Norman E. Dailey

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SOUTH BARRE - Norman Ernest Dailey, 84, formerly of the Middle Road, died Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, at the Berlin Health and Rehabilitation Center. His family had been at his bedside.

Born April 3, 1928, in Barre City, he was the son of Leland E. and Bessie (Whittier) Dailey. He lived and attended schools in North Calais and graduated from Montpelier High School in 1946.

In October of 1950, he married Kathryn M. Morse. Most of their married life had been spent in Williamstown and they later divorced. On May 31, 1986, he married Dorothy M. Hill in Barre City with most of their married life being spent in the central Vermont area. She died Aug. 8, 2012.

Norman, for many years, worked as a heavy equipment operator in both his civilian and Army engineering careers, retiring in 1994. He had worked on the interstate highway system in Vermont and the St. Lawrence Seaway Eisenhower Locks in Massena, N.Y.

NASCAR racing, snowmobiling, woodworking, country music and his dog, Buttons, were his special interests. He also enjoyed playing the accordion and the drums.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict, where he served in the Engineer Corps, while stationed in Germany. He was discharged as a sergeant in October of 1952.

Survivors include his son Mitchell E. Dailey, of Burlington, and two daughters, Norma J. Dailey, of South Barre, and Patricia A. Bartlett, of Barre City; two grandchildren, James and April Bartlett; and his sister Linda Merchant and her companion, Thomas Wood, of Essex Junction.

Also surviving are his stepdaughter, Marlene Bordeaux-Chase, and her husband, Richard, of Middlesex; and two stepsons, Glenn I. Hill Jr. and his companion, Therese, of Alburgh, and Paul Hill and his wife, Brenda, of Williamstown, and their families.

Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his son Allan Dailey and infant sister Beverly Dailey.

His committal service will be held at the convenience of his family in the Village Cemetery in Williamstown.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Patient Activity Fund, Berlin Health and Rehabilitation Center, 98 Hospitality Drive, Barre, VT 05641; or Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice, 600 Granger Road, Barre, VT 05641.

The Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Published in Times Argus from Oct. 13 to Oct. 16, 2012
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