December 2, 2023

James D. Dady


Rehoboth – James D. Dady, 90 of Rehoboth passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 30, 2023 at the Marian Manor in Taunton.

He was the loving husband of Sylvia (Reale) Dady, whom he was married to for over 25 years. James was born in Brooklyn, NY, a son of the late James and Dorothy (Berry) Dady.  He was a Chief Engineer for Sunoco for many years before retiring.

James loved his country and was a proud US Navy Veteran serving during the Korean War on the USS Wisconsin BB64.  While serving in the Navy, James received the National Defense Service Medal, Navy Occupational Medal, United Nations Service Medal, and the Korean Service Medal with 1 star.

Mr. Dady lived in Rehoboth since the early 1970’s, coming from Broad Channel, NY. He was a parishioner of the former St. Mary’s Church Seekonk, now Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Church. He was also a member of the American Legion Post 302 – Rehoboth and VFW of Norton. James enjoyed reading, travel, and woodworking, using his expertise to craft his own furniture and build his home in Rehoboth.

James loved being near the ocean as much as possible. He especially enjoyed taking car rides to spend time at the waterfront in Plymouth MA with his wife Sylvia or dining out with his family. He loved to sail, and he was proud to build a sailboat for his grandson.

James cherished his family and was the father of James Dady III and his wife Susan, Todd Dady and his wife Dawn, Anthony Dady and his wife Penny, Glen Dady and his wife Lynn, and Rachel Patrizzo. He was also the father of the late Christopher Dady and father in law of Debbie Dady. He also leaves his stepchildren Joseph Cunha and Stacy Joseph.  James was the brother of Jeffrey Dady and Joseph Dady, and the brother of the late John Dady, Jay Dady, and Jeremiah Dady. He was the proud grandfather of 10 and great grandfather of 2.

His funeral service will be held Tuesday April 4, 2023, at 6:30pm in the REBELLO FUNERAL HOME, 901 Broadway,  East Providence.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Calling hours are Tuesday April 4, 2023, from 4:00pm – 7:00pm at the funeral home.

Donations in his memory may be made to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, PO Box 849168 Boston, MA 02284 or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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