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Obituary for Nellie "Nell" Daly

July 20, 1924 - September 10, 2018
Wilmington, Delaware | Age 94


Nellie "Nell" Edwards Daly of Wilmington, DE, passed away at home on September 10, 2018. She was born July 20, 1924 in Sparta, NC to the late Quincy and Verlyn (McCann) Edwards.

Nell was the wife of Air Force Lt. Col. John Patrick Daly, Jr. Together they raised 6 children while traveling the world. Nell was a devout Catholic and worked as an administrative assistant for the Diocese of Wilmington. She was also the pastor's assistant at Trinity Episcopal Church in Elkton, MD. Nell volunteered as a bookkeeper for Immaculate Conception School in Elkton, MD. She enjoyed music, oil painting, birdwatching, and cooking, but her most treasured time was spent with her family and friends. Nell was considered the family story teller and will be remembered for the joy, goodwill, and friendship that she gave to all who knew her.

Nell is survived by her daughter, Patricia Boyd (James); son, John Daly (Nancy); daughter, Marie Prouty (Mark); son, Sean Daly (Sandra); daughter, Catherine Anne Ward (Keith); daughter-in-law, Cathryn Daly; 12 grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren. In addition to her parents, Nell was preceded in death by her husband, John Patrick Daly, Jr. and son, James Michael Daly.

With gratitude and appreciation for care rendered, the family would like to thank Dr. David Estock, Linda Olivere, FNP-C and staff; Fox Rehab; Carpe Vita Home Care; Compassionate Care Hospice and Linda Prince.

A visitation will be held Tuesday, September 18, 2018 from 6 pm to 8 pm at R.T. Foard and Jones Funeral Home, 122 West Main Street, Newark, DE 19711. A second visitation will be held from 10 am to 11 am on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at Church of the Holy Child, 2500 Naamans Rd, Wilmington, DE 19810; followed by a Funeral Mass at 11 am. Private burial will be held on Thursday, September 20, 2018.

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