Rodney Dale Conley

Rodney Dale Conley

Rodney Dale Conley of Bristol passed away December 9th, 2021, at his home after a hard fought 5-year battle with cancer.  Rod was born on July 22nd, 1944, in Barton, VT. 

After graduating from high school, Rod joined the Navy and came out as an E5 after 4 years.

Rod worked at Simmonds Precision/Goodrich for 38 years, until his retirement.

He spent much of his free time participating in sports. He played broom hockey, was a pitcher in softball into his early 60’s and was a softball umpire until he was 72. Rod was an avid golfer and enjoyed bowling on various leagues for 40 years. He was most proud of his perfect games, bowling 5 – 300 games after the age of 68.

He was a charter member of the Eagles club in Vergennes and member of the Vergennes American Legion.

He leaves behind his loving wife Linda, of 40 years, his two adult children Jason Conley (East Braintree, VT) and Kerry Conley (New Haven, VT), two older brothers Royce Conley and wife Lillian (Glover, VT), and Raymond Conley (Glover, VT), six grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, and close friend Jim Hines of Bristol.

Visiting hours will be held Thursday, December 16th from 5 to 8 Brown-McClay Funeral Home in Bristol. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. on Friday, December 17th at Brown-McClay Funeral Home in Bristol. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery in Bristol.

In lieu of flowers please send contributions to the American Cancer Society, Vermont Affiliate, 55 Day Lane, Williston, VT 05495.

To send online condolences to his family or for those who can’t attend the funeral service can watch the video of the service which will be located on the bottom of the obit please visit

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John I Pettis
2 years ago

My condolences to the Conley family. I worked with Rod at Simmonds/Goodrich for all of his career years at Simmonds/Goodrich and he was always a great person to work with. Thank you for your service, Rod.

2 years ago

I wanted to send my condolences to Rod’s family. He and I worked together for so many years at Simmonds/Goodrich, etc. He was truly a good friend to everyone and I remember him talking about how much he loved his coaching time. Rod will surely be missed.

With my deepest sympathy.

Mary Harrison

Brown Mcclay Funeral Homes