Marlborough – Ernest “Jim” W. Daley Jr., 93, of Marlborough, died at his home, surrounded by his loving family, on March 6, 2021.
He was born in Marlborough, the son of the late Ernest and Helen (Reeves) Daley. He graduated from Marlborough High School, Class of ’47, and attended Worcester State College and Boston University.
Jim was a Staff Sergeant in the U.S. Air Force, serving as a cryptologist during the Korean War from 1950-1954. He worked in Insurance for over 40 years.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Carol E. (Lafleur) Daley of Marlborough; a daughter, Ellen M. Mahoney and her husband Mark of Scottsdale, Ariz.; a son, Timothy P. Daley and his long-time girlfriend Lindsay Ann Monroe of Marlborough; two granddaughters, Erin Elizabeth Mahoney and Meghan Mary Mahoney, as well as many nieces and nephews, especially his niece, Kit Josephson. He was predeceased by his daughter, Mary Beth Daley, in 1984; two brothers, William and Norman; and two sisters, Hazel Hughes and Delma Manning.
Jim was a member of the Marlborough Country Club for over 50 years. He enjoyed sports especially baseball and football and had season tickets to the New England Patriots for 20 years. He was one of the original four founders of the United Way of Marlborough; was a member of the A.O.H. serving as Treasurer for 27 years. He served on the Board of Directors for the Marlborough Girls Club and volunteered coordinating the rebuilding of the Girl’s Club after the fire in 1994. He also coached basketball for the Marlborough Boy’s Club.
Jim received the J.J. Bradley Award “Father of the Year in 1987. One of his fondest memories was attending the Masters Golf Tournament in 1998 and 1999.
A funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, March 10, at 10 a.m., in the Immaculate Conception Church, 11 Prospect St., Marlborough. Burial will follow with military honors in Evergreen Cemetery, Wilson Street, Marlborough. Due to COVID, calling hours are private.
The family would like to especially thank MetroWest Hospice, Marlborough, and Always Best Care Senior Services, Framingham, for their loving care and support.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Jim’s name to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 Saint Jude’s Place, Memphis, TN 38105