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William W. Daley

February 25, 1937 ~ May 28, 2021 (age 84)

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William Walsh (Bill, WW) Daley, a Trumbull, CT, resident since 1970, went to meet his maker on May 28, 2021. The beloved husband of Barbara McIntosh Daley for more than 60 years, Bill was born in Middletown, CT, on February 25, 1937. Son of the late Edward Joseph and Claire Walsh Daley, Bill would often remark about how grateful he was to have been born when he was and where he was - in the USA - to two such wonderful parents. He also felt blessed to have met and married Barbara and to have had three such wonderful children with her, all under the care and protection of a loving and merciful God. He leaves, in addition to Barbara, sons Christopher Michael and his wife Denise of Fairfield, CT; Timothy Edward and his wife Jenny of Easton, CT; and his favorite and only daughter, Mary Ellen of Black Rock, CT. He also leaves grandchildren Ryan William, Meghan Claire, Connor David, Emma Leigh and Cole William - all Daleys. He loved all of his children and grandchildren. He also loved his dogs Kelly, Molly and Nellie, as well as his Dodgers (who he saw play in 36 major league parks), Patriots, Bruins and Villanova basketball Wildcats. His Irish roots were also a passion, and he spent many hours researching them as a member of the Gaelic American Club genealogy group. He was predeceased by his brother, Edward Joseph Daley, Jr., of Chatham, MA. He is survived by his brother Robert Frank Daley and wife Guyla in Blakely, GA, his sister-in-law Patricia in Chatham, and their families. Bill graduated from Woodrow Wilson High in Middletown, CT, as the valedictorian of his class and was an honors graduate of Wesleyan University, also in Middletown. While there, Bill was president of the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity. He was a 40+ year veteran of General Electric, where he attained executive positions in sales and marketing and also served as an officer (Lt.) in the US Coast Guard Reserve. Other accomplishments of which he was most proud - both during his work years and in retirement - were his activities with children as a coach and umpire for Little League, coach for Babe Ruth baseball, fundraiser for the Trumbull Youth Hockey program, and co-founder of the Trumbull High School varsity hockey program. He also volunteered with Literacy Volunteers of America, served as a mentor and reader at the Multicultural Magnet School in Bridgeport, CT, and was a board member of the School Volunteers Association. In this latter role, Bill pioneered a very successful pre-K to grade 2 tutoring program at the Geraldine Johnson School in Bridgeport, and later served on their School Governance Council. Bill was a communicant of Christ the King (RC) parish in Trumbull and served at various times on the parish council as a lector and as head of lectors. Bill also served as treasurer of the alumni association of his fraternity, which kept him in touch with today’s undergraduates. He was recognized for his service to the DKE alumni organization in 2013, being named a Rampant Lion. Bill and Barbara traveled the world, and his favorite destination was Chatham, MA. Bill will be remembered for his quick wit, endearing sense of humor, and creative wordsmithery. Whether on a phone call or in person, Bill never missed the opportunity to tell those closest to him that he loved them, always ending with “Love to All.” A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, June 3, 2021, at 10:30a.m., meeting directly in Christ the King Church 4700 Madison Ave, Trumbull, CT 06611. Interment will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Trumbull. In lieu of flowers, please donate to either Christ the King or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, www.stjude.org. on his behalf. To send online condolences please visit www.redgatehennessy.com


Services

Mass of Christian Burial
Thursday
June 3, 2021

10:30 AM
Christ the King Church
4700 Madison Avenue
Trumbull, CT

Interment following funeral service
Thursday
June 3, 2021

Gate of Heaven Cemetery
1056 Daniels Farm Road
Trumbull, CT 06611

Cemetery

Gate of Heaven Cemetery
1056 Daniels Farm Road
Trumbull, CT 06611

Donations

Christ the King Church
4700 Madison Avenue, Trumbull CT

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856
Web: http://www.stjude.org/

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