Robert J. “Bob” Daly

November 18, 2018

Robert J. “Bob” Daly
U.S. Veteran

U.S. Army

Korean War

Robert J. “Bob” Daly – in Woburn, November 18th at eighty nine years of age.  Beloved husband of the late Dorothy E. (Downey) Daly.  Devoted father of Robert J. Daly Jr., his wife Gail of Woburn, Edward Daly, his wife Elana of N. Reading, Deborah Daly of Wilmington, and Scott Daly of Middleton.  Dear brother of the late Mary Phillion, John “Jack” and Charles Daly.  Cherished grandfather of Nicole Kenny, Emily Salemi, and Rebecca Doherty, Casey Chevers, Katelyn Acker, and the late Bryan Cadigan and great grandfather of nine great grandchildren.  A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn Wednesday, November 21st at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Barbara’s Church, 138 Cambridge Rd.,Woburn at 10.  Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to calling hours at the Funeral Home, Tuesday, 3-7 p.m. At the families request remembrances may be made honoring Bob in memory of his late grandson Bryan Cadigan, to the Melanoma Treatment Center, Dana Faber Cancer Institute, 450 Brookline Avenue, Boston MA. 02215-5450.

Robert J. “Bob” Daly passed away at the Winchester Hospital Sunday, November 18th. The beloved husband of the late Dorothy (Downing ) Daly, Bob was eighty nine years of age.

Born in East Boston, Bob was the son of the late Charles M. and Agnes (Cane) Daly. Raised in Burlington, Bob was a graduate of Burlington High School along with the Class of 1947.

Bob married his dear wife Dorothy, to whom he was devoted for fifty six years.

In 1961, they moved to East Woburn, where they raised their four children. Summers were always an adventure in Hampton Beach over the years for vacations.   They always enjoyed hosting backyard cookouts over the years on July Fourth, Labor Day and Memorial Day.

Bob had worked as a machinist for Bay State Knife for a good number of years and then McLean Trucking. Bob began working for the Woburn School Department where he was a very well known custodian at the Shamrock Elementary School. Bob always had a smile and a kind word for both teachers and students, taking great pride in his work, and it showed!

Bob was a very kind and gentle man, who had great devotion to his wife, grandchildren and greatgrandchildren.

Sadly, Bob was predeceased by his wife Dorothy, grandson Bryan Cadigan , along with his siblings Mary Phillion, John “Jack” and Charles Daly.

He is lovingly survived by his devoted children Robert J. Daly Jr., his wife Gail of Woburn, Edward Daly, his wife Elana of N. Reading, Deborah Daly of Wilmington, and Scott Daly of Middleton.  Cherished grandfather of Nicole Kenny, Emily Salemi, and Rebecca Doherty, Casey Chevers, Katelyn Acker, and great grandfather of nine great grandchildren.  A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn Wednesday, November 21st at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Barbara’s Church, 138 Cambridge Rd.,Woburn at 10.  Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to calling hours at the Funeral Home, Tuesday, 3-7 p.m..  At the families request remembrances may be made honoring Bob in memory of his late grandson Bryan Cadigan, to the Melanoma Treatment Center, Dana Faber Cancer Institute, 450 Brookline Avenue, Boston MA. 02215-5450.

 

A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn Wednesday, November 21st at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Barbara’s Church, 138 Cambridge Rd.,Woburn at 10.  Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to calling hours at the Funeral Home, Tuesday, 3-7 p.m..  At the families request remembrances may be made honoring Bob in memory of his late grandson Bryan Cadigan, to the Melanoma Treatment Center, Dana Faber Cancer Institute, 450 Brookline Avenue, Boston MA. 02215-5450.

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  1. Robert DiLorenzo

    Sorry for your loss, I just seen this, wish I could of made service to pay my respects, Mr Daly was the nicest guy when I attended the Shamrock School and he was custodian, RIP Mr. Daly

  2. Bob was the best! Even when the old Shamrock was literally falling apart, Bob kept it spotless and was always there to help kids and staff. I always said I wish all custodians had his attitude and work ethic. He had a warm and friendly personality and was truly a wonderful guy. Rest in Peace, Bob

    Joe Crowley

  3. Joann (Ficaro) Reagan

    I worked with Bob at the Shamrock School until 1981 when I was transferred. He was an awesome guy to work with. Bob was proud of his job, always had a smile on his face, and was willing to help whenever needed. I worked at many schools since then but he and Ed McCall are the only custodians that I remember.

  4. To the entire Daly family: I was deeply saddened to learn of Bob’s passing. He was a great neighbor and more importantly, an unbelievable friend to our entire immediate and extended family. May he rest in peace with the love of his life, and grandson. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Patricia-Marie Maguire-Keenan

  5. RIP Bob, I will always remember your vibrant personality and kindness! A truly special man.
    My heart aches for you and your family Deb, my soul sister and best friend. I wish you peace and wonderful memories.
    Xoxo

  6. We are sincerely sorry for the loss of your Dad.
    Our thoughts and Prayers are with you
    and your family.
    Lou and Donna

  7. Bob and Gail Daly

    Papa you will be greatly missed. You were a wonderful husband, great role model for a dad, a loving grandfather and a sweet great-grandfather. Nobody could have asked for more from you. Rest In Peace with nana and Bryan and in the arms of God.

  8. Patricia Currie (PattyAnn and John)

    Uncle so sorry we cannot be there to say goodby. You will never be forgotten for how could someone as gentle, loving, and caring as you ever be lost in memory. Thank you for always being there for me growing up and for the family. You are now reunited with the love of your life and we all know you will be at peace eternally with each other. Rest now, Uncle, your work is finally finished.

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