Duane (Duey) Leslie Daley, age 76, passed away peacefully on June 10, 2023, at his home after a three-year battle with cancer with family and friends by his side.

He was born Aug. 7, 1946 to Donald and Thelma Daley. After graduating from St Johnsbury Trade School, he joined the US Army and was stationed in France, Germany and Fort Hood Texas.

On Christmas Eve 1965 (while on weekend pass), he married his high school sweetheart Linda McGennis and they were married for 57 years. He worked in the railroad industry for 38 years as brakeman, conductor and later as an engineer for CP, CN, Amtrak Vermonter and the Downeaster, out of Portland, and numerous other railroads. He was the first engineer to retire from Amtrak’s Downeaster.

Duey enjoyed going to hunting camp in Bloomfield, Vermont, with his father and family as well as going to Oxford Casino. He spent his summers working for OOB Parking Enforcement and later as parking attendant for the American Legion. He was active in the American Legion Post 57 and was bingo officer. He was loved by the bingo players and fellow Legionnaires.

He was predeceased by his father Donald Daley and mother Thelma (Desrosiers) Daley and brother Michael; as well as father-in-law Robert McGennis and mother-in-law Arlene (Nutter) McGennis, brothers-in-law Thomas Shappy, Richard Hall, sister-in-law Mildred (McGennis) Joslin, niece Christine Joslin and his two fur babies, Oliver and Tyson.

He is survived by his loving wife, Linda (McGennis) Daley, and his loving children, Kimberly Archuleta and husband Steven of San Diego, Bethany Daley and significant other Jon Joseph of Ludlow, Massachusetts, two grandchildren – Kali (Gale) Piazza and husband Jesse, Nicolas Gale of Woodville, New Hampshire, and three great-grandchildren – Kaylanii, Maddox and Brayden of San Diego. Siblings Nancy Bedard and husband Douglas of Florida, Donna and husband Earl of Georgia and Judith Daley of Pennsylvania; as well as sisters-in-law Jean Vaughn and Gloria Hall of Arizona, Penny Densmore and friend Yvie of Vermont, and brother-in-law Roger Joslin of Vermont and many nieces, nephews and extended family.

A Celebration of Life will be held Wednesday Aug. 16 from 2 to 4 p.m. at American Legion Post 57, 14 Memorial St., Old Orchard Beach, followed by a family celebration at his home. Burial will be at a later date in Bloomfield, Vermont.

Online condolence messages can be submitted at www.mainefuneral.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to American Cancer Society or Hospice of Southern Maine, 390 Route 1, Scarborough ME 04074, for their comfort and support in his final days.

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