Catherine (Tedesco) Daly

February 18, 2019

Catherine (Tedesco) Daly

Catherine (Tedesco) Daly – Woburn, Monday February 18th at ninety-six years of age. Beloved wife to the late Bernard Daly. Cherished mother of Brenda Tehranian and late husband Nasser of Pembroke formerly of Pocasset , Dennis Daly and his wife Linda of Duxbury, and Catherine Woodbury and her husband Daniel of Wilmington. Dear sister of Ida Lillian Webb and her late husband Keith, of Woburn,  the late Edward Tedesco and his late wife Loredana of Gloucester, the late Walter Tedesco and his wife Gloria of Woburn and John Tedesco. Cherished grandmother of eleven grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren. A Funeral will be held from the Lynch – Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main St. Woburn, on Friday, February 22nd at 11:15 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn at 11:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to calling hours Friday morning from 9:30 – 11:15 a.m., prior to the Mass. Remembrances may be made in honor of Catherine to the Perkins School for the Blind, 175 North Beacon Street Watertown, MA 02472 and Angelman Syndrome Foundation, 75 Executive Drive, Suite 327 Aurora, IL 60504.

Catherine (Tedesco) Daly, a lifelong resident of Woburn, died peacefully, Monday, February 18th, surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of 54 years to the late Bernard Daly. 

Born in San Pietro a Maida, Italy with the birth name of Nicolina Caterina Ida Tedesco, Catherine was the daughter of the late Joseph and Emilia (Ferroviera) Tedesco. In 1929 Catherine and her family immigrated to America aboard the S.S. Augustus to start a new life.

Catherine was a talented seamstress, a skill learned during WWII at Gulfport Field, Biloxi, MS where she helped with the war effort, making and repairing clothes for the troops. She later worked at Boston’s Garment District designing and making dresses, as well as, modeling women’s clothing. 

While at a baby christening with her friends, Catherine met the love of her life, Bernard. Catherine had been suffering from a toothache that night and had mentioned it to Bernie, he pulled some strings and got a doctor to open his office to see her on that Sunday night. The rest was history!

They would go on to make their home on Main Street in the southend of Woburn, where they raised three loving children, Brenda, Dennis, and Catherine.

Catherine was passionate about her family, sewing, gardening, shopping and scratch tickets, and had a special passion for helping others.  She involved herself in charitable pursuits, most notably as an officer in “Community Friends” an organization focused on improving the lives of the residents of Metropolitan State Hospital.  

Catherine will always be remembered for her commitment and loyalty to her friends and family, as well as her vivacious, loving, kind, and generous nature.  

Catherine is survived and will be deeply missed by her children, Brenda Tehranian and late husband Nasser of Pembroke formerly of Pocasset , Dennis Daly and his wife Linda of Duxbury, and Catherine Woodbury and her husband Daniel of Wilmington. She was the dear sister of Ida Lillian Webb and her late husband Keith, of Woburn,  the late Edward Tedesco and his late wife Loredana of Gloucester, the late Walter Tedesco and his wife Gloria of Woburn and the late John Tedesco. Cherished grandmother of eleven grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren. 

A Funeral will be held from the Lynch – Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main St. Woburn, on Friday, February 22nd at 11:15 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn at 11:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to calling hours Friday morning from 9:30 – 11:15 a.m., prior to the Mass. Remembrances may be made in honor of Catherine to the Perkins School for the Blind, 175 North Beacon Street Watertown, MA 02472 and Angelman Syndrome Foundation, 75 Executive Drive, Suite 327 Aurora, IL 60504.

A Funeral will be held from the Lynch – Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main St. Woburn, on Friday, February 22nd at 11:15 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn at 11:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to calling hours Friday morning from 9:30 – 11:15 a.m., prior to the Mass. Remembrances may be made in honor of Catherine to the Perkins School for the Blind, 175 North Beacon Street Watertown, MA 02472 and Angelman Syndrome Foundation, 75 Executive Drive, Suite 327 Aurora, IL 60504.

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  1. Our Condolences to your entire Family. We often remember the fond memories of the many dinners with Catherine & Laurel. Our Best Wishes,
    John & Honey Navarro

  2. Jordan and Judy Olin

    Judy and I are so sorry for your loss. Our love and condolences to the entire family. May her memory be as a blessing.

  3. JARMILA TŘÍSKOVÁ

    Thinking of you all in Prague, on this sad day of last farewell to Catherine, whom we first met at the happy occasion of Joey&Kamilka´s wedding. We´ll keep her in our memory from that day.

  4. Nancy O'Connor Mondello

    Brenda and family, I was saddened to read of your Mothers passing. I liked her so much. Before I moved to Andover, I would run into her around
    woburn and last time that I remember, it was in Walgreens. She was such a lovely lady, soft spoken and very welcoming to her home. I remember especially when you were up for the halloween parade, I would come across the street from my sisters house on John Street and visit. I am in Florida until April and sorry that I will miss the services. Please know that I will certainly keep Kay in my thoughts and prayers. Rest in Peace dear friend. Sending Love to all the family at this sad time. Nancy ( O’Connor) and Vic Mondello

  5. Catherine was a kind and loving person- she was best friends with my mother Laurel Farino who passed away in 1999- I will always remember her with my mother and was like a second mother to me. My thoughts are with her children Brenda, Dennis and Cathy.

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