Mary Catherine Daley

January 29, 1931 ~ November 17, 2023 (age 92) 92 Years Old

Mary Daley Obituary

Mary Catherine Daley, a beloved sister, aunt, and friend, passed away peacefully on November 17, 2023, in Cary, Illinois. Born on January 29, 1931, in Chicago, Illinois, Mary led a life characterized by kindness, generosity, and love. 

Mary was the heart of her family, a beacon of warmth and care to all who knew her. She is survived by her sister, Helen Jerzyk (late Robert), and brother, Dennis Daley (Nancy). She was a cherished aunt to her nephews, Jeffrey Jerzyk (Renee), Brook Jerzyk (Jodie), and Mark Daley, and nieces, Christine Zaruba, Ann Dower (Jay), and Mary Clankie (Bob). She adored and was adored by her many grand and great grand nieces and nephews. Mary was preceded in death by her parents, Timothy and Jennie Daley, and her dear friend, Madeline Hackett. 

In her professional life, Mary was a dedicated executive assistant for multiple architectural firms, including Pepper Construction, from which she retired. Her meticulous attention to detail and unwavering commitment to her work were greatly admired by her colleagues and superiors alike. 

Mary's interests were as varied as they were passionate. In her younger years, she enjoyed traveling, exploring diverse cultures, and experiencing the beauty of the world. She also had a keen interest in gardening, which was evident in the beautiful blooms that adorned her home. Her love for interior design was tasteful and whimsical. Everybody coveted her white elephant grab bag gifts.

However, it was her family that Mary cherished most of all. She loved spending time with her nieces, nephews, and grand nieces and nephews, sharing stories, and creating beautiful memories. Her love and care for her family were boundless, and she left an indelible mark on all their lives. 

Mary's kindness was a beacon that lit the lives of all who knew her. She was generous with her time and resources, always ready to lend a helping hand to those in need. Her loving nature made her a source of comfort and solace to many. She will be remembered for her warm smile, her gentle spirit, and her unending kindness.

Mary Catherine Daley's life was a testament to the power of kindness, generosity, and love. Her legacy will forever live on in the hearts of those who knew and loved her. As we bid her farewell, we celebrate her life and the beautiful memories she leaves behind.


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Funeral Mass
April 5, 2024

10:30 AM
St. Peter & Paul Catholic Church
410 First St
Cary, IL
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