Joseph E. Daly, MD




     Waterbury - Joseph Edmund Daly, MD, 93, of Waterbury, died at home on Friday, March 1, 2013.
     Dr. Daly leaves his beloved wife of 54 years, Jean (Branz) Daly; his son Joseph E. Daly, Jr. and his wife, Candace, of Rhode Island; his son, Terrance J. Daly, of Florida; his son, Kevin M. Daly and his wife, Cheryl, of Illinois; his daughter, Catherine Canning and her husband, Raymond, of Vermont; his daughter-in-law, Doreen Daly of Wallingford; and his daughter, Barbara Joliat, and her husband, Christopher, of Waterbury. He is predeceased by his first wife, Jacqueline (Dunfey) Daly and their infant son, John, as well as his son, Charles F. Daly of Wallingford. In addition to his children, he leaves 21 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. 
     Born in New Haven, to M.J. and Mary (Fletcher) Daly, Dr. Daly was raised in Waterbury and attended St. Margaret’s Grammar School. He later attended The Taft School, Watertown, and graduated in 1937. He entered the Premedical Program at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA, and graduated in 1941 with a Bachelor of Arts. He had already begun his studies at Tufts Medical School when he volunteered for the Army in 1943 and was given the rank of Private. He eventually attained the rank of Captain and returned to civilian life after a postwar tour of duty in Germany and Italy.
     Dr. Daly returned to Waterbury with his first wife and began to raise a family. After the birth of five children, he tragically lost his wife and infant son. He then decided to pursue his studies in Surgery at The Polyclinic Medical School and Hospital in New York City where he met his second wife, Jean. They were married in 1959 and took up residence in Waterbury.
     He was a Diplomat of the American Board of Surgery, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and served as Chief of Surgery at St. Mary’s Hospital in Waterbury.  He was a lifelong parishioner of the Church of St. Margaret on Willow St, and was a member of the Lions Club, Serra Club, and the Country Club of Waterbury for many years. He was an accomplished pianist and played up until the day of his death.
     Dr. Daly served as Medical Examiner for the city of Waterbury for over forty years, continuing even after his retirement from surgical practice.
     The funeral will be a Requiem Mass at 10:00 am Tuesday, March 5, 2013, at the Church of St. Margaret, 289 Willow Street in Waterbury. There are no calling hours and the burial will be private. The Murphy Funeral Home, 115 Willow St. is in charge of arrangements.
     Memorial contributions may be made to the Prostate Cancer Foundation, 1250 Fourth Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401 ( in memory of his son, Charles, or to the Church of St. Margaret, 289 Willow Street, Waterbury, CT 06710.

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