NORTH BERWICK, Maine - Claude A. Daley, 90, of North Berwick, and a longtime resident of Deerfield, N.H., died peacefully with his family by his side, on Jan. 21, 2014, at the Maine State Veterans Home in Scarborough.
Claude was born in Pubnico, Nova Scotia, Canada on July 19, 1923, and soon his family made their way to Boston where he attended Boston public schools. During World War II
, many young men like Claude left high school before graduating to serve; and Claude enlisted in the U.S. Navy
in 1942. Claude served aboard the USSLST 244 in the Pacific Theater for the entire war; earning four battle stars as well the Philippine Liberation Medal.
Claude was a longtime resident of Deerfield, N.H., and proud member of the American Legion N.H. Post 103. Mr. Daley worked for many years for Sanders Associates and Grenier Field, as a skilled carpenter.
Claude was a devoted husband and his greatest love was his family. He was most content to be at his home puttering and having his grandchildren come by for a visit.
Claude was predeceased by his wife, Beulah "Peggy" (Owen) Daley, and by two grandchildren, Brenda Lynn Daley and Robert Michael Daley.
He is survived by his three children, Susan A. Mitchell and Claude A. "Mike" Daley, both of Arizona, and Deborah A. Moulton of North Berwick. He leaves six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Donald and Barbara Daley of Deerfield, N.H., and Ronald Daley of Lawrence, Mass.; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
services: A graveside service with military honors will be held later in the spring at Morrison Cemetery in Deerfield.
To leave a message of condolence for the family, visit www.autumngreenfuneralhome.com
. The Autumn Green Funeral Home, 47 Oak Street in Alfred, is respectfully handling arrangements.