Gerald J. Daly, Esq., 80, of Danbury, husband of Carol (Ullrich) Daly, died surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, November 8, 2020, at his home.
Affectionately known as “Jerry”, he was born in Yonkers, NY, on October 24, 1940, a son of the late Jeremiah A. and Bernice (Kroll) Daly. He attended St. Denis Parochial School of South Yonkers until 1955 when the Daly family relocated to Danbury. He graduated from Danbury High School with the Class of 1958, graduated from the University of Connecticut in 1962 with a B.S. degree in Accounting. He joined the United States Air Force in January of 1963 and while serving in Germany he entered a Master's Program with the University of Southern California and received a Masters of Aerospace Operations Management in 1967.
Upon leaving the United States Air Force in 1969, he attended Fordham University School of Law graduating with a Juris Doctorate Degree in 1972. He was admitted to the State of CT Bar that year and proceeded to work as a staff attorney under Theodore A. Gemza. Later, he became a partner and ultimately sole owner in the firm, Gemza and Daly. In 2014, Jerry became of counsel to the Chipman Mazzucco law firm. He remained at the firm until his retirement in 2017.
Mr. Daly served as a Member of the Board of Directors of the CT Attorneys Title Insurance Company for a number of years. He also served as a member and Chairman of the Tarrywile Park Authority for 19 years. He was an active member of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church of Danbury where he served as a trustee and was a recipient of the St. Augustine Medal instituted by Archbishop William E. Lori, then Bishop of Bridgeport, to recognize the "unsung heroes" who unselfishly give of their time and talents to develop and sustain parish communities. He was an avid UCONN Ladies Basketball fan and enjoyed taking long country ”roads less traveled” car trips. He will be sorely missed.
In addition to his wife Carol of 46 years, Mr. Daly is survived by a daughter, Christine F. Saudo and her husband, Justin, and their children, Connor, Kasey, and Kaitlyn of Apex, NC; a sister, Bernice Willson and her husband William of Thousand Oaks, CA; sister and brother in law, Jack and Frances Flynn of Danbury, sister in law Dodi Daly of Ruppert, VT and brother in law, Charles Ullrich of Newtown, CT and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, cousins, colleagues and many friends. In addition to his parents, Mr. Daly was predeceased by a brother, William A. Daly.
A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Friday, November 13, 2020, at 10 AM at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, Danbury. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the funeral mass will be private. To view the funeral mass live stream, please visit the Sacred Heart Parish YouTube page at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoPHw1P-Yjywvjbtp7kpKpQ?view_as=subscriber or http://www.jowdykanefuneralhome.com
Graveside funeral services and burial will take place on Friday, November 13, 2020, at 11:30 AM in Section 19 of St. Peter Cemetery, Danbury. Social distancing and facial coverings are required for those in attendance. Contributions in Jerry’s memory may be made to Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, 46 Stone St., Danbury 06810 or Regional Hospice and Palliative Care of Western CT, 30 Milestone Rd., Danbury, CT 06810.
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