October 14, 1944 – October 4, 2019
Deborah Denning Daly suddenly left us here on earth on the morning of Friday, October 4, 2019. She was born on October 14, 1944 in New London, Connecticut where her father and mother were serving in the Coast Guard during WWII. The family settled in Arnold, Maryland where her dad became a popular professor at the Naval Academy. Deb attended Severna Park High School and the University of Maryland where she earned both a BA and MA. Deb was an accomplished sailor and taught sailing at the Annapolis Yacht Club until she sustained a knee injury. She was an editor all her life and was constantly plagued by all the mistakes she saw in the written word. Her proudest accomplishment was preparing the official report on the World Trade Center Attack. In the 1990's, Deb founded the Chesapeake Parrot Head Club which she grew into more that 300 members and raised thousands of dollars for charitable contributions. Deb was a caring friend who was always the first to reach out. She had a knack for making friends and strangers feel at ease, especially through the use of her 100% Irish humor. Her favorite place on earth was Key West where she vacationed every year and will visit one more time in November.
A celebration of Deb's life will be held on Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 2:00 until It's Time to Go Home Norman at the Oyster Cove Club House at 501 Oyster Cove Drive, Grasonville, Maryland 21638, off Exit 42 at the end of the Kent Narrows Bridge. (Casual attire)
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to SPCA of Anne Arundel County, MD; Lower Keys Friends of Animals in Key West, FL; or Animal Rescue, Inc. in Maryland Line, MD
Celebration of Life
Oyster Cove Club House
501 Oyster Cove Drive
October 14, 2019
Roy and I first met Deb at Fins Restaurant in Baltimore during a Parrothead meeting. We were friends for several years then lost contact after Roy and I moved to Melbourne, Florida 15 years ago. We connected again a couple of years ago on Facebook. She gave Roy and I a painting of The Blue Heaven restaurant in Key West for our wedding gift 23 years ago. That picture hangs in our kitchen today. I am really going to miss her Trump postings on Facebook. I had more than one laugh over her postings. I looked forward to those postings every day. The postings stopped a couple of weeks ago and I did not know why until today. Her passing is a real loss.
Tracy Snell and Kaare Wieneke
October 8, 2019
We first met Deb when the Chesapeake Parrothead Club was first being formed. Deb was a kind and caring woman who was dedicated to giving back. We feel blessed to have spent many hours sharing music, margaritas, and laughter with Deb.