2011-06-29 / Obituaries

Philip A. Dailey, Jr.

Philip A. Dailey, Jr., 88, a lifelong resident of CrotononHudson, NY, passed away at Sky View Rehabilitation and Health Care.

Philip was born on September 27, 1927, to the late Philip and Helen Dailey of Croton. He attended Croton schools.

On June 28, 1952, he married Marilyn Ann Wood in Tarrytown. She predeceased him on August 6. 1988.

He is survived by his daughter Suzanne Shapiro and her husband Barry of Rhinebeck; his son, Philip F. Dailey and his wife Mary, of Tinton Falls, NJ; four grandchildren, Tiffany Shapiro of Wappingers Falls, Kelly Tasch and her husband Stephen of Poughkeepsie, and Brian and Elizabeth Dailey of Tinton Falls. Philip is also great grandfather of Emma and Ryan Tasch. His younger sister, Shirley Engelbride and her husband Edward, reside in Cold Spring. He was predeceased by his older sister Helen Caterino of Escondido, CA. He also leaves behind many nieces and nephews.

Philip was a devout Catholic and a longtime parishioner of St. Christopher’s Church in Buchanan, NY. He proudly served his country in the United States Navy during both World War II and the Korean War. Philip had a distinguished 17-year career with Penn Central, Conrail, and Metro-North Railroads. He was known as “Croton Phil” to conductors and engineers on the Hudson Division. He was well-respected by his peers as well as the people he served. He retired from Metro-North Railroad in 1993.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Tuesday, June 21at St. Christopher’s Church, Buchanan, with interment at Bethel Cemetery, Croton. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in Philip’s name to Dominican Sisters Family Health Service, 299 North Highland Ave., Ossining, NY 10562. 914-941-1654, www.dsfhs.org.

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