Dracut — M. Virginia (Cossette) Dailey, 84, a resident of Dracut, died Friday, March 8, 2013 at a local health care facility with her loving family by her side. She was the wife of the late Joseph A. Dailey, Jr.
Born in Lowell on September 12, 1928, she was a daughter of the late Arthur P. and Mary (Gill) Cossette.
Mrs. Dailey was a graduate of St. Michael Parochial School and Keith Hall Catholic High School. She retired from the Modern Floor Company in Lowell where she worked as a bookkeeper, and had been previously employed by the town of Dracut in the assessor’s office. She was a communicant of St. Mary Magdalen Church in Tyngsboro.
Mrs. Dailey leaves five sons, Joseph A. “Jad” Dailey of Dracut, James F. Dailey and his life partner, Ronald F. Mauriello of Wakefield, Arthur P. Dailey and his wife, Bessy of Derry, N.H., Commander Thomas M. Dailey, USN and his wife, Donna of Fleming Island, Fla. and Edward M. Dailey and his life partner, Elizabeth Haarlander of Manchester, N.H.; a sister, Dolores Paquin of Lowell; nine grandchildren, Joey, Erin, Timothy, Michael, Tiffanie, Ashley, Alex, Amber and Fiona; three great-grandchildren, Ethan, Conor and Doree; two sisters-in-law, Elizabeth Dailey of Wisconsin and Patricia Dailey of Lowell; also several nieces and nephews. She was the mother-in-law of the late, Doreen Dailey, sister-in-law of the late, William Paquin, Francis M. Dailey and Charles R. Dailey.
ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends may call at the McKenna-Ouellette Funeral Home, 327 Hildreth Street, Lowell, from 4 until 8 p.m. on Tuesday. Her funeral mass will be celebrated on Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. in St. Michael Church, 543 Bridge St., Lowell. Burial in St. Patrick Cemetery, Lowell. For those who wish, donations in Virginia’s name may be made to Merrimack Valley Hospice, 360 Merrimack St., Bldg. 9, Lawrence, MA 01843 or to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. For directions or condolences, please visit www.mckennaouellette.com