Florence J. Dailey
Florence 'June' (Jaserie) Dailey, 90, of Colchester passed peacefully on October 12, 2016. June was born in West Haven, CT on June 30, 1926 to Peter and Estelle (Elkins) Jaserie. She married Edward M. Dailey, Jr., on February 16, 1950, at St. Augustine's Church in Hartford, CT. They were married thirty-nine years. She was predeceased by her husband (1989), son Michael Peter (1980) and sister Alyce Wiley. June is survived by a daughter Kathy and husband Tony Tarnowski, grandson Anthony, wife Jeanie and her great grand-daughters Malia and Skylar Tarnowski , son Edward, his fiancé Denise and her two grand-daughters Alexandria and Savannah Dailey, nieces Lee and Deane, and numerous friends. She graduated Buckley High School in 1944 and was a member of the National Honor Society. At age fifteen she opened the 'June K Jaye' Dance Studio, where she taught dance for twenty-five years. During that time she auditioned for the 'Rockets', became a member of Dance Masters of America and the youngest dancer to be admitted to the Dance Teacher's Club of CT, Chapter 18. From dancing she went to work at Pratt & Whitney, in East Hartford, as a Senior Engineering Assistant for twenty- three years. Upon retiring she volunteered, for five years, at the American Cancer Society and became a FISH Driver for the Town of Colchester. She spent the next twenty-one years as a bereavement volunteer for the Center for Hospice Care of Southeastern, CT, in Norwich, CT. She loved to cook and was known to make great stuffed shells. She made delicious banana nut and zucchini nut breads along with strawberry, blueberry and peach jams which she often gave as gifts. Knitting was another talent; she knit afghans for family and friends and lap robes for Hospice she also collected pine cones from around the world. May the road rise up to meet you - May the wind be always at your back - May the sun shine warm upon your face - The rain fall soft upon your fields - And until we meet again - May God hold you in the hollow of his hand. You'll live forever in our memories. Calling hours are 4-7 p.m., on October 19th 2016, at Belmont Funeral Home, 144 South Main Street, Colchester, CT. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on October 20, 2016 at Our Lady of the Lakes Church, in Oakdale, CT. Interment will immediately follow at New St. Andrew's Cemetery, in Colchester, CT. In lieu of flowers donations in her name can be made to the Center for Hospice Care of Southeast CT - 227 Dunham Street, Norwich, CT 06360.
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