WEST HARTFORD – Msgr. Charles W. Daly, 95, died at St. Mary Home in West Hartford on Feb. 26, 2016.
He was born in Hartford, a son of the late Dr. Charles W. Daly and Cecelia Scanlon Daly. He graduated from Hartford High School, Georgetown University and Harvard School of Business. He served in the United States Army during World War II, achieving the rank of captain.
After his ordination to the priesthood in 1951, Msgr. Daly was first appointed as assistant at St. Patrick Parish in East Hampton. He then was appointed assistant pastor at St. Anthony Parish in Hartford from September 1951 to September 1955. He was named assistant chancellor of the Archdiocese of Hartford and executive secretary-treasurer of The Catholic Transcript in January of 1959.
In June of 1962, Msgr. Daly assumed full-time duties at the chancery as the fiscal officer of the Archdiocese of Hartford. He retired on Jan. 19, 1996.
In addition to his parents, Msgr. Daly was predeceased by his four siblings, Father Joseph M. Daly, John F. Daly, Mary D. Redden and Robert J. Daly, and by his niece, Elizabeth Ann Daly.
He is survived by his nieces and nephews, Margaret E. Daly of New Britain; Robert J. Daly Jr. of West Hartford; Charles W. Daly II of West Hartford; Thomas G. Daly of Glastonbury; Joseph C. Daly of Niantic; Bergin J. Daly of Sunset Beach, N.C.; and Cecilia A. Daly of Groton. He is also survived by many grandnieces and grandnephews.
Archbishop Leonard P. Blair was the principal celebrant of a Mass of Christian Burial March 3 in the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Hartford. Burial followed in the family plot at Mount St. Benedict Cemetery in Bloomfield.
Contributions in Msgr. Daly's name may be made to the Cathedral of St. Joseph Food Bank, 140 Farmington Ave., Hartford, CT 06105.