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Maureen V. (O'Brien) Daly
September 22, 1939 ~ August 15, 2023 (age 83) 83 Years Old
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Of Poughkeepsie, NY (formerly West Roxbury, Quincy, Brockton & Arlington, MA) August 15, 2023. Age 83. Beloved wife of the late Maurice J. Daly of Quincy, MA and infinitely devoted mother of their sons Mark J. and his wife Mary Pat Reeve of Arlington, MA and Brian C. and his wife Faith Golden of Poughkeepsie, NY, and especially to her six grandchildren Em, Simon, Callum and Joy Daly and Maia and Tessa Golden-Daly. Cherished daughter of the late Charlie and Doris O’Brien of West Roxbury, loving sister to Carol Barrett (Woburn, MA), Paul O’Brien (NY, NY), Roberta York (Watertown, MA) and Theresa O’Brien-Horan (Walpole, MA) and devoted and beloved aunt to 19 nieces and nephews and their many children.
Maureen graduated with a BS in English from the School of Education at Boston College in 1961 and maintained a lifelong dedication to all things maroon and gold. She was gifted with a superb soprano voice and was a member of the St. Theresa’s Choir under the direction of BSO organist, Berj Zamkochian, and participated in the B.C. School of Education cabarets as well being a member of the B.C. Dramatic Society, where she played Veta Mae Simmons in a production of Harvey. She was a school teacher with the Jesuit Missions at St. Mary’s College at Above Rocks, Jamaica after graduating from BC and then later in the Boston area before beginning to raise a family in 1967. She and Maurice were residents of Brockton for more than thirty years and for many years she was a volunteer school librarian at the Gilmore Elementary School.
Funeral from the MacDonald Rockwell & MacDonald Funeral Home at 270 Main St. Watertown Wed. August 23, at 9 AM followed by Funeral Mass in the Church of St. Ignatius 28 Commonwealth Ave., Chestnut Hill at 10 AM. Relatives and friends kindly invited. Visiting hours Tuesday 4 to 7 PM. Interment Mt. Auburn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the International Ministries of the Jesuits at sjnen.org/donate-now