Scratchrel Daley

Scratchrel Daley, of Dorchester, October 22, 2012. Fondly called Scratchie, Scratchrel Daley was the third child born to Ellen and Samuel Daley on March 10, 1946 in Kitson Town, St. Catherine, Jamaica, West Indies.  He attended the Kitson Town Primary School and graduated passing the First, Second and Third Jamaica Local Exams.  He attended Cobla Trade Training Center and Knox College graduating with a certificate in Lithography in 1963.  He worked at the Jamaica Gleaner Company as a printer for a short time. In 1965 he joined the Jamaica Constabulary Force and served as a Police Officer stationed in Cedar Valley St. Thomas and later transferred to Hunts Bay Station in Kingston, Jamaica. He migrated to the United States in 1969 and lived in New York with his then wife Lurline and the union produced son Steven Patrick Daley.  He later moved to Boston where he was reunited with beloved Sylvie, this union produced a son Peyton Daley. He worked at General Dynamics Shipyard in Quincy for over 10 years as a ship fitter until the plant closed.  During this time he also worked at Mass Eye and Ear Infirmary as a HVAC mechanic where he completed 38 years of service.  He was planning his retirement in November 2012. He enjoyed listening to music, watching Politics on his favorite station MSNBC and spending time with family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Sutilda Parker and brother Dudley Hill. He became ill in July 2012 and fought a courageous battle with Gastric cancer.  He passed away peacefully at Spaulding Rehab Hospital surrounded by his family. He leaves to mourn, his wife Jestina (Sylvie), sons Steven and Peyton, 3 grandsons Demari, Jaire and Jordan, a granddaughter April, sister Ambrozene Daley-Coleman, brother Roderick Nathan Daley in England, 13 nephews, 15 nieces other relatives, friends and coworkers.  He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Funeral service at Greenwood Memorial Methodist Church, Saturday November 10 at 10:00 AM. Visitation begins at 9:00 AM at the church. Interment Saint Michael’s Cemetery.