Patricia A. “Pat” Dailey

Patricia A. “Pat” Dailey – (88) – of Hornell, died Tuesday evening (August 2, 2022) at Noyes Memorial Hospital in Dansville, following a recent illness.

Born in Chicago, IL on December 17, 1933, she was the daughter of Bryan & Sarah (Bunn) Moylan.

Pat resided in Elmira, NY from 1934 – 1962 and was a graduate of St. Mary’s Grade School and later graduated from Elmira Catholic High School. She resided in Hornell from 1962 – 1983 where she was employed as Unit Secretary at the former St. James Mercy Hospital.  Pat lived in Rochester from 1983 – 1990 where she worked at Strong Memorial Hospital.  She returned to Hornell in 1990, resuming her employment at St. James Mercy Hospital.  Pat thoroughly enjoyed her monthly dinners with friends and former co-workers of St. James Mercy Hospital.

She was a member of Our Lady of the Valley Parish and a communicant of St. Ignatius Loyola Church and St. Ann’s Church.  Pat enjoyed reading, sewing, quilting and music.  She especially enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

On September 20, 1952, Pat married her high school sweetheart, Thomas “Paul” Dailey, who died February 8, 2008.  She was also preceded in death by 3 sons, Daniel Dailey who died in 2003, David Dailey who died in 2010 and Dennis Dailey who died in 2012; her brothers, Bryan “Bud” Moylan and John “Jack” Moylan.

Surviving are 2 sons, Tim Dailey of Holley, NY, and Jeff Dailey of Hornell; 5 daughters, Linda (Karl) Haynes of Wilmington, DE, Teresa (Joe) Hall of Hornell, Carol (Steve) Freeland of Hornell, Patricia (Bradley) Spicer of Hornell and Diana (Dirk) Huussen of Rochester; her daughters-in-law, Sue (Glenn) Winans and Patricia Dailey, Anne Marie Dailey and Suzie Dailey; her sisters-in-law, Barbara Dailey and Gloria Moylan; 30 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; nieces & nephews.

At Pat’s request there will be no prior calling hours.  A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Thursday at 10:00 AM at St. Ann’s Church with final interment in        St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Funeral arrangements are in care of the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell, NY.

Pat’s family request that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her name be made to the Hornell Humane Society, 7649 Industrial Park Road, Hornell, NY  14843.

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2 Responses to “Patricia A. “Pat” Dailey”

  1. Emilee Barager says:

    I’m one of her great grandchildren from Kelly Dailey. When I was younger I used to be in hornell with my mom a lot and we used to always see grandma. Grandma would always have cookies on the lower counter so the kids could grab them and or sneak some. I remember always going there and playing around and eating cookies and playing with her dog when she had one. Now as I grew up I never got to see her as often as I would as a younger child. But as my sister Sarah and I grew up we started coming to see her on our own. We would bring sweets for her and sometimes presents. Her face would light up from the sweets, presents, and from seeing 2 great grandchildren. I loved seeing her reaction when we would go see her. She was so grateful and sweet. She would always ask when we would come back and how we should do something. Sarah and I would go and have lunch and or dinner too. We would always catch grandma up on how the family on our side is doing and FaceTime people she wanted to talk to while we were there. Last time when we saw her was in May 2022 and Sarah and I brought a gift for her and she absolutely loved it. She even named it. I showed her my permit then and she was excited and started talking about her past with driving and her experience with it and she loved talking about it. We thankfully took photos with her. I love how she was always happy, kind, and was a kid at heart.

  2. Dave Freeland says:

    Chris and I offer our condolences to the Dailey family. I’ve known most of the family going back to the little league years, playing ball with Dennis, HS soccer with Dave and Tim, the rest through Carol when she joined our family. Pat was a very nice and easy going person and was always smiling at our gatherings, she truly enjoyed family. Rest in peace Pat.