Donna M. Daly

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Donna M. Daly, of Weymouth, formerly of Dorchester, passed away after a brief illness April 18, 2014 at the age of 64. Daughter of Rita and the late Francis Daly of South Boston. Loving mother of William Holland Jr. and his wife Khadra of Kuwait and Kristen Zechello and her husband Steven of Braintree. Devoted sister of Francis Daly Jr. of Hingham, Dianne Dunphy and her husband Thomas of Pembroke, William Daly and his wife Mona of Mansfield, Dennis Daly and his wife Madeline of Marshfield, Thomas Daly of Weymouth, Debra Daly-Cahalane and her husband Terrance of South Boston, and the late Robert Daly, survived by his wife Carol of Hingham. Beloved grandmother of Khadijah, Zaynab, Hamza, and Umar Holland and Steven and Anthony Zechello. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Donna was born in Boston, had lived in Weymouth before moving recently to Hingham. She worked as a nurses aide and care taker for many years. She was an avid supporter and lover of Drum and Bugle Corps, a member of both the Boston Crusaders and Saint Kevins Emerald Knights. Most of all though she enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a memorial visitation Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Cartwright-Venuti Funeral Home, 845 Washington St., Braintree, MA 02184 and a funeral Mass Saturday in St. Francis of Assisi Church, So. Braintree Sq., at 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in her name to Autism Speaks, 1 East 33rd Street, 4th Floor, New York, N.Y. 10016 or For additional information, directions, or to leave a sympathy message visit our web site at

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Cartwright-Venuti Funeral Home - South Braintree
845 Washington Street South Braintree, MA 02184
(781) 843-1878
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Published in The Patriot Ledger on Apr. 23, 2014