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OBITUARY: THOMAS DALY, SALLINS

Leinster Leader 13 February 1943
Obituary
Mr. Thomas Daly, Sallins, Co. Kildare

Widespread sympathy had been aroused by the death which took place on Wednesday of last week of Mr. Thomas Daly, Sallins, Co. Kildare. Deceased, who had reached an advanced age, passed peacefully away in his sleep after a long and active life. Formerly a member of the R.I.C. he served in Donegal, Wicklow and Kildare, retiring about 1907. Since than he resided at Sallins, where he enjoyed the esteem and goodwill of all sections of the community. A native of Daingean, Offaly, and member of a well-known and respected family, he was noted for his amiable and kindly thought for his neighbours. Deceased’s eldest son, Mr. Richard Daly, holds an important post as an Assistant Secretary in Mr. McEntee’s Department in Dublin, and another son, Mr. Thomas Daly, is proprietor of a licensed business in Sallins. A third son, Mr. James Daly, is attached to the postal service in Kildare. The deepest sympathy will be expressed with the widow and family on their very sad loss.
The funeral, which took place to Bodenstown, on Friday was very largely attended. Rev. M. Murphy, C.C., officiated at the graveside. The chief mourners were – Mrs. A. Daly (widow), Messrs. Richard, James and Thomas Daly (sons), Misses Mary and Anne Daly and Mrs. Kelly (daughters, Mrs. Fitzgerald, Naas, and Mrs. Loughlin (nieces), Sean and Dominick Kelly (grandchildren), and Misses Victorine and Philomena Kelly (grand-nieces).

Note: ehistory was contacted by Frank Caffrey who informs us that his grandfather, Thomas Daly, joined the RIC in 1876 and that he was pensioned on 1 October 1901, not 1907, as stated in the obituary. He also said that Richard and  Thomas (Jnr.), died respectively in 1946 and 1948. Thomas Daly's widow, Anne, nee McKelvey, died in May 1953.

An obituary for Thomas Daly, Sallins from the Leinster Leader of 13 February 1953


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