August 13, 1941 – May 4, 2020
Edward James Daley, age 78, passed away May 4, 2020 at Harrington Court in Colchester. He was born on August 13, 1941 in Norwich to the late Edward and Louise (Norman) Daley Sr. He grew up with his stepfather William Oliver Nylen, whom he loved and called Dad. He married Carole (Gagnon) Daley on July 5, 1991 and was happily married to her until she passed in 2007.
Ed served in US Navy August 1958-August 1962 on the USS Maloy. He was a proud veteran. Ed had a collection of baseball caps and would often wear his USS Veteran cap when he left his home. He enjoyed horseshoes and golfing in his younger years. He was an avid sports fan and would never miss a Yankee’s or Giants game. He was a true New Englander. He was active in AA for 35 years and had many dear friends of B.W. He lived at Chase Manor the past few years and enjoyed playing pennies and cards with his friends and neighbors. Throughout his life, he was a printer who worked in a variety of settings most notably the Norwich Bulletin and Pfizer Pharmaceuticals where he retired in 2006.
Ed is survived by a son Ed Daley, a sister Virginia (Jeannie) Gregor, and step children John Wiese, Todd Wiese, Lori Grillo and husband Kevin, Mel Wiese and wife Michelle, Lisa Orowson and husband Brian. He also leaves behind nieces Melinda Gregor, and Kristie Gregor, nephews Scott Gregor, Christopher Gregor, and Matthew Nylen, grandchildren: Amy Wiese, Jamie Wiese, John Wiese, Kristina Oddo, Kathryn Wiese, Chaz Fresquez and wife Stacei, Cayla Fresquez, Larsen Wiese, Natalia Wiese, Garisen Wiese, and Trinity Orowson as well as great nieces and great grandchildren. He is predeceased by his brothers Michael Nylen and William (Billy) Nylen, a son Jim Daley, and nephews Alan Gregor, and Justin Nylen. He loved his family and talked of them often.
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
JoAnn Horbett( Galbo)
May 23, 2020
Dear family of Ed,
I was saddened to hear of the passing of Ed. I know that he had a happy marriage with my Aunt Carole, Living inNew York, I didn't have the opportunity to spend much time with him, but when I did he was always so friendly and kind. May the happy memories you have of Ed, bring you peace at this difficult time, and as time passes bring a smile. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
With love and sincere Condolences,
JoAnn Horbett and sons, Jeff, Jeremy and Jonathan
Daughter of Norma Galbo