Mary Faith Daly, a lifetime resident of Montclair, died Wednesday, August 8, 2012 following a brief illness. She was 86 years old.
Mary Faith was a graduate of Trinity College in Washington DC. She began her career as a primary school teacher at the Immaculate Conception School. After many years of teaching, Mary Faith started a second career as an administrative assistant to the President of Montclair State University. She retired in 1999.
In addition to her professional life, Mary Faith was a committed volunteer with the American Red Cross, The Mountainside Hospital, and many local charities. As long-time parishioner of the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Mary Faith taught religious instruction in the evenings. She was also one of the first Eucharistic Ministers in the parish. She remained active in her retirement, enjoying reading, exercise classes at the Y,riding her bicycle along Prospect Avenue, and meeting with her many dear friends for lunch or dinner.
Childhood summers spent with family at Spring Lake or Maine's coast led to a life-long love of vacationing at the seashore. Later in life, she returned to Spring Lake each fall with her brother, Andrew and would join her nieces and nephews for an annual summer family gathering on Long Beach Island.
Mary Faith, was the daughter of the late David F. and Martha L. Daly, sister of the late Mary Catherine Daly, the late David F. Daly, Jr., the late Andrew B. Daly, the late Martha Jane Mager, and the late James M.Daly. She is survived by her nieces, Ardythe Ball, Susan Casciano, Martha Mager, and Mary Ellen McAteer, her nephews, Guy DuBois, Tom Mager, and David Mager.
Mary Faith was the last member of her generation, and we, her family and friends, are all deeply saddened by her passing. We will miss her passion for politics, her family stories and her sense of humor. Mary Faith leaves behind a legacy of integrity, generosity, and devotion to family.
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