James Clinton Daly, age 88, formerly of Pleasantville, NY passed away in Walpole, MA on May 26th, 2018. Jim, as he was known, was born on December 24th, 1929 in Bronxville, NY to Mary Nevins Daly and John Aloysius Daly. He was a graduate of Iona Preparatory School and Georgetown University. After graduating, Jim served in the United States Navy aboard the USS Melvin R. Nawman achieving the rank of Lieutenant JG. Jim spent his entire 34 year career with Mobil Oil Corporation, retiring as a Senior Chartering Contractor. Jim was a long time parishioner of Holy Innocents Roman Catholic Church in Pleasantville where he served for many years on the parish council. He also volunteered with the Boy Scouts and in retirement, Jim spent many happy hours at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation monitoring the bluebird population and spending time fishing and bird watching in Sanibel FL. Beloved husband of the late Margaret Daly, Jim is survived by his children, James Jr and his wife Isabel, Kathleen Emerson and her husband Joseph, Kevin and his wife Amy, Patricia Santos and her husband Roniel and Erin O’Mara and her husband Stephen. He is also survived by 17 cherished grandchildren - Ryan, Liam and Kat Daly, Margaret, Kristen and Conor Emerson, Caelan, Cameron and Keegan Daly, Daniel, Aidan, Kieran and Gavin Santos and Devin, William, Colin and Katherine O’Mara. He also leaves his brother, Thomas, of Lauderdale by the Sea, FL. Jim was predeceased by his son, William, his parents, and his brother Spencer.
Visitors will be received by the family at Beecher Flooks Funeral Home, 418 Bedford Road, Pleasantville, NY from 9:00 AM - 10:45 AM on Saturday, June 30th. Funeral mass at 11:00 AM across the street at Holy Innocents Roman Catholic Church. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Jim’s name to Ward Pound Ridge Reservation www.friendsoftrailside.org or the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation www.sccf.org For directions and further information please see http://beecherflooksfh.com