Dr. William J. Dadey
Dr. William J. Dadey
Dr. William J. Dadey
Chili - Sunday, February 7, 2021 at age 80. Predeceased by his son and daughter-in-law, Kevin and Pamela (Nicholson) Dadey; granddaughter, MaKenna Dadey; parents, Leo and Gertrude Dadey; siblings, Dr. John Dadey, Mary Jane Murphy and Richard Dadey. Survived by his loving wife, Ann; children, Michael (Rachel), Patrick, Colleen (Brian) Kelly and Christopher; grandchildren, Meghan, Dylan and Evan Kelly, Camryn, Kaitlyn and Ryenne Dadey; brother, Thomas (Joan) Dadey; close family friend, Amie Santillo; and many nieces and nephews.
Bill was a proud graduate of Syracuse University, where he earned many degrees, including his PhD. He earned his varsity letter as a member of the golf team and was also a member of the marching band. Dr. Dadey was Superintendent of Gates-Chili School District from 1977-2003. He received many awards throughout his career, including NYS Superintendent of the Year in 1994. His beloved Syracuse University also honored him with the Letter Winner of Distinction Award in 1998. After retirement, Bill volunteered at Monroe Community Hospital for many years. Bill and Ann spent their winters in Florida playing golf. Bill enjoyed summers on the St. Lawrence River fishing and boating with his family.
Friends are invited to his Funeral Mass Friday 10AM at St. Pius Tenth Church, 3000 Chili Ave. (Seating will be limited due to Covid restrictions) Interment, St. Pius Cemetery. A Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, for those wishing, contributions in Bill's name may be made to his granddaughter, MaKenna's, memorial fund. Please visit
The Read Family
Tuesday - Feb 9, 2021 12:00 am
So sorrowfully touched by your family's loss. Memories abound in the entire community as his touch was felt in countless ways by innumerable people. Know that many feel your loss and stand ready to assist your family in any way you may need. May God bless him, and keep him; may He make His face shine upon him and be gracious unto him; may He lift up His countenance upon him and grant him eternal peace and love...and may the peace that surpasses all understanding be with your family as you celebrate the gifts you received prior to his birth into Heaven.
Deacon Tom and lena murphy jr and family
Wednesday - Feb 10, 2021 12:00 am
I am so sorry for your loss. It must be difficult to continue on with out him. Know that I and my family are praying for you. Aunt Ann I remember all those years ago meeting you for the first time down at Stolp avenue. How much Gertrude to you ,Grandma to me, liked you and thought you were the one for my uncle. It was mentioned in his obituary that you are planning a mass of celebration at a later date.I would like to participate in that please keep me in mind when you have a date. Thanks and I will finish with one of favorite prayers from St Teresa D'Avila Let nothing disturb you. Let nothing frighten you. All things are passing away. God never changes. Patience obtains all things. Those that possess God lack nothing. God alone suffices.
Teresa&Robert Riley
Thursday - Feb 11, 2021 12:00 am
Dr. Dadey was the superintendent at Gates Chili when our children were in school. He was wonderful. He spent time visiting the classrooms and talking with students, teachers, and parents. He was a kind and caring man. We are so sorry for his family and the community for the loss of such a wonderful man. We hope you find comfort in your memories of him. "Those who live in hearts that love, never die."
Norma Bence Grover
Thursday - Feb 11, 2021 12:00 am
The Gates Chili has lost a real servant and leader. As a GC teacher, I was asked to be on the search committee for a sup't. As we read resumes and interviewed,there was no doubt that Dr. Dadey would be our pick. Throughout his years as superintendent and into his retirement, he served GC so generously. May the Lord surround you as a family during these days of adjusting as you go on without him. Thanks for sharing Dr. Bill with our community.
patricia mikols Mikols
Saturday - Feb 13, 2021 12:00 am
Dadey family So sorry for your loss. Saw article in Thursday morning paper. It was a perfect tribute. Our love and prayers Bob and Pat Mikols
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