL NOTICE: Visitation will be Monday, April 16th, from 4 - 8 p.m. at FRIEDRICH-JONES FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES, 44 S. Mill St., Naperville. Prayers will begin Tuesday, April 17th 9:15 a.m. at the funeral home and will progress to St. Joan of Arc Church, 820 Division St., Lisle, for a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial. Interment will follow at SS. Peter & Paul Cemetery, Naperville, IL. In lieu of flowers, memorials to: Catholic Relief Services, 770 N. Halsted St., #170, Chicago, IL 60622, (312)733-5124 or a . For more information, please call 630-355-0213 or www.friedrich-jones.com

Published in Bennington Banner on Apr. 17, 2012
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