Brian F. Dailey, 70, formerly of Marlborough

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Brian F. DaileyPunta Gorda, Fla. – Brian F. Dailey, 70, of Punta Gorda, Fla., formerly of Marlborough, died Saturday, May 12, 2018 in Florida.

He was the son of Mildred (Lily) Eskew and her husband Mark of Lexington, S.C. and the late Walter Dailey. He was also the brother of the late Lori Torbert.

Brian attended Marlborough High School prior to serving in the U.S. Air Force and then went on to graduate from UMass Lowell with a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice. He used his degree to serve as a police officer for the City of Marlborough and was awarded a medal of valor by the city of Marlborough in 1988. Brian retired as a Sergeant from the police force in 2001.

Upon his retirement, Brian moved to Florida where he enjoyed boating, fly fishing, kayaking and golfing when he first moved there. He was an avid reader and enjoyed collecting books. He always had his four-legged fur babies, Lorenzo and Shelby, by his side.

Brian had a lifelong love and appreciation of art and was an artist himself. He enjoyed painting, drawing and glass blowing and took many art classes at Pine Island Art Association in Matlacha, Fla. and the Visual Arts center in Punta Gorda, Fla.

He was also a member of the Marlborough Police Command Officers Union and the Marlborough Fish and Game.

Brian was a wonderful man and father and will be greatly missed.

Besides his mother and her husband Brian, is survived by his daughter, Heather Miranda and her husband Jose of Hopedale; his stepson, Rob Davignon and his wife Jenine of Feeding Hills; his brother, Jamie Michaelson and his wife Debra of Columbia, S.C.; his sisters, Terry Moxley and her husband Bill of Alpharetta, Ga., Lorraine Nelson and her husband Bill of Newfane, N.Y. and Maureen Dailey of West Seneca, N.Y.; and his grandchildren, Rachel Miranda, Chase, Luke and Corinne Davignon. He is also survived by his former wife, Vicki (Pettit) Dailey of Punta Gorda, Fla., as well as many nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours will be held Wednesday, June 20, from 5-7 p.m., at the Slattery Funeral Home, Inc., 40 Pleasant St., Marlborough. A funeral Mass will be held Thursday, June 21, at 11 a.m., at Immaculate Conception Church, 11 Prospect St., Marlborough.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Pine Island Art Association, 4577 Pine Island Rd., Matlacha, FL 33993.