Sean P. Daly
1975 - 2021
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Daly, Sean P.

Sean P. Daly, 45, Beloved Son, Brother, Uncle, Friend and Teacher passed away January 7, 2021 as a result of the politicalization of the Covid 19 Pandemic. Sean, preceded in death by his father, Mark Daly, leaves behind his mother, Donna (nee Deagon) Daly; sister, Deidre (Michael) Habetler; nieces, Michelle and Catherine Habetler; nephew, Paul Habetler; EAM (Sigma Alpha Mu - Sammy) fraternity brothers; and thousands of friends and students. Sean's teaching career began at Trinity HS in River Forest where he taught, mentored and coached softball. Most recently, Sean has been teaching at Beecher HS where he also coached. He was an avid sports fan and loved his Cubbies, Bears and Hawks. Sean's real gift in life was finding and sharing happiness and joy. His imagination and intellect made him an extraordinary person and educator who will be greatly missed. Memorial services will be planned for a future date. The family has asked that any donations be made to the Chicago Humane Society, St. Jude's or Shriner's Hospital for Children. For info, www.nelsonfunerals.com or 847-823-5122.



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Published in Chicago Sun-Times on Jan. 10, 2021.
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16 entries
January 16, 2021
I knew Sean when we went to school together at UIC. We would sometimes travel to and from school together because we lived not too far from each other. We had a lot of fun times with our fraternity and sorority friends both on and off campus. Sean was always up for anything and didn’t miss out on any hijinks. Beneath his “wise guy” exterior, Sean was a tender and caring friend. I haven’t seen him in many years, but the world is a bit less bright and colorful knowing that he is no longer in it. He will be missed.
Kelly Bichkoff
Friend
January 14, 2021
Sean, words cannot describe how many people you have impacted in your life. You were taken from us too soon and you will forever be missed. The joy and laughter you have brought to everyone who met you will never be forgotten.
Todd Fine
Friend
January 14, 2021
Donna and family. I am so sorry to about your loss and we extend our condolences. If there is anything we can do, or if you just need to talk, please reach out to me.
Our prayers are for you and may God welcome Sean.
Gail and Larry Bergfalk
Larry Bergfalk
Family
January 14, 2021
A great man that I had more than a few great conversations with. Gone far too soon. Rest easy my friend.
Hunter
January 13, 2021
My dearest friend, I am completely devastated by your loss. The light in my world will shine less brightly now that you are no longer in it. Thank you for being such a wonderful friend and always having my corner. Thank you for your advice and guidance over the years. Thank you for sharing your friendship, I am a better person for knowing you. I will think of you and miss you dearly and daily. Until we meet again. All my love, Sarah xxx
Sarah
January 11, 2021
My beloved friend, you will be sorely missed. We went through good times and bad times, and through it all you were a true friend. Those that got to know you were truly blessed. Those that didn't missed out. If only more people like you existed the world would be a much better place. You are in a better place. I love you.
Michael Farr
Friend
January 11, 2021
I am sorry to hear of your loss. Please accept my condolences. May the love of God, friends and family comfort you through your grief. 2nd Thessalonians 2: 16,17
D T
January 10, 2021
My friend, I will miss you tremendously. We never got our caps or cubs game, but at least we shared the cubs world series win! Rip.
Trevor Myers
Friend
January 10, 2021
First met Sean when he was a fraternity brother with our son, Todd. Our condolences go out to his family. He was a truly wonderful person and will be deeply missed.

William & Genese Fine
William & Genese Fine
January 9, 2021
Mr.Daly you where loved by many everybody at the school admired you so much you not only taught history you taught value and you set the bar. You told us to be the best we could be I’ll carry on all the good pearls and wisdom that you taught us about life. Your sense of humor was off the wall you brightens up a lot of my bad days. Thanks for looking out for everybody. I’ll see you sometime soon my friend.
Jared Brouwer
Student
January 8, 2021
Heather Shoven
Friend
January 8, 2021
Heather Shoven
Friend
January 8, 2021
Heather Shoven
Friend
January 8, 2021
Thanks for the memories, Sean.
Heather Shoven
Friend
January 8, 2021
To Sean’s beloved family,
Please accept my deep sense of shock and sadness at the loss of Sean. Sean and I both taught Social Studies at Trinity and I enjoyed his friendship, tech help, as well as his wonderful sense of humor. We shared many a laugh together. May he Rest In Peace.
Mary Barrett
Hinsdale, IL
Mary Barrett
Coworker
January 8, 2021
I am so saddened by this tremendous loss for us all. Sean’s beloved family and all his friends, colleagues, and students are in my thoughts and prayers.
Sean was a wonderful friend who gave the best hugs, made me laugh, and was passionate about his family, friends, and work. He got this White Sox fan to become a Cubs fan as well. It helped that we met in the summer of 2016.
It was a joy to watch the Trinity softball games at Triton. He truly loved coaching and teaching. My best memory of Coach Daly occurred while he was coaching the Beecher boys basketball team in 2017/17. Go Bobcats! The other team made a big run and Sean just said “Full time out. All starters back in”.
Sean was pure joy during Christmas time. The man knew how to decorate and he enjoyed getting help from his nieces Shel and Cass during the annual operation outdoor joy. He was a fun and proud uncle and it was a joy to be with him and Paul at Wrigley for a game that had many Cubs homers so lots of dancing. Sean and his sister Dee were fun to watch as you could tell how much they loved each other- both brilliant and funny. Much of that is due to Donna, a loving and beautiful mom. They all made a good team.
Finally, he was a wonderful dad dog. He was so good to my dog Cody. Except, he did get the little white dog hooked on Big jacks jerky - had to be teriyaki flavor. I loved coming into the room seeing Sean and Cody on the couch sharing a package of jerky. Adorable.
I am grateful that we had the time we had with him but mourn that he is gone way to soon. Yet I have no doubt that we will all be carrying him with us in our hearts.
Heather Shoven
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