John P. Daly, 91

John P. Daly, 91

DANVERS—John P. Daly, 91, died Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. He was the husband of Dorothy E. (Lovell) Daly, the love of his life who was his world.

Born in Lynn on November 28, 1926 to the late John and Gertrude Daly, he was raised and educated there and was a 1944 graduate of Saint Mary’s High School. He then served honorably in the U.S. Army during WWII. Following the war, he earned his bachelor’s degree from Salem State College and would later earn a master’s degree from Florida Atlantic University.

A longtime Lynn resident, John taught English at Lynn English High School until the time of his retirement. He also worked as a tour bus guide throughout New England for many years.

He was a longtime member of the Northshoremen Barbershop Chorus and had been a member of several barbershop quartets.

In retirement, John and his wife made their home in Woodstock, Ga. for twenty-three years before returning to the North Shore in 2017.

In addition to his loving wife of 70 years, he leaves his children, Mary Lou Gagnon and her husband Henry of Danvers, Jack Daly of Nashua, N.H., and Celia McDermott and her husband Andrew of Roswell, Ga., nine grandchildren, Jessica Gill, Christopher, Meghan, and Patrick Daly, Gregory and Kristen Gagnon, and James, Brittaney, and Michael McDermott, seven great-grandchildren, Caitlin Daly and MacKenzie, Mikaela, Zander, Maddox, Burkeley, and Brody Gill, two sisters, Helen Houley of Florida and Catherine Foley of Peabody, and a brother, James Daly of Peabody. He was the father of the late Diane Bordoy-Daly and Jill George and the brother of the late Margaret O’Brien.

Service information: Funeral Services will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in his name may be made to Care Dimensions online at or by mail at Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan St. Suite B-102, Danvers, MA. 01923. Arrangements are by C.R. Lyons & Sons Funeral Directors, 28 Elm St., Danvers Square.

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