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SOUTHBURY - Francis L. “Frank” Daly, 86, of Southbury, formerly of Naugatuck, died Sunday April 7th, 2019 at Danbury Hospital.
He was the widower of Alfrieda (Rachuba) Daly and Eileen (Brooks) Daly.
Frank was born in Waterbury May 20th, 1932, son of the late Francis L. and Charlotte (Kelley) Daly Sr. He was a veteran of the U.S.Navy, serving on the LST 664 during the Korean War era. He was a boxer for the Navy and continued boxing after his enlistment ended. He was a marathon runner and continued to run and workout throughout the rest of his life. Frank enjoyed ballroom dancing and training dogs. He was a master electrician, and worked at Griffin Hospital until his retirement. He was a long time member of Seymour Fish and Game Club and was an accomplished skeet shooter. He loved working with kids and coached George J. Hummel Little League for many years and lead several of his teams to All-star championships.
Frank leaves his son Frank Daly of Puerto Galera, Philippines , daughter Jennifer Daly of Waterbury, step sons and daughters Gregory Briggs of Waterbury, Barbara Grimes of Fresno Ca, Vincent Chambery of Ansonia, Anthony Chambery, Maria Stolfi of Cos Cob and Anita Michael of Wilton ,ten grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, his life partner Helen Dallow of Southbury and his former wife Louise (Briere) Daly. He was predeceased by his son Timothy Daly and his sister Helena Easterbrook.
ARRANGEMENTS-Funeral will leave Naugatuck Valley Memorial Fitzgerald Zembruski Funeral Home ThursdayApril 11th at 8:30 A.M. for St. Francis of Assisi ChurchNaugatuck for Mass at 9:30. Burial with military honors will follow in St.James Cemetery, Cross Street Naugatuck. Calling hours where friends may visit with the family will be held at the funeral home Wednesday from 5:00 to 9:00 P.M. Friends and family will gather immediately followingfuneral services. Location will be announced at the cemetary.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Wounded Warriors at Woundedwarriorproject.org. To send an online condolence please visitwww.naugatuckvalleymemorial.com.