Jan. 6, 1937-Dec. 26, 2018
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Joan Louise Dailey passed away peacefully at home in the presence of family on Dec. 26, 2018. Joan will be forever loved and missed by her husband of 57 years, Richard Dailey, their four children, Michael Dailey (Liz), Jennifer Dailey, Jeff Dailey (Kathy), and Anne Hill (Andy), and eight grandchildren. She was very close to her sister, Janice Catalano of Moraga, as well many beloved cousins, nieces and nephews. She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandma, aunt, cousin and friend.
She was born in Oakland, CA to Eda and Louis Zavattaro and raised in Albany. Joan attended Albany High and UC Berkeley, where she met her husband. She began her career as an elementary school teacher, and after her children were born she stayed home and dedicated herself to her family. As her kids got older she returned to work as a teacher’s aide. Joan was a dedicated volunteer and a member of the Assistance League of Amador Valley. She was active in many local clubs and loved to cook, sew, walk, garden, travel and read, but most of all she loved to be with her family.