Leo T. Daly

  • Born: March 4, 1933
  • Died: June 6, 2020
  • Location: Westford, Massachusetts

Westford Healy Funeral Home

57 N Main St
Westford, MA 01886

Tel. (978) 692-6502

Tribute & Message From The Family

Devoted Husband, Father and Grandfather

Leo T. Daly, beloved husband of Ann (MacKissock) Daly, passed away peacefully at his Westford residence surrounded by his family on Saturday, June 6, 2020. He was 87 years old.

Born in Lowell on March 4, 1933, he was a son of the late Leo M. and Nora A. (Linehan) Daly. Leo grew up in Lowell and graduated from Keith Academy. He and Ann were first introduced by a mutual friend when they were freshman. They were married on October 10, 1954 at the Sacred Heart Parish in Lowell. He and Ann moved their family to Westford in 1970. Leo was a firefighter for the City of Lowell, serving as a tillerman on Ladder 3. He then worked for several years as a construction supervisor for Cumberland Farms, traveling throughout New England. He later moved on to becoming a building commissioner for the city of Lowell and then the town of Andover, before finally coming home and retiring as the building commissioner for the town of Westford.

Leo was the ultimate handyman and always had an ongoing woodworking project. Leo also loved to drive everywhere. His "mystery" rides with family always ended always ended at the beach. Sunday dinners were legendary at Ann and Leo's house. Their favorite time together was always with their children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, extended family and friends around them. The Daly house was always full of family and friends.

Leo was willing to help anyone and preferred to work behind the scenes without fanfare. He will be remembered as being one of a kind.

Leo was a faithful communicant of St. Catherine of Alexandria Parish in Westford.

Surviving him besides his wife Ann, with whom he celebrated 65 years of marriage, are his seven children and their spouses; Timothy Daly of Virginia Beach, VA, Cynthia and Carl Herrmann of Chelmsford, Ma, Thomas Daly of Derry, NH, Susan Daly of Westford, Ma, Mary and Bernard Meyler of South Yarmouth, Ma, Steven and Lorie Daly of Port Orange, FL, Brian Daly and Julie Wilson of Tyngsboro, Ma; Twelve grandchildren: Sean Daly, Jason Daly, Erin Mauro, Beth Condley, Christopher Herrmann, Audrey Daly, Katelyn Andreopoulos, Lindsay Lemire, Ben Meyler, Ian Daly, Zachary Lawrence and Joseph Daly; thirteen great grandchildren; two brothers: William Daly of Lowell, James (Karen) Daly of Stoneham; and several nieces and nephews. He was also the sister of the late Patricia Ready.

Due to current gathering restrictions, funeral services for Leo will be private and a memorial celebration will be held at a later date.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Sue- so sorry to hear of Leo's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Posted by Kathy Foss - Lowell, MA - Family Friend   June 24, 2020

Tom and Family, we were so sorry to hear of the loss of your father.

Posted by Bob and Laurel Costello - Revere, MA - Friend   June 18, 2020

We were saddened to hear of Leos passing. We have fond memories of Leo. Our thoughts and prayers to Ann and the family.

Posted by Wayne & Leslie Beauregard - Friend   June 12, 2020

Dear Ann,
So sorry to hear of Leo's passing, he was a great friend to me and Pat and I will miss him. Leo taught me a lot in our time as BI's and all the good times on the Cape. Love Ron & Pat Wetmore

Posted by Ronald Wetmore - Chelmsford, MA - Friend   June 11, 2020

Leo was one year ahead of me at the Sacred Heart School. However, one year they combined the 8th grade boys and the 7th grade boys into one class under the legendary Sister Berchmans and so we were together for that entire year. We also both attended a great high school - Keith Academy.

Many years later, I remember seeing Leo and Ann when, as a priest, I celebrated Mass several times at St. Catherine's. Although we didn't see much of each other, I remember the Dalys as a wonderful Catholic family.

Ann and family, please accept my condolences and assurance of prayers, Please take good care of yourselves.

Walter Roberts
Brattleboro, Vermont
Sacred Heart School, class of '47

P.S. Leo led a great Christian life. Sister Berchmans would certainly be proud of him.

Posted by Walter Roberts - Classmate   June 11, 2020

I am so sorry to hear about Leo. My thoughts and prayers to all.

Posted by Anne Wentzell - Leominster, MA - friend   June 10, 2020


So very sorry for your loss. My heart is with you all today.

Posted by Jeannine McKay - Derry, NH - Family Friend   June 10, 2020

Deepest condolences to the Daly Family thoughts and prayers. I will always remember Leo for instructing me how to drive a tiller.

Posted by Donald Parsons - Westford, MA - Coworker   June 10, 2020

So very sorry to hear of Leo's passing. He was such a good (and curmudgeonly) man!! Thinking of all Leo and Ann's family and sending our thoughts and condolences.

Posted by Kate & Tom Linehan& Evans - Naples, FL - Family   June 09, 2020

Ann and the Daly family sorry for your loss.He will be in our thoughts and prayers
Ed & Carole Daly Naples Florida

Posted by Edward & Carole Daly - Friend   June 09, 2020

Sorry to hear that news...worked with Leo in the town hall for many years...always a gentleman. Mickey Crocker

Posted by Helena Crocker - WESTFORD, MA - Friend   June 09, 2020

So sorry for your loss to you and family

Posted by Bill&Chris Corr - Westford, MA - Friend   June 09, 2020

We will always warmly remember Pup and his many, many stories. My deepest sympathy is with you all. We love you.

Posted by Jess and Colin Kinney - Derry, NH - Acquaintance   June 09, 2020

Leo you will be missed by all you touched, I'm sure the Lord will have much need for your carpenter skills. Thank you for all the help and guidance you gave me. My sympathies and prayers are with the entire Daly clan.

Posted by W. Michael Burke - Rio Rancho, NM - Family Friend   June 09, 2020

May the love of friends and family carry you through this difficult time. Fondly remembering "Grampy Lee Lo", as the grand children called him. Love a d prayers sent to all the family.

Posted by Bob & Diane Doyle - Friend   June 09, 2020

Remembering all the fun times, teasing and jokes we would have before or after Cyndi & I would be 'cruisin to the oldees for ice cream runs, beach, wherever!' Will be missed! Our sympathies go out to Ma Daly and the entire family. Hugs ooo

Posted by Eileen Cunniffe-Labrecque - North Andover, MA - Family Friend   June 08, 2020

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