Henry F. Daley Jr. ’51

Henry F. Daley Jr. ’51 died on April 4, 2005, in Canton, Massachusetts.

Born on November 9, 1928, in Allston, MA, he prepared for college at Cambridge High and Latin School and served in the U.S. Army from 1944 to 1946, attaining the rank of staff sergeant during World War II. After attending Maine Central Institute at Pittsfield for a year, he entered Bowdoin and became a member of Chi Psi Fraternity. Following his graduation in 1950 as a member of the Class of 1951, he taught mathematics and was the football coach at Rockland High School in Maine for two years. In 1952, he joined Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, where he became chief underwriter of casualty insurance. He retired in 1988. He served in 1974-75 as president of Mutual Underwriters Association of New England, was member of the Northeastern School of Insurance advisory board in 1974-75, and was a parish council officer at St. Mary of the Hills Church in Milton, where he sang in the choir for more than 40 years. In 2001, the church gave him an award for his years of service. He also received a proclamation from the town of Milton for his community service, and for many years he coached a Milton Youth Hockey League team. Surviving are his wife, Catherine Coleman Daley, whom he married in 1954; a daughter, Dr. Jean M. Daley ’80 and her husband, John Ottaviani ’79, of Cumberland, RI; a brother, James Daley of Watertown, MA; three sisters, Rita Donovan of Watertown, Teresa Lambert of Chestnut Hill, MA, and Joan Daley of California; and three grandchildren.