Saturday, June 14, 2014
10:30 AM to 11:00 AM EDT
St. Philip Neri Catholic Church


Saturday, June 14, 2014
11:00 AM EDT
St. Philip Neri Catholic Church


At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.

St. Philip Neri Catholic Church
P.O. Box 257
Empire, MI 49630

designate to the Youth Ministry in memory of James M. Dailey


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1023 E. Eighth St.
Traverse City, MI 49686
(231) 932-9470
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1208 S. Garfield
Traverse City, MI 49686
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Life Story / Obituary


James Maxim Dailey of Empire, formerly of Hastings and Trenton Michigan, passed from this life into his eternal resting place, Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at his home with family.

James was born on July 20, 1929 in Monroe, Michigan to James H. and Gertrude (Schenavar) Dailey.

James worked for Flexfab (Hastings) and Monsanto in the Shawinigan Resins Division (Trenton) and the Sleeping Bear National Park. He had a personal involvement with Saint Vincent De Paul. He was a member of St. Philip Catholic Church, Empire. He formerly participated in ministry formation and marriage encounter at St. Rose of Lima in Hastings.

He enjoyed playing tennis and golf in Empire, and while spending winters at Holiday Park in North Port, Florida. He spent his time travelling and enjoying outdoor activities with his family and friends. He was a committed, loving husband, father and grandfather.

James is survived by his wife Mary Dailey (Brochue) married June 10, 1950 in Wyandotte, Michigan; daughter Kathleen; sons James and Laura, Thomas with wife Krystyna, Curt and Shelly, eight grand children, seven great grandchildren and loving sister Virginia Brockmiller (Dailey).

He is preceded in death by his brothers; Nelson, Arthur, and Gordon Burbo; sisters Nina Merkle (Burbo), and Donna Compau (Dailey).

A memorial mass will be held 11a.m., Saturday, June 14, 2014 at the St. Philip Neri Catholic Church. The family will greet friends starting at 10:30 a.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Philip Neri Catholic Church, P.O. Box 257, Empire, Michigan 49630; designate to the Youth Ministry in memory of James M. Dailey. The family chose Life Story Funeral Home, Traverse City.