William B. Dailey


Lewiston – William Bruce Dailey, 66, of Sabattus, died Friday evening at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center with his family by his side.

He was born in Portsmouth, N.H., March 12, 1941, the son of William and Elizabeth Pike Dailey. He attended Portsmouth schools and faithfully served his country in the Army.

He was the first delivery driver for C.N. Brown Company’s transport division, and later drove tour buses, having traveled the continental U.S. and Canada. For two consecutive years he was the winner of the Truck Driver’s Rodeo. He was a member of the Webber Pastime Club, in Lewiston, and the American Legion, in Rumford. He enjoyed fishing and woodworking and was a great jokester. He had a wonderful “I don’t care” attitude, and will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

Survivors include his longtime companion, Sharon Greaton of Sabattus; children, Lorie Pandora and her companion, Glenn Connelly, of Memphis, Tenn., Lisa Frechette and her husband, Allan, of Albany, N.H., Scott Dailey and his companion, Donna Farrar, of South Paris, Leslyn Dailey of North Conway, N.H.; and their mother, Sandra Merrill. A daughter, Melissa Donald and her husband, David III, of Conway, N.H.; and her mother, Jackie LeBlanc. Two sons, Michael Dailey and his companion, Sandy Smith, of Norway, and Matthew Dailey and his wife, Kristie, of Norway; and their mother, Roberta Dailey; 13 grandchildren, Heather Pandora, Levi Tuttle, Dylan and Jesse Swett, Season and Segar Dailey, Andrew, Helena and Christopher Fryslie, Stephen, Liam, Connor and Ashlynn Dailey. Three great-grandchildren; a brother, Ted and his wife, Cheryl, of Portsmouth, N.H.; a nephew, Paul Dailey and his wife, Kim; and a niece, Kimberly Dailey.

He was predeceased by his parents; and a daughter, Lynn.

The family would like to extend it’s sincere thanks to the emergency room staff and the nurses in ICU at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center.